5 August 2013

Newsletter Aug 2013

India

1947-48 Indo-Pak War: Fall of Gilgit and Siege and Fall of Skardu
Col Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd)

Chinese Quest for Space Supremacy: Implications for India and the World
Radhakrishna Rao, Visiting Fellow, VIF

Maoist Insurgency in India: Impending Escalation and Dimensions of The State’s Armed Response
Lt Gen (Retd) Gautam Banerjee, Executive Council, VIF

Contemporary Naxal Movement in India: New Trends, State Responses and Recommendations
Rajat Kumar Kujur

Fight Maoist strategy and not the forces
By: Col Danvir Singh

The Fall of Maoist Revolution
By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

Ending the romance with Maoists
Col R Hariharan

Policy Brief - A Busy Internal Security Agenda: Maoists, Police Reforms and the NCTC

Issue Brief on Does an Indian OS Provide Cyber Security?

India's Feeble Foreign Policy
A Would-Be Great Power Resists Its Own Rise
Manjari Chatterjee Miller

  
India Internal Security Challenges and Responses
Prakash Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Board)

The Role of Ballistic Missile Defence in The Emerging India-China Strategic Balance
 Brig (Retd) Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance
By Laxman K Behera

Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance
By Laxman K Behera

India's Nuclear Triad: A Net Assessment
Ajey Lele

Daulat Beg Oldie Standoff: An Assessment
V. Mahalingam

Kargil: A Ringside View
By: Lt Gen Mohinder Puri

Involve military in decision making to tackle China
By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

Optimising the Potential of Special Forces
By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Defence Acquisitions: Risk Management — Better Than Crisis Management
By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman

Defence Acquisition and Offsets: Partnership in Research, Development and Production



Disaster Management: A nation's Litmus Test
By: Col Danvir Singh

Defence PSUs: The Great Betrayal
By: Gp Capt AG Bewoor

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF
By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Can Tibet be defended?
By: Claude Arpi
           
India: Opportunities and Challenges on the Easter Flank
           
 India’s Military Modernization: Plans and Strategic Underpinnings

Force Multipliers for the Indian Air Force

1947-48 Indo-Pak War: Fall of Gilgit and Siege and Fall of Skardu

Downhill from Kargil

J&K: Dangerous Disruption

Was it possible to capture Pak Occupied Kashmir in 1949
By Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal

India’s Naval Aviation: Punching Below Its Weight
By Robert Farley


India’s nuclear doctrine and capability: Some answers
By Manpreet Sethi

The faraway neighbour
By C. Raja Mohan

Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi...   
By Lt Gen NS Malik

Critical Assessment of China's Vulnerabilities in Tibet
By Mandip Singh

One Hundred Years of Kautilya's Arthasastra
By P. K. Gautam

While we were silent
By Pratap Bhanu Mehta


Pakistan

Present State of Insurgency, Extremist Violence & Terrorism in Pakistan
Rohit Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF

Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair
Priyanka Singh

Gilgit-Baltistan: Between the rock and a hard place
By: Senge H. SeringJune 2013

Policy Brief - Pakistan: An Agenda for Nawaz


Domination of Pakistan
By Radical Islamists
P. K. Upadhyay

Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index
Lidia Leoni

Terrorism as an Instrument of Power
By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim

Pakistan's Flirtations with Tactical Nuclear Weapons
By ADITI MALHOTRA

Pakistani Militants Plan Their Own Pivot East
Stephen Tankel

Pakistan’s Foreign and Security Policies after the 2013 General Election
Frederic Grare

Balochistan: The State Versus the Nation
Frederic Grare

By Stephen Tankel

http://carnegieendowment.org/2013/07/16/unpacking-abbotabad-commission-report/gfsr

 

America's exit strategy

By G Parthasarathy

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130718/edit.htm#4


Four Point Musharraf Formula – Oxymoroning India?

