Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Spring 2017

Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Feb 21, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

Waheguru Pal Sidhu & Shivshankar Menon speak on the Security Challenges of 2017

Jan 05, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

Several recent episodes have highlighted the potential of Twitter diplomacy to both make peace or enhance relations and raise tensions or wage war

Jan 02, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
South Asia

Key global trends include rising income, climate change, growing cyber dependency, ageing population, artificial intelligence, and the changing nature of conflic

Jan 16, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

US President Donald Trump’s disruption, ironically, is more likely accelerate the evolution to allow countries like China and, probably, India to shape its contours

Jan 30, 2017
WPS Sidhu
United States, South Asia, India
South Asia

Apart from being the first Indian-American in a US cabinet, Nikki Haley will also be the third woman appointed in a row to the position of governor

Dec 05, 2016
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

While black swan events generally have a negative connotation, some of them might be the harbinger of more positive developments in the long run

Dec 19, 2016
WPS Sidhu

Introduction:

Before examining the issue of nuclear armed cruise missiles (NACMs) a quick global geopolitical overview is warranted. The short post-Cold War period of cooperation between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the P5 in common parlance) has given way to greater direct interstate contestation between them today. Consider the US-Russia confrontation over Ukraine and Syria, the US-China tensions in the South China Seas, not to mention the latent conflict between China and US allies like Japan.

Oct 19, 2016
WPS Sidhu
China, United States, South Asia, India

Instead of using the Brics summit to push for greater economic growth and a greater global governance role, India sought to use it more for dealing with Pakistan

Oct 24, 2016
WPS Sidhu
China, South Asia, India
South Asia

The 71st UN general assembly (UNGA) session, unlike the somnolent affairs of the past, literally began with a bang. A couple of explosions and the discovery of crude bombs in New York and New Jersey, barely a week after the 15th anniversary of 9/11, revived the spectre of terrorism. The swift arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahami just two days later and his reported trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan focused attention on the region as a base of transnational terrorism.

Sep 26, 2016
WPS Sidhu

Related Publications

  • The five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – have gained on the world stage and their presence is being felt in every multilateral institution. Among them India – the world’s largest democracy with a burgeoning economy and a long history of engagement with the multilateral order – is of special significance. For BRICS watchers in general and anyone interested in the future of India in particular, twenty-two scholars of international repute have produced one of the most comprehensive volumes on India’s role in the evolving global order: Shaping the Emerging World.

    Jul 31, 2013
    WPS Sidhu, Bruce Jones, Pratap Bhanu Mehta
    South Asia, India
    India, South Asia
  • In the past several years, key governments and multilateral institutions have devoted considerable effort to the task of more effectively integrating development and security policy responses to the related challenges of countries affected by conflict, post-conflict peacebuilding, and conflict prevention. The looming deadline of the Millennium Development Goals, has focused attention on this important nexus and the near impossibility of crisis- and conflict-affected states achieving these goals unless development and security is more effectively integrated.

  • Does the Elephant Dance? elegantly surveys key features of contemporary Indian foreign policy. David Malone identifies relevant aspects of Indian history, examines the role of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors. He analyzes the specifics of India's policy within its South Asian neighborhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia, East Asia, Europe, and Russia as well as multilateral diplomacy. The book also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America, and the Caribbean.

    May 08, 2011
    David Malone
    South Asia, India
    India

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