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November 2017
COP-23 Climate Negotiations: Politics Over Just Commitments
28 November 2017 Garima Maheshwari analyses the unfolding developments at COP-23 and their implications for global climate change related policymaking
The Strategist “Taking Centre Stage in the World”
28 November 2017 Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at why restoring the lost grandeur of the Silk Route has many challenges that may not be overcome
The R4+S Approach for Afghanistan
27 November 2017 Rajat Ahlawat analyses the US' R4+S strategy for Afghanistan and argues that this strategy is largely old wine in a new bottle and that it will be marred by several complexities 
Maritime Matters Microbeads and Microfibre: A Big Challenge for Blue Economy
27 November 2017 Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the impact of these minuscule materials on marine life
In Memoriam Ambassador Howard B Schaffer
22 November 2017 Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar writes on Amb Howard Schaffer's life and legacy
Why are Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives Bound to Fail?
21 November 2017 Shivani Singh identifies three challenges that stand in the way of disarmament efforts
The Pangsangh Alliance and the Future of Myanmar’s Peace Process
21 November 2017 Angshuman Choudhury says that there can be no peace in Myanmar without the cooperation and compliance of the northern EAOs
Special Commentary Unpacking the Unprecedented Churning in Saudi Arabia
15 November 2017 Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta analyses the domestic and foreign policy dynamics in the unfolding changes in Saudi Arabia's political set-up
EU: Prospects of Reform Post the 2017 German Election
15 November 2017 John Schabedoth assesses the impact of the 2017 German general election results on the prospects of EU reform
Dateline Colombo The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order
14 November 2017 Asanga Abeyagoonasekera weighs in on China's strategic vision that combines economic might with geopolitical prowess
Strategic Space ‘Gas Chamber’ Cities and Dangers Nuclear
14 November 2017 Dr Manpreet Sethi contextualises the fallout of nuclear use in the hazardous air quality across the Indo-Gangetic plain
East Asia Compass Trump's Visit to East Asia
7 November 2017 Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at why the trip might be unprecedented, but the outcomes are most likely not going to be so
China's Signaling Under President Xi Jinping
6 November 2017 Air Commodore Prashant Dikshit VM (G) traces the pattern in China's signaling to the world under the leadership of President Xi Jingping and makes projections
India-China Border Agreements: Political Negotiation Needed
6 November 2017 Dr Amit Ranjan provides an overview of the colonial history of border agreements between India and China 
Maritime Matters Short Sea Shipping in Bay of Bengal Takes Baby Steps
3 November 2017 Dr Vijay Sakhuja considers the significance of new initiatives in the Bay region
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