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IPCS Forecast Series 2015

Bangladesh in 2015
Delwar Hossain,
IPCS Special Report# 177, January 2015

Return to Political Violence? | Continuing Thrust towards the East | Enhancing Global Image | Re-engaging the West? | Strong Ties with India
East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra,
IPCS Special Report 175, January 2015

China & US | China & Japan | North Korea, South Korea & Intern-Korean Relations | A Strategy for India
Pakistanís Militant Groups in 2015
D. Suba Chandran,
IPCS Special Report 174, January 2015

Will the TTP implode? | Will the Islamic State intrude? | Will the Punjabi Taliban return to its roots? | Will the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) get unleashed?
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

Myanmarís Democratic Challenge | Thailandís Democratic Deficit | Indonesiaís 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
IPCS-KAS International Conference: Trends in Terrorism and Implications for Global Security
The IPCS' Fifth Annual Residential Young Scholars' Workshop, organised with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) from 3-7 May in Bengaluru, India
IPCS Briefing on matters of mutual interest and cooperation for India and Thailand, with the Strategic Studies Centre, National Defence Studies Institute, Thailand.
IPCS Experts in Media
Ruhee Neog, Senior Researcher, "What Is The Alternative To A Bad Deal With Iran?", The Huffington Post, 24 June 2015
Suhasini Haidar, Member, Executive Committee, "'Prime Minister Modi's visit to Israel will be monumental'", The Hindu, 14 June 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray, Visiting Fellow, "Manipur: Waiting to happen", The Hindu, 6 June 2015
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "Xi Jinping draws army into breath-restricting embrace", The Sunday Guardian, 6 June 2015
Rana Banerji, Member, Executive Commitee, "Ghaniís Leaked Letter to Nawaz Exposes Af-Pak Strains", The Quint, 2 June 2015
Research Officer, "India and the Evolving Afghan Foreign Policy", South Asian Voices, 1 June 2015
Rana Banerji, Member, Executive Commitee, "Pulls, pressures and the Pakistan Army", Business Standard, 12 May 2015

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
Chinaís 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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Global Transitions
IPCS 2015 Annual

A Compilation of the Institute's Commentaries & Analyses.
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Articles on India Pakistan issues,World issues
What is the Afghan Taliban Up To?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, June 2015

India, China and the Indo-Pacific
Rini Babu, June 2015

Whatís Brewing between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, June 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
Contemporary Taiwan: Domestic Politics, External Relations and India’s Interests
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 260, April 2015
China’s Dams & Regional Security Implications
Dhanasree Jayaram
Issue Brief 259, April 2015
Reviving the Dialogue with Pakistan: A New Agenda for India
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 258, March 2015
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178, February 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Bangladesh in 2015
Delwar Hossain
Special Report 177, February 2015
IPCS Forecasts: India's Northeast in 2015
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 176, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra
Special Report 175, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan's Militant Groups in 2015
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 174, January 2015
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
Latest book from IPCS
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
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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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