1 October 2013

Newsletter Sep 2013

INDIA

Coastal Security: The Indian Experience 

Defence Technology Indigenisation: Need to Go Beyond Lip Service

India's Approach to Asia Pacific 

The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions After the Arab Spring

BRICS and the China-India Construct: A New World Order In Making?

Climate Change Narratives: Reading the Arctic 

Factors Driving Drug Abuse in India’s Punjab

A New Strategy to Revive India’s Economic Growth
Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISAS
4 September 2013

Manmohan Singh Meets Obama: Firming up Indo-US Strategic Partnership
S D Muni, Visiting Research Professor, ISAS
8 October 2013

ISAS Insights - A Common Economic Recipe for India and Pakistan
Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISAS
4 October 2013

India’s Food Security Bill: Grave Digger or Game Changer?
Amitendu Palit, Head (Partnerships & Programmes) and Senior Research Fellow, ISAS
4 September 2013

Factors Driving Drug Abuse in India’s Punjab
Rahul Advani, Research Assistant, ISAS
24 September 2013

ISAS : Nineteenth A Issue 


A Common Economic Recipe for India and Pakistan 

· Non-Proliferation and WMD Debate: The Relevance to South Asia 



AFPAK

Current U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan 


Karzai’s Diplomacy of Hopes and Wishes
Sajjad Ashraf, Consultant, ISAS
12 September 2013

Afghanistan: Remembering the War We are Still Fighting

The U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Post-2014: Views of Outside Experts 

Economics of Pak-Afghan Relations
Shahid Javed Burki, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISAS
24 September 2013


Economics of Pak-Afghan Relations 

Decoding Pakistan's 'Strategic Shift' in Afghanistan 

Europe, Afghanistan and the Transatlantic Relationship after 2014 


“Tazadaat-o-Imtiazaat” (Contradictions and Discriminations)


Development assistance in Afghanistan after 2014—From the Military Exit Strategy to a Civilian Entry Strategy 



SOUTH ASIA


An Unclear Roadmap: Burma’s Fragile Political Reforms and Growing Ethnic Strife

China's Antidrug Policies in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle

Non-Proliferation and WMD Debate: The Relevance to South Asia
Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow, ISAS
2 October 2013

Ordinance Confusion in Election Season
Robin Jeffrey, Visiting Research Professor, ISAS; and Dr Ronojoy Sen, Senior Research Fellow, ISAS & Asia Research Institute, NUS
4 October 2013

A ‘Power-Sharing’ Moment in Sri Lanka
P S Suryanarayana, Editor (Current Affairs), ISAS
30 September 2013

Nepal: Moving into an “Election Mode”
by Dr Chandrasekharan in SAAG
8/10/13

Adjusting to Myanmar’s reform mood
1 OCTOBER 2013

Sri Lanka: Reading tea leaves; Centre vs. NPC
Guest Column: Dr Kumar David
5-Oct-2013

The Deft Politicking of Nepal’s Army
By Oli Housden
October 04, 2013

Can the US Solve Japan’s Energy Crisis?
By Gabe Collins
October 03, 2013

WINDOW IN THE WALL- Images of 1971: a document of destruction
By MALAVIKA KARLEKAR

Joint command for special op gets nod
By Rahul Datta
29 September 2013 

War Drove the Rise of Civilizations
September 25, 2013

Sri Lanka: First take on Northern Provincial Council elections
Update No. 236
Note No. 695 Dated 24-Sept-2013

Need to effectively manage the India-Nepal Border
September 19, 2013

A Marine captain lists 10 things he wishes he knew before commanding a company
Posted By Thomas E. Ricks
September 17, 2013

Himalayan Water Security

Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast AsiaKenneth Pomeranz, Jennifer L. Turner, Susan Chan Shifflett, Robert Batten, Robert G. Wirsing, Tushaar Shah, Mark Giordano, Richard P. Cronin, Richard A. Matthew and Jayanta Bandyopadhyay




The Myth of the Omnipotent Central Banker
Monetary Policy and Its Limits

Sri Lanka: Character of Rajapakse political-economy
Paper No. 5559 Dated 16-Sep-2013
By Dr. Kumar David

Sri Lanka’s Muslims in the Cross Hairs
September 11, 2013
By Sudha Ramachandran

The India-Bangladesh Land-Swap Deal
By Ibu Sanjeeb Garg
September 3, 2013..