By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/four-point-musharraf-formula-oxymoroning-india/


Afghanistan: What Pakistan Wants

By Anatol Lieven

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jul/15/Afghanistan-what-pakistan-wants/


Talking with the Taliban: A New ICSR Report

By David Ucko 

http://kingsofwar.org.uk/2013/07/talking-with-the-taliban-a-new-icsr-report/


Lashkar-e-Taiba Capable of Threatening U.S. Homeland
Stephen Tankel

Fountainhead of Jihad
Stephen Tankel

Decoding Pakistan's 'Strategic Shift' in Afghanistan
Moeed Yusuf. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

The Terrorist Threat to Nuclear Weapons in Pakistan
By Shaun Gregory


Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Real World Choices in Staying or Leaving
By Anthony H. Cordesman

The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition--Volume I: The Challenges of Leadership and Governance
By Anthony H. Cordesman

The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition--Volume II: Afghan Economics and Outside Aid
By Anthony H. Cordesman

The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition--Volume III: Security and the ANSF
By Anthony H. Cordesman

Zero Option & Afghan Stability: Karzai, Obama and the High Stakes in Afghanistan
 D Suba Chandran

Winning or Failing in Afghanistan: Implications of Regional and Global Security
H.E Shaida M. Abdali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to India

Salvaging the War in Afghanistan
By Anthony H. Cordesman

 Afghanistan 2012: Looking to the Future - A Regional Report

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

What Went Right?
Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.

Afghanistan's Parties in Transition
International Crisis Group

Fitting Intelligence to the Fight: Lessons from Afghanistan
By David J. Katz
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/fitting-intelligence-to-the-fight-lessons-from-afghanistan

Obama Needs to Explain Why We're Breaking Up with Afghanistan
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Afghanistan: A Dilemma for China and the US
By Jeffrey Payne
http://thediplomat.com/2013/07/26/afghanistan-a-dilemma-for-china-and-the-us/?all=true

How to Save the War in Afghanistan
By Anthony Cordesman
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2013/07/24/how_to_save_the_war_in_afghanistan_105339-full.html


South Asia

Challenging the Reconciliation Process: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divide and Conflicts
CS Kuppuswamy



China and its Peripheries: Beijing’s Myanmar Strategy
Ranjit Gupta

Contemporary Myanmar: Challenges to Political Process and Reconciliation
Sonu Trivedi

Leadership impact on India - Sri Lanka Strategic Security Dynamics

India-Bangladesh Border Management: The Challenge of Cattle Smuggling

Asia’s Weakening Economies – How Concerned Should the World Be?

By Joshua Kurlantzick

http://thediplomat.com/pacific-money/2013/07/27/asias-weakening-economies-how-concerned-should-the-world-be/

 

As Tensions with West Rise, Moscow Looks to Asia

By Richard Weitz

http://thediplomat.com/2013/07/25/as-tensions-with-west-rise-moscow-looks-to-asia/?all=true


The unempowered Asian

By Pulapre Balakrishnan 

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-unempowered-asian/article4949618.ece?homepage=true


Borderline disorder

By Shankar Roychowdhury

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/columnist/Shankar%20Roychowdhury   


One blunder after the other in Foreign Policy

By Laksiri Fernando 

http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2013/07/one-blunder-after-other-in-foreign.html


Russia's Military on the March in Asia

By Ariel Cohen|

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-military-the-march-asia-8772?page=show


The Status of Myanmar’s Peace Process

By Gregory Poling, Amy Killian

http://csis.org/publication/status-myanmars-peace-process




China

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Ashley Hess, Nicholas S. Yarosh

Chinese Intelligence : From a Party Outfit to Cyber Warriors
Ajit Doval, KC - Director, VIF

Critical Assessment of China's Vulnerabilities in Tibet
Mandip Singh

China and its Peripheries: Strategic Significance of Tibet
Abanti Bhattacharya

China and its Peripheries: Beijing, Xinjiang & Han-Uyghur Schism
Debasish Chaudhuri

Half Lives: A Preliminary Assessment of China's Nuclear Warhead Life Extension and Safety Program

