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Tali-Qaeda Reader
IPCS Analyses on Islamic State, Taliban and al Qaeda

Islamic State: What is drawing the European Muslims?
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith,
 October 2014
The US, Syria and Iraq: The Success of Airstrikes So Far
Ambassador KP Fabian,
 October 2014
A Nuclear Bonus to Cooperate Against the Islamic State?
Majid Izadpanahi,
 October 2014
Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from Europe
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith,
 October 2014
Islamic State and Indonesia: Jakarta's Counter-strategies
Max Regus,
 October 2014
War against the Islamic State: Political and Military Responses from the Region
Amb Ranjit Gupta,
 October 2014
Southeast Asia: Answering the Call for Jihad
Aparupa Bhattacherjee,
 September 2014
Islamic State: Straining the US Defence Budget
Vivek Mishra,
 September 2014
Amb Salman Haidar and Maj Gen Muniruzzaman in a panel discussion
Prof Rajaraman, Toby Dalton, Prof PR Chari and George Perkovich in a panel discussion
Initial remarks by Subir Bhaumik
IPCS Experts in Media
D Suba Chandran, Director, "The Wagah attack and the big picture", The Tribune, 17 November 2014
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer, "Af-Pak a frontline against IS goals", Asia Times, 17 November 2014
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer, "Attack on minorities: Tearing Pakistan's social fabric", South Asia Monitor, 9 November 2014
Teshu Singh, Senior Research Officer, "Princess Fragrant: Will it Bridge the Gap?", Mainstream Weekly, 8 November 2014
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "China’s Nepal Gambit", The New Indian Express, 5 November, 2014
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow (Interview), "Q&A: China, India Experts Address Border Dispute", The Wall Street Journal, 30 October 2014
Rana Banerji, Executive Commitee Member, "Dawood is still an asset for ISI", Mail Today, 28 October 2014

Amb. Lalit Mansingh

Global Nuclear Materials Security

Amb. Rajiv Bhatia

Significance of Asian Relation Conference V

Wasbir Hussain

  • Naxal Spread in Northeast

Prof. R Rajaraman

  • Analysis of Nuclear materials Security Index

IPCS Debate and Special Focus

IPCS Radicalism Project
Leaders, Groups and Ideologies  

"Britain Belongs to Allah": Anjem Choudary and His Supporters
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith, October 2014
Myanmar's Ashin Wirathu: Five Reasons for His Rise
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, October 2014
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
Roomana Hukil, October 2014
Indian Mujahideen: A Vehicle for Hire for Al Qaeda?
Saneya Arif, October 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif, September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: The Terror World Championship Begins
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, September 2014

Pivot & Rebalance in the Asia-Pacific
American Strategies from West to East Asia  

Failed Nuclear Deal with Japan: Will it affect Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation?
Vivek Mishra, September 2014
Changing Global Balance of Power: Obama’s Response
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, September 2014
Assessing US-India Relations: A Perspective from China
Bo Zhen, August 2014
In Focus
China and its Neighbourhood
North Korea: Seeking New Friends?, Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra
BRICS Summit and India-China Relations, Dr Geeta Kochhar
China and Mongolia: Realising a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”, Abanti Bhattacharya
The BRICS Development Bank: A Game-Changer?, Sonia Hukil
BRICS: China’s End-Game, Teshu Singh
China's 'Salami Slicing': What's Next?, Teshu Singh
India-China Bilateral Under Narendra Modi, Srikanth Kondapalli
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Track-II Dialogues

Since 2006, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in conjunction with Ploughshares organises Indus Water Dialogues. The aim of the dialogues are to cite the existing nature and dynamics with respect to the Indus River Basin and foster extensive dialogue building between the disputed neighbouring states i.e. India and Pakistan. For more, Click Here

COSATT Regional Dialogue

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) set up the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in January 2008. The objective was to bring together some of the leading think tanks in South Asia with an aim of developing peace and cooperation in the region. For more, Click Here

India-Pakistan-China Nuclear Trilateral

Over the last two years, the Institute is engaged in several bilateral dialogues with Pakistan. Each of these dialogues have been on a particular set of issues, hence remain extremely focused. These include Terrorism, J&K, Afghanistan, Sharing the Indus Waters, Trade, Nuclear Stability etc. For more, Click Here

