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Pakistan in 2015
28 January 2015, 1500-1700 hrs

IPCS Forecast Series

Release & Review of three IPCS reports
by Amb TCA Rangachari & Mr Rana Banerji

Venue: IPCS Conference Room

All are Welcome

IPCS Forecast Series
4 February 2015, 1400-1700 hrs

East Asia, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, China, and Myanmar: In 2015
Release & Review of five IPCS reports
in collaboration with India International Centre (IIC)

Venue: Conference Room-I, IIC, New Delhi
All are welcome


In Focus
IPCS Forecast Series 2015

Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray,
IPCS Special Report 173, January 2015

Naxal Might and Ideology | Enclaves of Strength | The Maoist Expansion | Combating Naxal Violence | A Strategy for the Government
Southeast Asia in 2015
Shankari Sundararaman,
IPCS Special Report 172, January 2015

Myanmar’s Democratic Challenge | Thailand’s Democratic Deficit | Indonesia’s Democratic Surplus | ASEAN Community 2015 | A Strategy for India
Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik,
IPCS Special Report 171, January 2015

Peshawar Attack as Tipping Point | Zarb-e-Azb | Military Courts | Internal Political Interactions | Strategy towards Afghanistan and India
Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen,
IPCS Special Report 170, January 2015

Civil-Military Equations & Increased Space for the Army | Intra-Political Relations amongst Political Parties | Threat from the Islamic State | Strategy towards J&K
Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal,
IPCS Special Report# 169, January 2015

Constituent Assembly | Political Consensus | Nepal-India-China Triangle | Federalism Debate
West Asia in 2015
Amb Ranjit Gupta,
 IPCS Special Report# 168, January 2015

Rise of the Islamic State | Coalition against the IS | Efficacies of Strategies in countering the IS | Future of Iraq and Syria | Nuclear Deal with Iran | US and West Asia | Israel and Palestine | A Strategy for India
The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja,
IPCS Special Report# 167, January 2015

Big Powers & New Structures in the Indian Ocean | Maritime Competition | Search and Rescue Operations | New Threats in 2015 | Maritime Terrorism | China's Ingress | Maritime Silk Road | A Strategy for India
South Asian Regional Integration
Amita Batra,
IPCS Commentary# 4803, January 2015

Open and Differentiated Regionalism | India's Northeast & Bangladesh | India, Sri Lanka and CEPA
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, Prof PR Chari, Dr D Suba Chandran, Capt Gurpreet Khurana and Ms Aditi Chatterjee in a policy discussion
Mr Rana Banerji, Amb TCA Rangachari, Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain and Mr Sushant Sareen discussing Pakistan
Amb Salman Haidar and Maj Gen Muniruzzaman in a policy discussion
IPCS Experts in Media
Rana Banerji, Distinguished Fellow, "Will 2015 be the year of the LeT?", The Hindu, 10 January 2015
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "More wiggle room on Tibet: Beijing reaching out to Dalai Lama", Hindustan Times,06 January 2015
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "China’s maritime ambitions impact India", The Sunday Guardian, 04 January 2015
Prof R Rajaraman, Distinguished Fellow, "India should renegotiate terms with French giant Areva for its EVR nuclear reactors", The Economic Times, 31 December 2014
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer, "Aggressive Hindu Radicalism: India’s Achilles Heel", South Asian Voices, 16 December 2014
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "The Future of China-Pakistan Relations", Seminar Magazine, December 2014
D Suba Chandran, Director, "The Wagah attack and the big picture", The Tribune, 17 November 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  

And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children
D Suba Chandran,
 December 2014
Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi Movements
Saneya Arif, November 2014
Foreign Fighters of Pakistan: Why Pashtuns and Punjabis?
D Suba Chandran, November 2014
Naxal Violence: Challenges to Jharkhand Polls
Bibhu Prasad Routray, November 2014
Fighting Foreign Fighters: New Legislations
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith, November 2014
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: Designs and Network in India
N Manoharan, November 2014

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

India-US: Significance of the Second Modi-Obama Meet
Chintamani Mahapatra, December 2014
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?
Sheel Kant Sharma, November 2014
Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route
Manpreet Sethi, November 2014
Has President Obama Turned Lame Duck?
Chintamani Mahapatra, November 2014
Mid-Term Elections: So What If the US Swings Hard Right?
Amit Gupta, November 2014
In Focus
China and its Neighbourhood
China’s Endgame in Afghanistan, Teshu Singh
China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A New Regional Order?, Teshu Singh
China's End Game in Hong Kong, Teshu Singh
When Xi Met Modi: Juxtaposing China and India, Varun Sahni
The ASEAN's Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Region, Shankari Sundararaman
India-China Bilateral Under Narendra Modi, Srikanth Kondapalli
Click more for other Special Focuses
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
East Asia Compass
IPCS Forecast: East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra, January 2015

IPCS Forecast: Myanmar in 2015
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, January 2015

IPCS Forecast: China in 2015
Teshu Singh, January 2015

IPCS Forecast: Islamic State in 2015
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, January 2015

Red Affairs
IPCS Forecast: Left-wing Extremism in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray, January 2015

IPCS Forecast: Southeast Asia in 2015
Shankari Sundararaman, January 2015

Governor's Rule and PDP's Dilemma
Shujaat Bukhari, January 2015

IPCS Forecast: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen, January 2015

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
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
Looking East By Wasbir Hussain
Maritime Matters By Vijay Sakhuja
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
IPCS Forecasts: Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 173, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Southeast Asia in 2015
Shankari Sundararaman
Special Report 172, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik
Special Report 171, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen
Special Report 170, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal
Special Report 169, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: West Asia in 2015
Ranjit Gupta
Special Report 168, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja
Special Report 167, January 2015
Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government 
IPCS-CDPS Policy Brief
Special Report 166, January 2015
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
Latest book from IPCS
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
D Suba Chandran & P R Chari (eds.)
SAGE, New Delhi
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Trans Himalayan Trade & Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La
India's Nuclear Doctrine


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