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project: Organizational Capacities and Operational Capabilities

Countering Chinese Cyber Operations: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Interests

War Zone Campaign Doctrine
By MANOJ NARAVANE

Sino-Indian Border Infrastructure: An Update   
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Rahul Prakash

China Strategically Cornered Globally: India’s Strategic Window of Opportunity
By Dr Subhash Kapila

Managing India- China convergences and contradictions
By Col. R. Hariharan 

China Has a New Propaganda Machine -- and This One Can Fly

By John Reed, Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer 

http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/07/17/china_s_new_flying_propaganda_broadcast_plane

 

Can China change its economic course?

By Fareed Zakaria

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-china-at-a-crossroads/2013/07/17/211799e0-ef01-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html


Exploring the Significance of China’s Membership on the Arctic Council
By: Stephen Blank

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project: Organizational Capacities and Operational Capabilities
Ian Easton and L.C. Russell Hsiao (03/11/2013)

Countering Chinese Cyber Operations: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Interests
Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao (10/29/2012)

China's Evolving Space Capabilities: Implications for U.S. Interests

By Bhaskar Roy

Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva

By Brahma C

 

Reading China on Sino-Indian Border Issue

By Bhaskar Roy

http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1325

 

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development

By Anthony H. Cordesman, Ashley Hess, Nicholas S. Yarosh

http://csis.org/files/publication/130725_chinesemilmodern.pdf

 

China's Geopolitical Fallout

http://www.stratfor.com/sample/weekly/chinas-geopolitical-fallout#ixzz2a1ho7Pxf

 

The End of the Chinese Economic Miracle

By George Friedman

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2013/07/23/the_end_of_the_chinese_economic_miracle-full.html 


Military Transformation with Chinese Characteristics in the New Century
Li Xiang. Institute for Security and Development Policy

China's Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry
Kimberly Hsu, et al.

Half Lives: A Preliminary Assessment of China's Nuclear Warhead Life Extension and Safety Program
Ian Easton and Mark Stokes (07/29/


ASEAN

China’s Military and the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2030: A Strategic Net Assessment
Michael D. Swaine, Mike M. Mochizuki, Michael L. Brown, Paul S. Giarra, Douglas H. Paal, Rachel Esplin Odell, Raymond Lu, Oliver Palmer, Xu Ren

Crux of Asia: China, India, and the Emerging Global Order
Ashley J. Tellis, Sean Mirski

Will India go whole hog to play the balance of power in Asia?
Guest Column
By Prof. B. R. Deepak

Enhancing India-ASEAN Connectivity
By Ted Osius
Contributor: C. Raja Mohan; foreword By Ernest Z. Bower, Karl F. Inderfurth, and Hemant K. Singh

Securing U.S. Interests and Values in the Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific Strategy Working Group (06/04/2013)

Assessing Japan's National Defense: Toward a New Security Paradigm in the Asia-Pacific
Ian Easton and Randall Schriver (06/03/2013)



Arab World

US Options in Syria: The Dempsey Letter
By Anthony H. Cordesman

US and Iranian Strategic Competition: Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold, Chloe Coughlin-Schulte

THE GULF MILITARY BALANCE Volume I: The Conventional and Asymmetric Dimensions
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Byran Gold

THE GULF MILITARY BALANCE Volume II: The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold

THE GULF MILITARY BALANCE Volume III: The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Robert M. Shelala II

America Can't Escape the Middle East
Zachary C. Shirkey |

The World’s Biggest, Newest Terrorist Haven
By Sara Sorcher

Al Qaeda Is Back
By Bruce Riedel

Prepare for the Worst
It's already time to start planning for what happens if the Middle East peace talks fall apart.
BY NATAN B. SACHS

Why Iraq Was America's Best-Run War
BY JOHN ARQUILLA

Hamas Having Horrible Year
By Ben Lynfield

Iran under Hassan Rohani: Imperatives for the region and India
Meena Singh Roy, Rajeev Agarwal, Prasanta Kumar Pradhan, and M. Mahtab Alam Rizvi

