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Associate Papers

Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

India’s Rise as a Great Power, Part Two: The Pakistan-China-India Dynamic

14 July 2011 | Associate Papers

Download PDF   Dr David A. Robinson Future Directions International Associate   Key Points   Pakistan is unstable and is accused by India of supporting regional terrorism. Nuclear exchange and accidents remain a key threat, with global implications. India perceives China to be strategically encircling it with South Asian allies, including Pakistan. India’s military expansion...

India’s Rise as a Great Power, Part One: Regional and Global Implications

7 July 2011 | Associate Papers

Download PDF    Dr David A. Robinson Future Directions International Associate   Key Points   India’s traditional strategy of non-alignment has shifted towards “poly-alignment”. As a new regional power, India is increasing its naval, air force and missile capabilities. During this period of rapid development, domestic stability is a key challenge for India. The US...

Associate Paper: Co-operation in the Indian Ocean Region: Towards the Co-existence of IOMAC and IOR-ARC

7 June 2011 | Associate Papers

Download PDF    Summary The waters of the Indian Ocean connect four major land bodies: Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica. The Indian Ocean “rim” consists of 29 littoral countries and six island countries. The Indian Ocean “region” can either be limited to the “rim” countries mentioned above or it can be expanded to include land-locked...

Associate Paper: Afghanistan – Shooting and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

17 May 2011 | Associate Papers

Download PDF    Summary In Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence wrote ‘… the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.’ While Lawrence’s extraordinary World War One mission was in Arabia fighting the Turks, his comment epitomises the mindset one is confronted with in...

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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