FACT SHEET—Bangladesh 

The Dark Side of Transition: Violence against Muslims in Myanmar 









CHINA


Political Mobilization in Tibet 

China's Foreign Aid and Government-Sponsored Investment Activities: Scale, Content, Destinations, and Implications 

A Study on Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: Literature Review and Policy Implications 
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2013/09/chinese-state-owned-enterprises/chinese-state-owned-enterprises.pdf

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Ashley HessNicholas S. Yarosh
Sep 30, 2013

PLA Transformation and Global Power Shift

China Misses a Golden Opportunity in Syria
Paul Haenle Op-Ed October 8, 2013 Fincancial Times Chinese

China’s Real and Present Danger
Now Is the Time for Washington to Worry

Sino-Indian media help advance ties
Global Times | 2013-9-28
By Lu Jingxian 

THE ROVING EYE
China: We don't do shutdowns
By Pepe Escobar 

Are Chinese Reforms Really a Myth?
By Ryan Rommann
October 4, 2013

China's Ambitions in Xinjiang and Central Asia: Part 1
September 30, 2013
Stratfor

China’s Fear Of US May Tempt Them To Preempt: Sinologists
October 01, 2013 

No, China Is Not About to Overtake the US in Space
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Arvind K. John 
October 02, 2013

The Security Dimensions of an Influential China 
https://www.csis.gc.ca/pblctns/cdmctrch/20130930-eng.asp




ASEAN

The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
October 08, 2013
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Structural Distrust: Undermining a Senkaku/Diaoyu Solution
October 06, 2013
By Jin Kai

With Russia’s Help, Vietnam Adopts A2/AD Strategy
By Carl Thayer
October 8, 2013

Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia
In collaboration with Stella Maris College, Chennai and the SAEA Group Research, Singapore, the Institute organized an International Conference - "The Asia Pacific 2013: Looking Beyond South East Asia".

As Obama's Asia 'pivot' falters, China steps into the gap
By Stuart Grudgings
Oct 6, 2013 

The South China Sea and the Lessons of History
October 4, 2013

Naval Postgraduate School: A Sacred Cow?
By Captain Jeanne McDonnell, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Why is India under Attack?

The Dark Side of Transition: Violence Against Muslims in Myanmar
Asia Report N°251 1 Oct 2013 

Malaysian PM Najib Razak Warns of the Battle for Islam
By Luke Hunt
October 1, 2013

The UN Chemical Weapons Report: One Third of the Story that Needs to Be Told
Sep 17, 2013

U.S. Sanctions Against Myanmar Need to Go
October 2, 2013 

Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?
By Andrew S. Bowen and Luke Rodeheffer 
October 01, 2013


India and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific
By Vivek Mishra
September 30, 2013

Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
By Tony Roshan Samara and Elleka Watts
September 29, 2013

India-ASEAN Ties Get a (Limited) Boost
By Prashanth Parameswaran
September 27, 2013

Surprise! Japan Still Has Strongest Navy, Air Force in Asia
By Zachary Keck
September 27, 2013

ASEAN in the Power Web
September 25, 2013
By Julio Amador III

China’s inscrutability in the Middle East
By MICHAEL JUSTIN LEE
09/21/2013

Osprey vs. Bison in the East China Sea
September 22, 2013

Indo Pacific Asia: The Strategic Enlargement of the Asia Pacific
By Dr Subhash Kapil
Dated 19-Sept-2013

Russia’s Growing Ties with Vietnam
September 19, 2013
By Stephen Blank

Tunisia’s Lessons for the Middle East
Why the First Arab Spring Transition Worked Best
September 17, 2013

Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
September 17, 2013
By Abhijit Singh

Balancing Acts: The U.S. Rebalance and Asia-Pacific Stability
Robert G. Sutter, Michael E. Brown, and Timothy J. A. Adamson,
with Mike M. Mochizuki and Deepa Ollapally August 2013

The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions After the Arab Spring
2013

History Wars: A Long View of Asia’s Territorial Disputes
September 15, 2013

Comparative Connections v.15 n.2 - Japan-China
Going Nowhere Slowly
By James J. Przystup
Sep 15, 2013

Aircraft Carriers or Not? Flattops in the Pacific
September 08, 2013 
By Mike Yeo 






ARAB WORLD


Cybersecurity and Trade: National Policies, Global and Local Consequences 

US and EU: Lack of Strategic Vision, Frustrated Efforts Toward the Arab Transitions