Echoes of Nasser
BY STEVEN A. COOK

40 Minutes In Benghazi
By Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

The Next Phase of the Arab Spring
Analysis

Iran under Hassan Rohani: Imperatives for the region and India

http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/IranunderHassanRohani_RoyAgarwalKumarRizvi_190713

 

The Increasing Complexity of the Internationalised Syrian Conflict

http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/InternationalisedSyrianConflict_MellissaCyrill_080713




Could a nuclear-armed Iran be contained?
By Kingston Reif | 18 April 2013

The Arab Quarter Century
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Behind the Success of Political Islam
By Dalibor Rohac |

Peak Oil as seen through the eyes of Arab oil producers
By Fabius Maximus

Where have all the Pirs and Sufi saints gone?
Gautam Mukherjee
http://www.dailypioneer.com/                 

Megacities And The Density Delusion: Why More People Doesn't Equal More Wealth
By Joel Kotkin

OPEC fracked
Peter C. Glover and Michael J. Economides

Watching the collapse of OPEC?
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Saudi’s Nitaqat Law: Trouble for Indian Expats?
EconomyRegionSocietySouth Asia
By Sudha Ramachandran

Why the Sheikhs Will Fall
BY CHRISTOPHER M. DAVIDSON | APRIL 26, 2013

The High Cost of War with Iran
Geoffrey Kemp, John Allen Gay |



The Modern King in the Arab Spring
By Jeffrey Goldberg

The Next Arab Challenge
By Michael Hirsh

So, You Want Another War?
By Leslie H. Gelb

The Arab Churning and Implications
P. Stobdan

The Arab Churning and Implications
IDSA COMMENT
By P. Stobdan

Speaking truth to impotence in the Middle East
By Spengler

So-Called Spring; Su-Shi Strife and The South-West Asia
By Dr. A. Adityanjee
http://councilforstrategicaffairs.blogspot.com/2013/03/so-called-spring-su-shi-strife-and.html

The mother of all misjudgements
Raj Chengappa



Africa

India and China in Africa
By CONSTANTINO XAVIER

The FP Survey: Africa Rising?

Mad Libs: Africa Rising?

Into Africa
BY MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN



Europe

Euro Crisis Poses Grave Dangers to EU Unity
By SPIEGEL Staff

The euro-zone crisis

How Europe's Crisis Countries Hide their Wealth
By SPIEGEL Staff

Europe's Latest Export: Jihadists
By Soeren Kern

Europe on a Slippery Slope
By THOMAS WRIGHT

THE FREE ROAD THAT MUST NOT BE FORSAKEN
F. Erixon

Why Does Ukraine Matter to the EU?
Olga Shumylo-Tapiola

The Wreck of the Euro
Walter Russell Mead

The Swiss Miracle?
R. Daniel Kelemen


Europocalypse Now
By Eric Ellis

Why the Euro Is Doomed in 4 Steps
Matthew O'Brien

STAYING ALIVE- Eurozone’s recovery depends on Germany’s leadership
Timothy Garton Ash

Europe's Latest Export: Jihadists
By Soeren Kern

Think Again: European Decline
BY MARK LEONARD, HANS KUNDNANI



USA

Changing U.S. Strategy: The Search for Stability and the “Non-War” Against “Non-Terrorism”
By Anthony H. Cordesman

US and Iranian Strategic Competition: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Central Asia
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Robert M. Shelala II, Nori Kasting, Sam Khazai, Sean Mann

U.S. Energy Exports to India: A Game Changer
By Karl F. Inderfurth, Persis Khambatta

U.S. Officials Hoped Chinese Liberalization Program for Tibet in Early 1980s Would Bring Significant Improvements
Edited By Robert A. Wampler, PhD
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB414/

US shuns the right side of Pakistan’s history
By MK Bhadrakumar
http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2013/04/23/us-shuns-the-right-side-of-pakistans-history/