India-NATO Dialogue

The India-NATO Dialogue is a collaborative effort of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), United Service Institution of India (USI) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). This informal Track 2 dialogue, held in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, has functioned as a communication bridge between India and NATO. For more, Click Here

Write For IPCS
Articles on India Pakistan issues,World issues
Article 370 Bandwagon
Shujaat Bukhari, November 2014

Iran-Pakistan: Can Rouhani Resolve the Tensions?
Majid Izadpanahi, November 2014

China’s Endgame in Afghanistan
Teshu Singh, November 2014

Machil Verdict and Eluding Justice
Shujaat Bukhari, November 2014

China in Afghanistan: Is the Engagement Really a Win-Win?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, November 2014

Myanmar: Why the Islamic State Failed Here
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, November 2014

Dateline Kabul
Af-Pak: A Fresh Start
Mariam Safi, November 2014

IPCS Columnists
Af-Pak Diary By D Suba Chandran
Big Picture By Prof Varun Sahni
Dateline Colombo By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
Dateline Islamabad By Salma Malik
Dateline Kabul By Mariam Safi
Dhaka Discourse By Prof Delwar Hossain
Eagle Eye By Prof Chintamani Mahapatra
East Asia Compass By Dr Sandip Mishra
Himalayan Frontier By Pramod Jaiswal
Indo-Pacific By Prof Shankari Sundararaman
Indus-tan By Sushant Sareen
Maritime Matters By Vijay Sakhuja
Middle Kingdom By Srikanth Kondapalli
Nuke Street By Amb Sheelkant Sharma
Red Affairs By Bibhu Prasad Routray
Regional Economy By Amita Batra
South Asian Dialectic By Prof. PR Chari
Spotlight West Asia By Amb Ranjit Gupta
Strategic Space By Manpreet Sethi
The Strategist By Vice Adm Vijay Shankar
Voice from America By Amit Gupta
Issue/Policy Briefs & Reports
Indo-US Relations: After Narendra Modi’s Visit
Vivek Mishra
Issue Brief 257, November 2014
The Indo-Pacific  & the Indo-US Relations: Geopolitics of Cooperation
Shreya Upadhyay
Issue Brief 256, November 2014
Al Qaeda Today: Transitions and Trajectories
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Special Report 165, October 2014
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting India’s Nuclear Strategy Debate
Rajesh Basrur
Issue Brief 255, July 2014
Developments in Syria and Iraq: Implications & Policy Options for India
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 254, July 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bangladesh
Sanjay Bhardwaj
Issue Brief 251, June 2014
Myanmar in Transition: Ethnic Conflicts, External Interests and Political Changes
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 164, June 2014
BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
IPCS Interview
Special Report 163, June 2014
Patterns of Naxal Recruitment
Uddipan Mukherjee
Issue Brief 253, May 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Afghanistan
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Issue Brief 252, May 2014
IPCS Quarterlies
The IPCS Quarterlies are a compilation of the recent publications that provide wide-ranging commentaries on the season's most outstanding issues.
South Asia Plus
January-March 2014
October-December 2013
July-September 2013
April-June 2013
January-March 2013
October-December 2012
July-September 2012
Inaugural Issue: April - June 2012
Inside China
January-March 2014
October-December 2013
July-September 2013
April-June 2013
January-March 2013
October-December 2012
July-September 2012
April-June 2012
Special Issue: Nathu La
January-March 2012
October-December 2011
July-September 2011
April-June 2011
Nuclear South Asia
January-March 2014
July-September 2013
April-June 2013
January-March 2013
October-December 2012
July-September 2012
April-June 2012
January-March 2012
October-December 2011
July-September 2011
April-June 2011
January-March 2011
Southeast Asia
January-March 2014
October-December 2013
July-September 2013
April-June 2013
January-March 2013
October-December 2012
July-September 2012
April-June 2012
January-March 2012
October-December 2011
July-September 2011
April-June 2011
Latest book from IPCS
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Building Bridges
Strengthening Physical, Infrastructural and Emotional Linkages in South Asia

Edited by: D. Suba Chandran

Trans Himalayan Trade & Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La
India's Nuclear Doctrine


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