Trends in a Tumultuous Region: Middle East After the Arab Awakening

Kings for All Seasons: How the Middle East’s Monarchies Survived the Arab Spring

Post-Morsi Egypt: Saudi Manoeuvring and Iranian Dilemma 

Iran’s Present Day Military Capabilities and Military Aspirations in the Middle East 

Is Iran the Next China?
Posted By Stephen M. Walt
October 7, 2013 

A Wolf, a Sheep, or What?
Published: October 5, 2013

The unended Arab awakening
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

Is Iran the Next China?
Posted By Stephen M. Walt
October 7, 2013 

The end of the big chill
By Talmiz Ahmad

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Agreement in Perspective
By Paul Rogers
30 September 2013

Another Afghanistan in the making?
By CHELLANEY
Washington Times 
30/9/13

Al-Qaeda returns
The new face of terror
The West thought it was winning the battle against jihadist terrorism. It should think again
Sep 28th 2013 

Mother Nature and the Middle Class
Published: September 21, 2013

Ideology Trumps American Strategy in Syria

The (Slow) Rise of Iran’s Women
September 22, 2013
By Faezeh Samanian

Saudi Arabia’s Proxy Wars
By FAHAD NAZER
September 20, 2013

Take a Chance on Iran
Sept. 20, 2013

What Iran Really Learned from the Syrian Crisis
By Zachary Keck
September 20, 2013

Lebanon's Last Line of Defense
October 3, 2013 

CIA’s Deadly Cultural Ignorance

Al-Qaeda Quickly Constructing Main Mideast Base in Syria

Keeping Score in the War on al Qaeda
October 1, 2013


Why Technical Solutions Can’t Solve Nuclear Problems
By Zachary Keck
September 30, 2013 

The Alawites, Ethnic Cleansing, and Syria's Future

Imagining a Remapped Middle East
By ROBIN WRIGHT
September 28, 2013

The state of al-Qaeda
Sep 28th 2013

The Dangers of Success
BY DANIEL BYMAN 
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

Will Iran Cut a Deal?

Eight Exceptionally Dumb Things America's Done in the 21st Century
September 27, 2013

Post-Morsi Egypt: Saudi Manoeuvring and Iranian Dilemma
September 27, 2013

Can Rouhani or Obama deliver on any deal?
By Fareed Zakaria, E-mail the writer

John Kerry's Middle East Obsession
September 26, 2013

If at First Rouhani Doesn't Succeed
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

** Iran’s Military and the Security Challenges to A Successful Negotiation
SEP 26, 2013

Let’s Be Honest About Israel’s Nukes
By VICTOR GILINSKY and HENRY D. SOKOLSKI
Published: September 18, 2013

Syria's Real Threat: Biological Weapons
September 19, 2013

The Man With Pink Hair
Published: September 17, 2013 

September 17, 2013 
Stratfor
By George Friedman

Russia and the Arab Spring

Vanishing Lines in the Sand – Why a New Map of the Middle East is Necessary 

Islamic Alliance Emerges

Syria—How the West Can Play A Weak Hand Better 


EUROPE


Deflating Russia’s Gas Pressure 

When Germany Sends Troops Abroad 






USA/


No Longer a Zero-Sum Game Between Tehran and Washington






AFRICA


Kenya Attack: Vigilance Required to Combat al-Shabaab’s Resurgence




ICTEC


Cybersecurity and Trade: National Policies, Global and Local Consequences 

Cyber Theft of Competitive Data: Asking the Right Questions 

Offensive Cyber Capabilities at the Operational Level 

Cyber World: Site under Construction 

Big Data for Defence and Security

Project 2020 Scenarios for the Future of Cybercrime: White Paper for Decision Makers

Sharing the Wealth, and the Burdens, of Threat Intelligence

Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce?: Criteria for Decision-Making

An Assessment of the DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace

Project 2020: Scenarios for the Future of Cybercrime – White Paper for Decision Makers





MATTERS MIL

Hybrid Warfare 

How to Improve U.S. National Security Strategies 

Strategic Speed 

Two Stories, Same Theme 

Closing the Candor Chasm: The Missing Element of Army Professionalism

America’s Veterans—A Sound Investment

Game Changers: Disruptive Technology and U.S. Defense Strategy 

Changing US Security Strategy: The Search for Stability and the “Non-War” against “Non-Terrorism” http://csis.org/files/publication/130917_Cordesman_ChangingUSSecurityStrategy_Web.pdf