America and Nato leave Afghanistan to regional tussle
Sajjad Ashraf
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/america-and-nato-leave-afghanistan-to-regional-tussle

Pressure Cooker Bomb near Boston Marathon Finishing Line---I am Confused
By B. Raman

Boston Marathon Explosions
By B.Raman

Overcoming gridlock: The secret use of American power
Posted By Stephen M. Walt
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

In Defense of Henry Kissinger
Robert D. Kaplan Apr 24 2013,
http://www.theatlantic.com/

U.S. Officials Hoped Chinese Liberalization Program for Tibet in Early 1980s Would Bring Significant Improvements
Edited By Robert A. Wampler, PhD

Strategic Horizons: Planning for America’s Next War
By Steven Metz, on 24 Apr 2013
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/

Superpower, Leading From Behind
NYT-Books
Michiko Kakutani
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/k/michiko_kakutani/index.html

America the skittish
Sunset for America
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

Get Ready for the Worst Resource Shock the World Has Ever Known
By Michael Klare
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2013/04/22/get_ready_for_the_worst_resource_shock_the_world_has_ever_known_105093-full.html

The Stakes for America in the Race to Replace Karzai
MICHÈLE FLOURNOY AND MICHAEL O'HANLON
http://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=AND+MICHAEL+O%27HANLON+&Bylinesearch=true

U.S. Analysts Dismiss China’s Military Report
By Brendan McGarry
http://www.dodbuzz.com/category/international/

How can we save money on troops’ pay and benefits? Let’s ask the troops.
By Todd Harrison, Published: April 20
http://www.csbaonline.org/2013/04/20/how-can-we-save-money-on-troops-pay-and-benefits-lets-ask-the-troops/

Resilience and Complacency
By Fareed Zakaria
 http://nation.time.com/2013/04/18/resilience-and-complacency/#ixzz2R4QDs8JR

America’s Oil Wealth: Use It Wisely
Deborah Gordon Q&A
http://carnegieendowment.org/

The Renewed American Militarism
By Mark Thompson
http://nation.time.com/2013/04/17/the-renewed-american-militarism/#ixzz2QvLeC2nT

An Army of One
BY JEFFREY D. SIMON
http://www.futureterrorism.com/

Why there were no good guys in 2003
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/why-there-were-no-good-guys-in-2003/article4632044.ece

Of Groundhogs and Ground Combat
By Joseph J. Collins
http://smallwarsjournal.com/

Few Bad Men
BY MAX ABRAHMS
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/16/a_few_bad_men

How Geography Explains the United States
BY AARON DAVID MILLER
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/16/how_geography_explains_united_states


Technology

Hacktivism: A Short History
BY TY MCCORMICK
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/29/hacktivism

The Rise of Terrorist Hackers: Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Related: WikiLeaks Threat: Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
http://cryptome.org/2013/04/wikileaks-threat.htm

Cyberspace and U.S. National Security
By Jeffrey T. Richelson
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/index.html

When America Became a Cyberwarrior
BY JEFFREY T. RICHELSON, MALCOLM BYRNE
https://www.cambeywest.com/subscribe/?p=frp&f=paid&s=I101AEL

Is the Specter of a 'Cyber Cold War' Real?
JAMES MCGREGOR
http://www.theatlantic.com/james-mcgregor/

The takeaway from Verizon's cyber security report: Cybercrime is way too easy
Posted By John Reed
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

The New Digital State?
By Mya Frazier|Posted Wednesday
http://www.slate.com/

Small Cells vs. Big Data : Can information dominance crush terrorism?
BY JOHN ARQUILLA
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/

Report: Chinese Testing Infrastructure with Cyber Intrusions
http://defensenews.com/

A blueprint to evaluate digital governance
R. Swaminathan

Is cyber war the new cold war?
Trefor Moss

The five deadly Ds of the Air Force's cyber arsenal
Posted By John Reed

Putting people on the map
A. SRIVATHSAN
 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/putting-people-on-the-map/article4612729.ece



