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Global Security - Role of Think Tanks and Alliances - DSAlert.org

Role Of The UN In Global Security by Lt Gen Satish Nambiar

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Author: Lt Gen Satish Nambiar (Retd)
The use of force should obviously only be considered after all other options have been exhausted. And the fact that force can be legally used does not always mean that it should be used. There can be little argument that prevention sometimes fails. And when that happens, threats will have to be met by military means. The UN Charter provides a clear framework for the use of force.

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Think Tanks: The Intellectual Capital by Dr Arvind Gupta

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Author: Dr Arvind Gupta
Worldwide, the governments are engaging think tanks to get inputs in policy making. This trend is well developed in the US and Europe. Although a similar trend is emerging in India, the gap between policy making in think tanks is still wide and marked by mutual apprehensions.

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Can Indian Think Tanks Play A Role In Global Security? by Dr Rajiv Nayan

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Author: Dr Rajiv Nayan
Do Indian think tanks have capacity to contribute to the decision-making for national and global security? Will the Indian government allow think tanks to play a constructive role in the decision-making process? Despite operating against heavy odds Indian think tanks and professional researchers have been contributing to the policy making process. The Indian bureaucracy has not been completely indifferent to new ideas.

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United Nations: Catalyst For World Peace And Global Security by Lt Gen VK Jetley

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Author: Lt Gen VK Jetley (Retd)
A High Level Panel constituted in September 2003 by the then Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, identified six clusters of threats with which the world must be concerned now and in the decades ahead. These were economic and social threats, including poverty, infectious diseases and environmental degradation; interstate conflicts; internal conflicts including civil war, genocide and other large scale atrocities; nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons; terrorism and transnational organised crime.

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Do The Indian Defence Think Tanks Matter? by Maj Gen Mrinal Suman

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Author :Maj Gen Dr Mrinal Suman (Retd)
The annual 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index was released by the University of Pennsylvania in January 2014. With the aim of identifying and recognising centres of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research, the Index ranks think tanks the world over in a variety of categories.

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