* China's Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Regional Stability 

The Effectiveness of Drone Strikes in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Campaigns 

The Real "Long War": The Illicit Drug Trade and the Role of the Military 

Paths to Victory: Detailed Insurgency Case Studies 

Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Program Plan

Developing and Assessing Options for the Global SOF Network

The Terrorist Threat from Al Shabaab [Seth Jones - testimony] 

Workforce Planning in the Intelligence Community: A Retrospective 

MISC


Cybersecurity and Trade: National Policies, Global and Local Consequences 

Peace Operations Map 2013/2014 

Soft Power, Hard Results in North Africa 

Remote Control War: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles in China, India, Israel, Iran, Russia and Turkey 

Future World of Illicit Nuclear Trade: Mitigating the Threat 

Energy


The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, The Environment and Climate Change 

Asia Policy 16 (July 2013)

Asia Policy 16 features a roundtable on Himalayan water security; an essay on building a new type of relationship between China and the United States; articles on the modernization of China’s nuclear missile force, strategies to improve U.S.-China military ties, and the evolution of China's and Taiwan's cross-strait policies; and a book review roundtable on Alexander Cooley's Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia.

Table of Contents

Roundtables
Kenneth Pomeranz, Jennifer L. Turner, Susan Chan Shifflett, Robert Batten, Robert G. Wirsing, Tushaar Shah, Mark Giordano, Richard P. Cronin, Richard A. Matthew and Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Kenneth Pomeranz

Jennifer L. Turner, Susan Chan Shifflett and Robert Batten

Robert G. Wirsing

Tushaar Shah and Mark Giordano

Richard P. Cronin

Richard A. Matthew

Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Policy Essay
David M. Lampton

Articles
Michael S. Chase

Scott W. Harold

Bruce Gilley

Book Review Roundtable
Marlene Laruelle, James Sherr, Mamuka Tsereteli, Kathryn Stoner, Andrew C. Kuchins, Erica Marat, S. Enders Wimbush and Alexander Cooley

Marlene Laruelle

James Sherr

Mamuka Tsereteli

Kathryn Stoner

Andrew C. Kuchins

Erica Marat

S. Enders Wimbush

Alexander Cooley

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)


Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)


Publication

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, September 27, 2013, v. 13, no. 19 

Joint Pub 3-57, Civil-Military Operations
11 September 2013 
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_57.pdf


Infinity Journal's Volume 3, Issue No. 3 is Now Available Online.
by SWJ Editors
October 7, 2013

Enjoy the Following 6 New Articles at IJ:

1. Antulio J. Echevarria II: “Does War Have its Own Logic After All?”
2. Patrick Porter: “The Weinberger Doctrine: A Celebration”
3. Nathan K. Finney: “Containing Syria: An External Approach Using the Threat of Violence”
4. Dimitrios Machairas: “Why Did the US Adopt the Strategy of Massive Retaliation?”
5. Deployed Serviceman (anonymous): “A Response to “Voices From the Field: Towards a Successful Outcome in Afghanistan”
6. Troy Smith: “When Should Covert Action be Used In FulFillment of Foreign Policy Strategy?”

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The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions After the Arab Spring
Talmiz Ahmad

Author
2013

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-737-1
Price: Rs. 695 [Download E-Book]
About the Book

Following the Arab Spring, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) region is witnessing interactions between the various strands of Islamism-Wahhabiya in Saudi Arabia; the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its affiliates in other Arab cou







Coastal Security: The Indian Experience
Pushpita Das

IDSA Monograph Series No. 22
2013

This monograph aims at understanding India's approach towards coastal security as it has evolved since Independence. It describes the kinds of threats and challenges that India's coasts have been facing, or are likely to face in future. It critically analyses the various strategies and polices that the Indian government has devised over the years as a response to these threats and challenges. It argues that the implementation of these measures has led to the establishment of a well-defined coastal security architecture. However, the formulation of these measures without first preparing the ground for their effective implementation has revealed a number of inadequacies in the architecture. These have hampered its smooth and effective functioning.

