Author: Introduction As per the Goldwater-Nichols Defence Reorganisation Act of 1986, the President of the US is required to submit to the US Congress an annual report on the National Security Strategy. The last National Security Strategy (NSS) was released in 2017 by the Trump administration. The incumbent Biden administration, has since assuming office, released a […]
Author: On Sunday, 31 July 2022, by Presidential Decree 512, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin approved the 2022 Maritime Doctrine of the Russian Federation, which replaces the 2015 maritime doctrine. Released on the occasion of the Russia’s 326th Navy Day celebrations (traditionally held annually on the last Sunday of July) in St Petersburg, the new maritime doctrine […]
Author: Doctrinal and Strategic Nuances The methodology of shaping a favourable and positive maritime environment can assume many forms, which can be pursued by three main distinct approaches. The first is via a stand-alone nationalistic approach, the second through alliances, and the third by a grouping of strategic partners working together in a series of cooperative […]
Author: Introduction During his speech on 02 May 2018 at the Garden Island Naval Base at Sydney, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, spelt out his country’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. The strategy was based on seven pillars and aimed at placing France as an inclusive and stabilising mediating power. The main principles and objectives of the strategy were amplified […]
Author: This paper was published as a chapter in a book titled “Schools of Maritime Thought: Perspectives from Six Nations”. The book is the first product of ‘The Maritime Research Working Group’ (MRWG) organised by the Sea Power Centre-Australia (SPC-A). The book was released on 12 May 2022 as part of the annual MRWG meeting on […]
Author: Introduction In its 2019 “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”, the US emphasised preparedness, partnerships, and the promotion of a networked region to realise a free and open, safe, secure, and prosperous region. Moving ahead, its 2022 Indo-Pacific Strategy document, released in February 2022, visualises the region as free and open, more connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient. Although […]
Author: Introduction India has been providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to nations as “its sense of obligation, and historical experience require it to demonstrate empathy for the victims of disasters in all parts of the world”. While rendering assistance India respects the sovereignty of the recipient nation by following a model of “direct […]
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