By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke TO: Directorate National De Securitate Cibernetica, Romania1 FROM: The National Security Advisor RE: Our policy on countering recent cyberattacks (2022) and improving Romania’s Cybersecurity. Objectives Background On April 26, 2022, Romania’s high-profile delegations like Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, and the President of the Chamber ofContinue reading “An Suggested Policy Memo for Improving the Cybersecurity by Romania’s National Cyber Security Directorate”
Category Archives: Strategic Studies
Does Human Intelligence Still Matters in the 21st Century?
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Abstract This Paper dwells on finding whether the aspect of human intelligence still remains in the 21st century. The rapid technological advancements in the past two decades changed the dynamics of threat perception so did the landscape of security and intelligence. From using traditional methods of spying like undercover agents inContinue reading “Does Human Intelligence Still Matters in the 21st Century?”
The Viability of Deterrence Strategies in the 21st Century
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Abstract In the 21st Century, world saw major shift in deterrence strategies such as from nuclear to cyber to economic sanctions. This paper is an attempt to bring out the viability of deterrence by analysing the current geopolitical happenings around the world. Further this paper brings out how non-nuclear states haveContinue reading “The Viability of Deterrence Strategies in the 21st Century”
Research Papers on Defence and Strategic Studies Vol. 2- Terrorism, Intelligence & Cyber Warfare
About the Book Research Papers on Defence & Strategic Studies Vol. 1 & 2 is the finest collection of research papers, Op-Eds, critical analysis report, and other essay formats written and complied by the author. This volume deals with various aspects of terrorism studies, intelligence & espionage, and cyber warfare. Contents Chapter: 6- Intelligence inContinue reading “Research Papers on Defence and Strategic Studies Vol. 2- Terrorism, Intelligence & Cyber Warfare”
Are any of Mahan’s Principles on Sea Power still Relevant in the 21st Century?
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Rear Admiral who was dubbed the “most significant American strategist of the nineteenth century” by John Keegan. Mahan’s well-known books, ‘The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783’ and ‘The Influence of Sea Power Upon the FrenchContinue reading “Are any of Mahan’s Principles on Sea Power still Relevant in the 21st Century?”
Taiwan’s Strategy to Reduce Economic Dependence on China
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Introduction Since 1949 the Republic of China (ROC) otherwise called as Taiwan has been struggling to establish itself as a separate government entity. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) otherwise called the mainland China or simply China has vowed by making unification of Taiwan into its mainland as an agenda ofContinue reading “Taiwan’s Strategy to Reduce Economic Dependence on China”
Examining India’s Stance on the Rohingya Crisis
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke When a nation feels that it is threatened by outside forces paving way for incursions into their sphere of influence, that nation will undertake any means to stop it. Myanmar, being predominantly a Buddhist nation felt that Rohingyas (a Muslim community) have started occupying their sphere of influence resulting in decreaseContinue reading “Examining India’s Stance on the Rohingya Crisis”
Finding Deterrence Strategies Deployed in the Indian Ocean Region
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Introduction The Indian Ocean is the third largest water body and covers 20% of earth’s surface after the pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. In current century it has become the most viable sea routes for trade and commerce connecting the US from West to Australia in the East. This vast theatreContinue reading “Finding Deterrence Strategies Deployed in the Indian Ocean Region”
Colombo Security Conclave: Is it a new Minilateral hostile to China in the Indian Ocean?
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) was hosted virtually by Sri Lanka from its headquarters in Colombo in early August. A meeting of top-ranking officials such as deputy national security advisors (DNSAs) from Sri Lanka, India, and the Maldives along with high-ranking government officials from observer nations of the CSC. This uniqueContinue reading “Colombo Security Conclave: Is it a new Minilateral hostile to China in the Indian Ocean?”
Did India Successfully Managed Tensions of its Strategic Partnerships between the US, Iran and Russia?
By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke *The following article was originally published by the author in “Research Papers on Defence and Strategic Studies Vol. 1” How successfully has India tried to manage the tensions between its strategic partnership with the United States on one hand and its strategic partnerships with Iran and Russia on the other? AsContinue reading “Did India Successfully Managed Tensions of its Strategic Partnerships between the US, Iran and Russia?”