Courtesy: PMO
3 January 2012

India-Japan: An Asian Partnership

India and Japan have designed their collaborations over the years to be a win-win for both sides. Now, they are willing to collaborate on long-term initiatives, based on intrinsic factors of inter-dependent competencies – rather than on the defence of an extrinsic threat of a common enemy.

r2p Courtesy: UN Photo/Paul Banks
6 December 2011

Reconsidering R2P, post-Libya

After the crass misuse of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in Libya, the broader question is: where is R2P headed? Do the events in Libya herald a more explicit assertion of this doctrine in other parts of the world? And should India rethink its viewpoint towards this ambiguous doctrine?

t Courtesy: aloshbennett/Flickr
25 November 2011

26/11: What about human rights?

As events of the 26/11 attacks and similar others, retreat from the collective memory, they remain very much part of the lives of the victims and their families. How and why is it important to adopt a rights-based approach towards victims and perpetrators?

rsz_4535640306_5e8875d785_z Courtesy: Broddi SigurðarsonFlickr
25 November 2011

Why the UN didn’t respond to 26/11

Today, at the national and regional level, large loopholes still exist in the security system. On the international front, however, there have been a lot more initiatives, yet the apex body of the UN remained silent post-26/11. Were they justified in holding back?

neelam's 26,11 piece Courtesy: Apoorva Guptay/Flickr
25 November 2011

India’s Hydra-Headed Terrorism

Ideological differences have spawned innumerable terrorist groups around the world, but historical records show that dissidence does have a shelf-life. Can India look forward to a future free of terrorism? Only if we can craft a consistent policy on Pakistan and depoliticise our internal processes of investigation

ben sutherland Courtesy: Ben Sutherland/ Flickr
18 November 2011

The architecture for securing lives

Far from being poles apart, large corporations and Indian law enforcement face similar organisational challenges. Both strive for greater coordination, integration and collaboration. But how can we design an efficient system? What are the structural solutions that need to be implemented?