SMART WAYS TO USE TECHNOLOGY
Devi Kar
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130423/jsp/opinion/story_16816631.jsp#.UX9VPqJHKuk

Adm. Greenert: Wireless Cyberwar, The EM Spectrum, And The Changing Navy
By Adm. Jonathan Greenert
http://defense.aol.com/

A Cyber-Survivable Military
By  Vincent Manzo
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/cyber-survivable-military-8296?page=show

Or How Diplomats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tweet
Alexis Wichowski
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/

Arming for Virtual Battle: The Dangerous New Rules of Cyberwar
By Thomas Darnstaedt, Marcel Rosenbach and Gregor Peter Schmitz, SPIEGEL
http://abcnews.go.com/International/arming-virtual-battle-dangerous-rules-cyberwar/story?id=18888675&singlePage=true#.UWG8Tle851g

Manipulations in cyberspace
R.K. Raghavan
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130411/edit.htm#4

U.S. military working to integrate cyber weapons into commanders' arsenals
Posted By John Reed
http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/22/boeings_flying_blackout

Navy Battles Cyber Threats: Thumb Drives, Wireless Hacking, & China
By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
http://defense.aol.com/2013/04/04/navy-cyber-threats-thumb-drives-wireless-hacking-china/?icid=apb4#page4

How to Detect a Nuclear Test on Your iPhone
BY CHRISTOPHER STUBBS, SIDNEY DRELL
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/09/how_to_detect_a_nuclear_test_on_your_iphone?page=full

The five deadly Ds of the Air Force's cyber arsenal
Posted By John Reed
http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/12/the_five_deadly_ds_of_the_air_forces_cyber_arsenal

Cyber war is just a dangerous guessing game
Shona Ghosh
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/



Cyber War: A grave cause of concern
By Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva
Issue Net Edition
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/idr-issues?issue_id=47

 An Army of None
BY TIM KANE
http://balanceofeconomics.com/

Inside a server room at a data centre
Cloud computing’s data centres are guzzling power. Is it worth it?
Debarshi Dasgupta
http://www.outlookindia.com/peoplefnl.aspx?pid=3882&author=Debarshi+Dasgupta

Cyberwar: How Digital Threats Are Redefining National Security
By TOM MARSHALL
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/us/intelligence-official-warns-congress-that-
cyberattacks-pose-threat-to-us.html

Seeking to avert cyber war
By Frederick Kempe

China Is a Cyberwar Victim, Too
BY JASON HEALEY
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/16/china_is_a_cyberwar_victim_too

India thinks big while America thinks small
Posted By Clyde Prestowitz
http://prestowitz.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/17/india_thinks_big_while_america_thinks_small

Is Cyber War the New Cold War?
PoliticsSecurityTopic
By Trefor MossABOUT THE AUTHOR
http://thediplomat.com/topic/security

The world according to Google: 5 crazy predictions from Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen's new book
Posted By Ty McCormick

Unpacking Cyberwar: The Sufficiency of the Law of Armed Conflict in the Cyber Domain
By Kyle Genaro Phillips

The Creepy, Long-Standing Practice of Undersea Cable Tapping
Olga Khazan Jul 16 2013


Matters Military

Operational Lessons of the Wars of 21st Century
P. K. Gautam

What Next for Army Force Structure?
By Nathan Freier, Jacquelyn Guy

The ABCs of Strategy
BY JOHN ARQUILLA

A Return to Core Competencies: An Argument for a Balanced Approach
By Marc J. Sanborn

Preparing for the Complexities of the 21st Century Security Environment
By Agustin E. Dominguez

Downhill from Kargil
By Air Marshal Narayan Menon

Lessons from the Iraq War
ByGail Bambrick

The Continuing Irrelevance of Clausewitz
By Wm. J. Olson

Hammes: Strategy and AirSea Battle
By T.X. Hammes

The Pentagon Has Too Many Generals
By Benjamin Freeman



Strategic Horizons: To Build Future Military, U.S. First Needs Strategic Vision
By Steven Metz