About the Author

Dr Pushpita Das is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and a member of the Internal Security Centre. Her areas of interest include Border Management, Coastal Security, and India’s Northeast. She has also been co-opted as an expert on coastal security by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). She has written extensively on her areas of research and has delivered lectures at a number of training institutes. She holds a Doctorate degree from the Jawahalal Nehru University.
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Table of Contents

Roundtables

Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia
Kenneth Pomeranz, Jennifer L. Turner, Susan Chan Shifflett, Robert Batten, Robert G. Wirsing, Tushaar Shah, Mark Giordano, Richard P. Cronin, Richard A. Matthew and Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Asia’s Unstable Water Tower: The Politics, Economics, and Ecology of Himalayan Water Projects
Kenneth Pomeranz

China’s Upstream Advantage in the Great Himalayan Watershed
Jennifer L. Turner, Susan Chan Shifflett and Robert Batten

Melting the Geopolitical Ice in South Asia
Robert G. Wirsing

Himalayan Water Security: A South Asian Perspective
Tushaar Shah and Mark Giordano

Hydropower Dams on the Mekong: Old Dreams, New Dangers
Richard P. Cronin

Climate Change and Water Security in the Himalayan Region
Richard A. Matthew

Securing the Himalayas as the Water Tower of Asia: An Environmental Perspective
Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Policy Essay
A New Type of Major-Power Relationship: Seeking a Durable Foundation for U.S.-China Ties
David M. Lampton

Articles
China’s Transition to a More Credible Nuclear Deterrent: Implications and Challenges for the United States
Michael S. Chase

Expanding Contacts to Enhance Durability: A Strategy for Improving U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relations
Scott W. Harold

Policy Succession and the Next Cross-Strait Crisis
Bruce Gilley

Book Review Roundtable
Alexander Cooley’s Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia
Marlene Laruelle, James Sherr, Mamuka Tsereteli, Kathryn Stoner, Andrew C. Kuchins, Erica Marat, S. Enders Wimbush and Alexander Cooley

Central Asia as a Case Study for a Multipolar World
Marlene Laruelle

How to Suborn Great Powers
James Sherr

Winners and Losers of Strategic Games in Central Asia
Mamuka Tsereteli

Old Games, New Rules? Great Powers in the New Central Asia
Kathryn Stoner

Why Washington Needs to Integrate the New Silk Road with the Pivot to Asia
Andrew C. Kuchins

Domestic Challenges, International Opportunities: Understanding Security Cooperation in Central Asia
Erica Marat

The Rules of Central Asia’s Games Are Changing
S. Enders Wimbush

Can We Change the Rules? External Actors and Central Asia Beyond 2014
Alexander Cooley



Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2013

This issue contains incisive and analytical articles on the maritime security conundrum in the Indian Ocean Region, China's Three Warfares' strategy vis-a-vis India, an exposition of the military history of the Chola empire of south India, and a critical assessment of the achievements and shortfalls of the DRDO.

From the Managing Editor
Perspective
-- H.C. Dutta

Focus
-- Abhijit Singh

Book Reviews
http://buildingpeaceforum.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/afp_buildingpeaceforum_pub2_rd5.pdf

o Playing Fair: Using Sports to Avoid Conflict in Nigeria

o Letting the Other In: Conflict Prevention in Myanmar

o Bringing Up the Child: Local Conflict Prevention Mechanisms

o The World As It Is and the World As It Should Be: Interview with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

o Separate Tracks, Common Goals: Preventing Genocide and Conflict

o A Living Reality? The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

o Beyond the Last Resort: The US Military and Conflict Prevention

o Early Warning, Early Response: Lessons from Sri Lanka

o The Business of Preventing Armed Conflict

o Overcoming Obstacles to Peace

o The Atrocities Prevention Board: An Experiment in Genocide Prevention Systems

o Reminders of the Promise: Civil Society and the Responsibility to Protect



Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 4th Quarter 2013, no. 71 
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jfq/jfq-71.pdf

o Widening the Aperture in Education

o Assured Access: Building a Joint and Multinational Airborne Forcible Entry Capability

o Revisiting NATO’s Kosovo Air War: Strategic Lessons for an Era of Austerity

o The Responsibility to Protect: The Libya Test Case

o The 2011 Libya Operation: War Powers Redefined?

o Core Questions for Cyber Attack Guidance

o The Cost of Culture: Controlling DOD’s Runaway O&M Spending

o The Elusive Defeat of al Qaeda

o Reconnaissance and Surveillance: Looking Deep

o ISR Support to Operational Access: Winning Initiative in Antiaccess and Area-denial Environments

o The Whole House of Strategy

o Globally Integrated Operations: A Reflection of Environmental Complexity

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