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Obama's New Strategy towards the Islamic State
22 September 2014, 1430-1630 hrs

in collaboration with CCUS&LAS, School of International Studies, JNU

Panel: "The US Endgame in Middle East" by Prof Christopher Raj; "US Domestic Compulsion and Constraints" by Prof KP Vijaylakshmi; "Regional Responses from the Middle East" by Amb Ranjit Gupta; & "Implications for South Asia" by Mr Rana Banerji 

Venue: SIS Committee Room, JNU. All are Welcome 

Ukraine, Iraq-Syria and Afghanistan
7 October 2014, 1000-1530 hrs

Indo-German Dialogue on Building Global Security
Organised by the IPCS in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
All are Welcome.

India, Australia and Indo-Pacific
8 October 2014, 1430-1700 hrs
IPCS in collaboration with Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, SIS, JNU
Venue: School of International Studies (SIS), JNU
All are Welcome
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
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, Dr Neil Joeck and Prof Christopher S Raj in a roundtable discussion
Amb Preet Malik and Amb Rajiv Bhatia releasing the IPCS Myanmar Special Publication
Dr Neil Joeck, Rear Adm Raja Menon & Prof Varun Sahni in a discussion
IPCS Experts in Media
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "China's Tibetan Tussle", New Indian Express, 17 September 2014
D Suba Chandran, Director, "Al-Qaida jihad call unlikely to echo in India", The Tribune, 16 September 2014
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "Expect no concessions on sovereignty in Xi’s India visit", Hindustan Times, 09 September 2014
Rana Banerji, Distinguished Fellow, "Spectre of army meddling again", Mail Today, 02 September 2014
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, Research Officer, "India-Thailand: Time to Get Real", Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Diplomatist, August 2014
D Suba Chandran, Director, "Peace May Be Prolonged", Interview by The Sunday Leader, 24 August 2014
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "China’s dream, our nightmare", Hindustan Times, 17 August 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

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

Rim of the Pacific Exercises (RIMPAC): Thaw in China-US Tensions?
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, June 2014
The Enigmatic Case of Bowe Bergdahl
Prof PR Chari, June 2014
US Foreign Policy: Rehashing Old Stances
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, June 2014

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

Islamic State, al Qaeda & Taliban Tracker
Al Qaeda in South Asia: The Terror World Championship Begins
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy,
 September 2014
The Islamic State: Affecting Shia-Sunni Relations in India?
Saneya Arif,
 September 2014
The Islamic State Caliphate: A Mirage of Resurrection
Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar,
 September 2014
The Islamic State: No Country for the Old World Order
Ambassador Ranjit Gupta,
 September 2014
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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

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IPCS Columnists
Af-Pak Diary By D Suba Chandran
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
Indus-tan By Sushant Sareen
Maritime Matters By Vijay Sakhuja
Middle Kingdom By DS Rajan
Nuke Street By Amb Sheelkant Sharma
Red Affairs By Bibhu Prasad Routray
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
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
The Indo-Pacific: Political and Strategic Perspectives
IPCS Book Review
Special Report 162, April 2014
Afghanistan Elections 2014: Positive Vote, Future of Taliban & the Challenges Ahead
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 161, April 2014
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 160, April 2014
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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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