Heroes, Villains, and Victims
BY ROSA BROOKS

How Organization Shapes Modern Militaries
By Robert Farley

RealTalk: Mattis at the Aspen Security Forum
By Ryan Evans

The Pipe Dream of Easy War
By H. R. McMASTER

The Gulf Military Balance, Volume Two: The Nuclear and Missile Dimensions
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold

Behind the Battle That Won the War
By Rick Atkinson

What Hagel took away from the Army: His NCOs were better than his officers, and it's the 'little guys' who suffer
By Thomas E. Ricks

Combat Helicopters: The multi-role concept and future development
By Lt Gen BS Pawar

We're getting out of the Marines because we wanted to be part of an elite force
By Thomas E. Ricks

Officers and Democrats
Michael J. Koplow

State of War

The FP Survey: The Future of War

From the drone wars to the budget wars.

"The Strange Voyage”: A Short Précis on Strategy
Richard D. Hooker

Organization Theories:Perspectives on Changing National Security Institutions
BY ANTHONY J. DIBELLA

Command and Control Vulnerabilities to Communications Jamming
By RONALD C. WILGENBUSCH and ALAN HEISIG

On Military Creativity
BY MILAN VEGO

Shaping America’s Future Military: Toward a New Force Planning Construct
By Mark Gunzinger

Beyond the Ramparts: The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces
By Jim Thomas and Christopher Dougherty

The Threat of a Mumbai-Style Terrorist Attack in the United States
By Brian Michael Jenkins

Lashkar-e Taiba and the Threat to the United States of a Mumbai-Style Attack — 2013
Jonah Blank

Misc

The 2013 Failed States Index
BY FOREIGN POLICY AND THE FUND FOR PEACE

Issue Brief - Weapons of Mass Destruction: State and Non-State Actors

Gun runner No. 1
Posted By Joshua Keating
http://ideas.foreignpolicy.com/blog/68

Military Spending
By Chuck Spinney
http://nation.time.com/2013/04/26/military-sos-now-it-stands-for-dame-old-story/#ixzz2RpVL3YQe

Invisible Armies Insurgency Tracker
A Visual History of Guerrilla Warfare

Austerity: an idea on trial
The Guardian,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian

Get Ready for the Worst Resource Shock the World Has Ever Known
By Michael Klare
http://www.realclearworld.com/

Is 4GW dead?
http://slightlyeastofnew.com/2013/04/19/is-4gw-dead-2/

Japanese Invasion Fleet Heads For California — Then Where?
By Kirk Spitzer
http://nation.time.com/2013/04/25/japanese-invasion-fleet-heads-for-california-then-where/#ixzz2RXCsQfdY

The Rise of Big Data: How It's Changing the Way We Think About the World
Foreign Affairs
Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Data-Revolution-Transform-Think/dp/0544002695

What Americans Should Understand About Japan's 1990s Economic Bust
The slacker trap
http://www.theatlantic.com/ethan-devine/



What If We Never Run Out of Oil?
Charles C. Mann
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/05/what-if-we-never-run-out-of-oil/309294/

In Defense of Henry Kissinger
Robert D. Kaplan Apr 24 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/robert-d-kaplan/

The Dark Side of Energy Independence
Lewis Scott
By BENJAMIN ALTER and EDWARD FISHMAN

Feeling Down and Out in Cairo as Minorities Struggle in a New Middle East
By Vivian Salama Apr 27, 2013

The Many Faces of Neo-Marxism
Walter Laqueur
http://nationalinterest.org/print/article/the-many-faces-neo-marxism-8387?page=show
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250000084/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1250000084&linkCode=as2&tag=thenatiinte-20

Inside the CIA Mission to Haul Plutonium Up the Himalayas
By Robert Beckhusen
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/author/robertbeckhusen/

The FP Power Map
The 500 most powerful people on the planet.

Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013





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