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Regional Power Play & the Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan
(20 August 2016)
Speaker:  H.E. Hamid Karzai, Former President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift
11 August 2016 , 1500-1630 Hrs
Speaker:  H.E. Dr Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India
Speaker: Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar
Chair: Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari
Speaker: Lydia Walker, PhD candidate, History Department, Harvard University, and affiliated scholar, IPCS
Chair: Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council, IPCS, and former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
Chair: Dr Srinath Raghavan
Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), & Senior Research Fellow, India Institute, King’s College London
IPCS Experts in Media
Prakash Nanda, Distinguished Fellow, "Is Indian Air Force Prepared To Fight a Two-front War, Mount an Effective Defence?", Firstpost, 22 May 2017
Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Distinguished Fellow, "The Big Picture - US President's Visit to Saudi: Takeaways for the World", Rajya Sabha TV, 22 May 2017
Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council, "The task against a cussedly defiant Pakistan lies ahead", The Indian Express, 21 May 2017
Prakash Nanda, Distinguished Fellow, "How the Narendra Modi Govt is Systematically Paving the Way for a Nuclear-powered India", Firstpost, 18 May 2017
Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Distinguished Fellow, "Security Scan - Ummer Fayaz Killing", Rajya Sabha TV, 18 May 2017
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Assistant Director, "Hot Takes: China’s Belt and Road Forum", South Asian Voices, 17 May 2017
Prakash Nanda, Distinguished Fellow, "India Skips Belt Road Forum Meet: Let's not Fret, History is not on China's Side", Firstpost, 15 May 2017
Srikanth Kondapalli, Distinguished Fellow, "Why India is not Part of the Belt and Road Initiative Summit", Indian Express,15 May 2017
Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Distinguished Fellow, "Security Scan - Nirbhaya Verdict & Gender Security", Rajya Sabha TV, 15 May 2017

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
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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 US Election Special

November 2016
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A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar

February 2017
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Articles on India Pakistan issues,World issues
Dateline Colombo
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, May 2017

New Complexities in Myanmar's Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury, May 2017

Red Affairs
Rumour of Triumph
Bibhu Prasad Routray, May 2017

Pakistan and the Panama Papers Verdict
Rana Banerji, April 2017

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
J&K Focus By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain
Issue/Policy Briefs & Reports
A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar
Special Report 186, March 2017
IPCS US Election Specia1
Special Report 185, November 2016
Fragile States Index 2016: A Review
Special Report 184, November 2016
REXIT Impact: Flipping the Coin
Prerana Priyadarshi
Issue Brief 263, August 2016
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Issue Brief 262, August 2016
India's Panda: The rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 29, August 2016
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
Special Report 183, May 2016
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182, April 2016
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261, April 2016
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181, March 2016
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
Latest book review from IPCS
India vs Pakistan: Why can’t we just be friends?
Husain Haqqani
Reviewer : Rana Banerji
Member, Governing Council, IPCS, & former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
Andrew Duff
Reviewer : Ranjit Gupta
Former member, Indian Foreign Service, and Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
Trans Himalayan Trade & Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La
India's Nuclear Doctrine


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