Managing Capabilities with Constraints: A Case for Defence Outsourcing

By Debasis Dash Omega KC-707 aerial tanker refuelling U.S. Navy E-2D Tactical Airborne Early Warning aircraft(Courtesy: U.S. Navy) The proliferation of dual use platforms with military and civilian application has not only improved warfighting capabilities, but also brought the economies of scale approach to defence systems manufacturing and service support. It is evident, as we … Continue reading Managing Capabilities with Constraints: A Case for Defence Outsourcing

Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

By Debasis Dash Copyright: Nikkei Asian Review On November 17, 2019, the former defence secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidential elections with 52.5% vote. While his rival, Sajith Premadasa from United National Party (UNP), came second in the presidential race with 43.8% vote. The Sinhalese majority from south, central and western part … Continue reading Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

Diasporic Support Networks: How Migrant Communities thrive on Support Structures

By Manishankar Prasad Migration Governance is back on the research agenda as refugee theatres in Africa, Maghreb, Mediterranean and South East Asia are simmering if not raging. The multilateral institutional activity with IOM, UN, WHO and the Marakkesh Declaration is encouraging with increased focus. The migration trends in the Khaleej are changing with African low … Continue reading Diasporic Support Networks: How Migrant Communities thrive on Support Structures