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#5287
23 May 2017
Forecast 2017: The Future of the European Union

Ambassador (Retd) KP Fabian assesses the EU's trajectory in the recent years and identifies the challenges the country will have to overcome in 2017 and beyond

#5286
19 May 2017
India-Sri Lanka: A Grim Tale of Economic Cooperation
Husanjot Chahal says that even though the need for engagement is strong, in practice, very little has been achieved on the economic front
#5284
15 May 2017
Dateline Colombo
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera analyses Sri Lanka's role in the world, in the backdrop of the One Belt One Road conference in China
#5282
8 May 2017
India: Missing the Bus on Sustainable Development Goals?
Garima Maheshwari looks at how sustainability has become a burden of technocratic formality rather than a policy-implementable mainstay
#5280
1 May 2017
Red Affairs
Rumour of Triumph

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the policy lacunae that adversely impact India's efforts to counter Left Wing Extremism in the country
#5278
1 May 2017
The Strategist
The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear Policy

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar provides a global overview of nuclear doctrinal committments
#5277
27 April 2017
China-Philippines Ties: Lessons for India and Japan
Tapan Bharadwaj considers the opportunities for India and Japan to re-engage with Southeast Asia
#5276
27 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 March 2017
#5272
19 April 2017
Special Commentary
Jammu and Kashmir: A Saga of Neglect

Arun Chaudhary comments on the deteriorating situation in the state, drawing from his own experiences in the armed forces
#5270
14 April 2017
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5269
13 April 2017
Asia-Pacific: Is Middle Power Multilateralism Possible?
Chandrali Sarkar assesses the plausibility of a middle power coalition between India, Japan and Australia as a counter to a rising China
#5267
13 April 2017
Why India’s Economic Reforms are Climate Unfriendly
Niharika Tagotra explores how India's Budget 2017 and the Goods and Services Tax could impact the country domestically as well as New Delhi's international obligations
#5266
12 April 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5264
10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
India’s Nuclear Strategy

Niharika Tagotra reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
#5263
10 April 2017
India's Nuclear Doctrine and Strategy
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra weighs in on the recent debate on the possible evolution of Indian nuclear strategy
#5261
10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
#5258
3 April 2017
Sino-Indian Strategic Dialogue: Differences in Strategic Thinking

Siwei Liu analyses the recently concluded Sino-Indian strategic dialogue and says an open and creative attitude would be a way forward

#5257
29 March 2017
India-Bangladesh: What to Expect During Prime Minister Hasina's Visit?
Dr Amit Ranjan assesses the New Delhi-Dhaka relationship in the context of Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina's, upcoming visit to India
#5255
28 March 2017
Manipur: Uncertainty Remains Despite End to the Economic Blockade
Dr Nehginpao Kipgen says that the manner in which the UNC demands are handled and addressed will largely determine the fate of the BJP government in Manipur
#5254
22 March 2017
IPCS Discussion
2017 Indian Assembly Elections: How Did the States Vote?

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 March 2017
#5253
22 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: A Clear Mandate

Prerana Priyadarshi and Sarral Sharma analyse the outcome of the Legislative Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
#5252
22 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Punjab: Congress and Strong Regional Leaders

Niharika Tagotra considers how state elections work differently than national elections, using Punjab as an example

#5251
22 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Manipur: A Turning Point

Angshuman Choudhury analyses the outcome of the Legislative assembly elections in Manipur
#5247
20 March 2017
Strategic Space
Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference and Universal Nuclear Disarmament

Dr Manpreet Sethi looks at the limitations of the proposed conference
#5246
20 March 2017
Eagle Eye
Forecast 2017: India-US Strategic Partnership

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra traces the trajectory of the India-US strategic partnership and identifies opportunities and challenges
#5245
18 March 2017
Manohar Parrikar as Defence Minister: A Positive Record
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal says Manohar Parrikar’s achievements as India’s Defence Minister far outweigh the disappointments
#5244
17 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Goa: Staging Post of the Resourceful

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the outcome of the Legislative Assembly Elections in Goa
#5241
6 March 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that it would be imperative for India to identify key goals and develop an overarching detailed and comprehensive strategy vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
#5239
24 February 2017
J&K: Need for an Urgent Review
Dr Ashok Bhan argues that the political leadership at the Centre and in the State urgently need to take appropriate initiatives to in order to prevent recurrence and escalation of the violence and protests of 2016
#5238
20 February 2017
Inadequate Budgetary Allotment and India's Defence Preparedness
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal recommends the establishment of a roll-on, non-lapsable defence modernisation fund as national security imperative
#5236
15 February 2017
Spotlight West Asia
India-UAE: An Emerging Special Relationship

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta assesses the trajectory of India-UAE relations and makes recommendations towards taking the bilateral further
#5235
15 February 2017
The Strategist
Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar illustrates why the pulling away from multilateral alliances and the potential for new strategic orientation would appear to be the new norm
#5229
1 February 2017
IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor

Amit Kumar argues that optimism regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might be waning, with apprehensions increasingly being voiced in China
#5228
31 January 2017
India: Acting East after the End of the TPP
Roshan Iyer analyses the status of the RCEP and argues that India's attractive market can be an asset only if it strategically leverages it to its benefit
#5227
31 January 2017
Red Affairs
Forecast 2017: LWE Still Holding On

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray notes that although LWE may be ebbing, its survival will be ensured by the state's own follies
#5226
29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5222
12 January 2017
India: Crises in Command?
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon assesses the appointment of India's new army chief and makes recommendations for the process of reforms to the personnel policies of the Indian armed forces 
#5219
6 January 2017
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
#5218
3 January 2017
Special Commentary
India’s Nuclear Energy Policy: Bottlenecks to Implementation

Niharika Tagotra argues that India's legislative-regulatory mechanism is inadequate for its ambitious nuclear energy programme
#5217
3 January 2017
India, Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia: Reading Between the Lines
Sarral Sharma analyses the recent Heart of Asia conference and the implications for Pakistan 
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