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#5375
4 October 2017
German Elections Results: Impact on Foreign Policy
Dr Kai Fürstenberg assesses the outcome of the German federal elections and its potential impact on Berlin's overall foreign policy and its policies towards South Asia
#5372
29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Govind Manoharan argues that prioritising the national security exception in this case is not legitimate or proportionate
#5371
29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that prioritising security is a state imperative and is also recognised as such by the Refugee Convention
#5370
28 September 2017
Regional Economy
India's Trade Options

Prof Amita Batra identifies actionable recommendations that would be in India’s best interest
#5368
25 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan

Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
#5365
21 September 2017
Russia-Turkey: Implications of the New Arms Deal
Monish Gulati examines the potential geopolitical implications of the recent Russia-Turkey agreement involving the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system 
#5362
15 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa

Report on 'Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa', a book reading and discussion held on 30 August 2017
#5355
5 September 2017
Maritime Matters
Marine Mammal Stranding: Myth, Mystery and Facts

Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the phenomenon of increasing numbers and incidents of marine mammals getting stranded ashore or washing aground in India
#5354
5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part-II
Understanding the Tri-Junction Question

Amb (Retd) VP Haran sheds light on the history of the border in the context of the India-China military standoff in the second part of the series
#5353
5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part I
A Brief History

Amb (Retd) VP Haran, in the first of this two-part series, explores the historical context of the border dispute
#5346
25 August 2017
Eagle Eye
Testing the Trump-Modi Partnership

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the challenges facing the India-US relationship
#5342
22 August 2017
Strategic Space
Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether low numbers automatically help generate strategic stability
#5340
17 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Afghanistan Relations: Innovating Continuity

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy reviews India's Afghanistan policy under the Modi government 
#5338
16 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Nepal Relations: Mixed Fortunes

Dr Pramod Jaiswal reviews the trajectory of New Delhi-Kathmandu relations since 2014 and says it has seen several ups and downs
#5336
7 August 2017
Maritime Matters
Dhow Trade in the North Arabian Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja reviews the risks and traditions associated with Dhow trade in the North Arabian sea and identifies recent trends
#5335
7 August 2017
The Strategist
A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand Off

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar assesses the standoff at Doklam and says any conflict will be waged on terms advantageous to India 
#5330
19 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
Dealing with Dirty Wars

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 June, 2017
#5329
18 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Reviving the Indian Economy: Structural Reforms Needed

Prerana Priyadarshi assesses the state-of-affairs of the Indian economy over the past three years and says structural reforms would be required to revive it
#5328
17 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
India-China-Nepal Trilateralism

Niharika Tagotra reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 06 June, 2017
#5327
17 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Jammu & Kashmir Policy: Innovative Solutions Needed

Sarral Sharma reviews the state-of-affairs in J&K and says New Delhi will require to employ innovative solutions to address the internal dimension of the security situation
#5326
14 July 2017
Global Warming-Induced Migration: An International Convention Needed
John Schabedoth analyses the implications of global warming-induced migration for international relations and argues that a binding international convention will be needed
#5325
14 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-EU: Potential Partners in the Emerging World Order?

Amb (Retd) KP Fabian assesses India-European Union (EU) relations since 2014, the state of the EU, and identifies areas for future cooperation between the two
#5324
13 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Preferring the Bilateral to the Multilateral: Personal Diplomacy and India's Trade Negotiations

Mihir S Sharma assesses India's trade negotiations over the past three years and identifies a pattern where the preference seems to tilt towards bilateral over multilateral formats
#5323
11 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Myanmar: Fast-tracking the Eastward Push

Angshuman Choudhury assesses the trajectory of India-Myanmar relations since 2014 and argues that there has been substantial forward movement in several sectors
#5322
15 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Defence under the NDA Government

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra analyses the state-of-affairs in India's defence sector over the past three years and argues that there has been more continuity than change
#5321
18 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Environmental Protection: A Mixed Bag

Garima Maheshwari assesses the state-of-affairs of environment protection in India in the past three years 
#5319
5 July 2017
China's Grand strategy
China’s Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea

Tapan Bharadwaj reviews the maritime component of China's grand strategy in the Indo-Pacific, and argues that its strategy in the SCS has begun delivering results for Beijing
#5318
3 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
'25 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between India and Israel and the Way Forward'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 06 June, 2017

#5317
3 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Japan: Past Trends Continue

Dr Shamshad A Khan writes that the India-Japan relationship has deepened further in the past three years, and says agreed but unfinished projects need special attention
#5316
3 July 2017
The ISI and Kulbhushan Jadhav's Second “Confession”
Rana Banerji analyses the contents and circumstances involving the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav's second "confession" and argues that the ISI has tied itself into knots of its own making
#5315
30 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Russia: Navigating New Geopolitical Waters

Amb PS Raghavan reviews India-Russia relations and says there are strong reasons for consolidating bilateral relations even as New Delhi seeks to strengthen relatively newer strategic links
#5313
28 June 2017
NSG Membership: Pakistan's Past and Nuclear South Asia's Future
Allyson Rimmer considers why non-membership will have greater consequences for Pakistan while exacerbating the already existing imbalance in the region
#5311
28 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Maldives Relations: A Tale of Two Concerns

Dr N Manoharan assesses New Delhi-Malé relations over the past three years and identifies irritants in two areas, political and strategic
#5310
28 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Sri Lanka: Reorienting the Relationship?

Husanjot Chahal assesses the trajectory of India-Sri Lanka relations over the past three years and identifies trends in three key areas 
#5308
27 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Maritime Issues: Proactive Initiatives

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that over the past three years, India’s focus on 'matters maritime' have become more proactive and comprehensive

#5307
23 June 2017
Seizing ‘The Belt and Road’ Opportunity: Challenges for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal argues that the Nepal can benefit from the BRI only if it creates a favourable environment by addressing the genuine concerns of both its neighbours
#5306
21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Bhutan: Furthering Common Interests

Ambassador (Retd) VP Haran analyses the trajectory of the New Delhi-Thimphu relationship over the past three years
#5305
21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-US: Convergences and Divergences

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra argues that while may be periodic turbulence in the India-US bilateral, the new paradigm of relations will not face any existential threat
#5304
21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India and the Koreas: Promises and Follow-ups

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses India's relations with South Korea and North Korea and the implications of the same, over the past three years
#5301
19 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-China Relations: A Mixed Bag

Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari assesses how India-China relations have developed over the past three years and identifies key trends
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