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ACSA COMMENTARIES
Maritime Matters
Maritime Terrorism: Karachi as a Staging Point

Dr Vijay Sakhhuja comments on the recent terrorist attacks in Karachi on PNS Mehran and PNS Zulfiqar 

Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas

US in Asia Pacific
Rebalancing: Australia's Middle Way Approach

Obja Borah Hazarika writes about Australia's middle way approach to dealing with its dilemma over choosing between China and the US

US in Asia Pacific
Rebalancing: China’s Concerns and Responses

Gaurav Kumar Jha writes how the differing world views of ‘hope and freedom’ and ‘great renewal’ will be characteristic features of future standoffs between the US and China

US in Asia Pacific
Rebalancing: Nature of New Alliances

Amrita Banerjee analyses the need for the US’ engagement in Asia to be geographically distributed, operationally resilient and politically sustainable in nature

Dateline Islamabad
India-Pakistan: Nuclear Weapons and Crisis Diplomacy

Salma Malik analyses the role of nuclear weapons in the India-Pakistan relationship, and suggests practising routine diplomacy more than crisis diplomacy

Eagle Eye
US’ Frantic Effort to Make the Rebalancing Strategy Work

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the Obama administration's 'rebalancing strategy' and explains why it is a tug-of-war between Washington and Beijing

Spotlight West Asia
Elections in Iraq: Uncertain Prospects

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta writes about the significance of the recently-concluded elections in Iraq

Taliban Tracker
TTP under Mullah Fazlullah: What Next for the Pakistani Taliban?

D Suba Chandran analyses the implications of Mullah Fazlullah's accession as the head of the Pakistani Taliban leadership, for the outfit.

J&K
Pakistan’s Kashmir dilemma

Shujaat Bukhari analyses why it is in Pakistan's interest to take pragmatic and sincere approaches to resolve the Kashmir issue

Taliban Tracker
Talks with the TTP: How Far will the State Go?

D Suba Chandran analyses the likely course of the Pakistani State's negotiations with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and the potential outcomes of the same.

J&K
Cross LoC Trade: Continuing Stalemate

Ayesha Khanyari analyses the obstacles to a smooth cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan, and explains why it is important to weed them out.

J&K
LoC Trade Under Fire

Shujaat Bukhari explains why it is both in India and in Pakistan's interest to ensure the sustainability of cross-LoC trade between the two countries

J&K
Cross-LoC Trade and Our Collective Failure

D Suba Chandran analyses the underlying problems that plague cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan

Af-Pak Diary
Taliban Talks and the Four Horsemen: Between Peace and Apocalypse

D Suba Chandran looks at why the negotiation process is going to be anything but easy

China, Myanmar, and the Myitsone Dam: Uncertain Future
Aparupa Bhattacharjee analyses the potential trajectory of China-Myanmar bilateral relations.

Myanmar: Why is the Clergy Angry?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy tries to find answers for the violence in Myanmar and the role of monks in it

 
ACSA Calendar
Faith, Unity, Discipline The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan
18 January 2017 , 1130-1300 Hrs
Launch of Women & Public Policy Journal [Vol. 2]: 'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024)'
26 November 2016 , 1500-1630 Hrs
Equality, Equity, Inclusion: Indian Laws & India's Women
11 November 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs
Rethinking Deterrence: The India-Pakistan Context
21 October 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs
‘Between Brexit & an Assertive Russia: Role For Poland’
18 October 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs
2016 GIBSA Quadrilogue
25 September 2016
Contextualising the Unrest in Balochistan
5 September 2016 , 1100-1230 Hrs
Regional Power Play & the Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan
20 August 2016
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift
11 August 2016 , 1500-1630 Hrs
IPCS Twentieth Anniversary Plenum Series: Security of Bangladesh in the South Asian Context
26 July 2016 , 1730-1900 hrs
India-Pakistan Under Prime Ministers Gujral-Sharif: A Retrospective
18 May 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs
ACSA Faculty:
D Suba Chandran
Director
Prof. P R Chari
Visiting Professor, IPCS
Roomana Hukil
Research Officer
Mariam Safi
Visiting Fellow, Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dr. Nishchal Nath Pandey
Visiting Fellow, IPCS & Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Visiting Fellow, IPCS & Visiting Research Fellow, South Asia Programme, RSIS, Singapore
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Research Officer
Dr. Ashok Bhan
Former Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir & Member, NSAB
Ayesha Khanyari
Research Assistant
Riffath Khaji
Research Intern
   
ACSA PROJECTS
The Programme publishes an annual, one of its kind, mapping the armed conflicts. Each essay of the armed conflict – a review of the previous year consist the following: a short history, key actors, major developments and trends, conflict management; and the road ahead.
Early Warning and Conflict Alert
All conflicts emit warnings, in different ways – either in terms of conflict transformation or in terms of an impending deterioration. As a Research Institute and Think Tank, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies endeavours to identify early warning to an impending conflict and conflict transformation
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory

J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state

Russia’s Search for New Ground in Pakistan
Adarsh Vijay analyses Russia's possible motivations for its increasing engagement with Pakistan

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Should India be Concerned?
Dr Anand Kumar discusses how the OBOR Initiative in Pakistan and Bangladesh can be advantageous for India

Understanding the Gujjar-Pahri Faultline in J&K: A Pahri Perspective

Understanding the GujjarPahri Faultline in J&K: A Gujjar Perspective

Understanding the Transformation in Ladakh: Issues, Threats and Early Warnings

Understanding Religious Radicalization: Issues, Threats and Early Warnings in Kashmir Valley

Rajouri and Poonch: Identifying Early Warning Signals and Addressing New Challenges
Peace Audit
In South Asia, there have been cease fires on an ongoing conflict. In certain cases, like Sri Lanka and Nepal, the “armed” conflict has come to an end. Despite the cease fires and the end of “armed” conflict, peace is yet to prevail.
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory

J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state

ACSA PUBLICATIONS
Books:
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy Stasis and Fragile Peace
D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011: The Promise and Threat of Transformation
Edited by D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2010: Growing Left-wing Extremism and Religious Violence
Edited by D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India, 2011
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2009: Continuing Violance, Faling Peace Processes
Edited by D. Suba Chandran and P R Chari
Routledge India, 2009
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Issue Briefs and Special Reports:
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Issue Brief 262

Election Analysis: Battle for the States

Special Report 183

IPCS Forecast 2016

Special Report 182

State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?

Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261

Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181

Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections

Special Report 180

Election Analysis: Battle for the States

Special Reports 183

IPCS Forecast 2016

Special Reports 182

 

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