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#4098
23 August 2013
IPCS Special Commentary
From Jalalabad to LoC: Interpreting Pakistan Military’s Objectives behind the Offensive

D. Suba Chandran links the attacks in Jalalabad and LoC in explaining Pakistan's motivations 
#4088
14 August 2013
J&K: Kishtwar Riots and Surrender before Divisive forces
Shujaat Bukhari decodes the workings of domestic politics vis-a-vis the recent Kishtwar riots
#4079
8 August 2013
Pakistan and the Killings across the LoC: Tactical Offensive or a Strategic Defensive?
Lt Gen Arvinder S Lamba on what the recent killings forebode for the Indo-Pak peace process
#4078
8 August 2013
Half Yearly Review
J&K: Declining Violence, But Challenges Galore

Ashok Bhan comments as part of the IPCS Database on Peace and Conflict in South Asia
#4072
7 August 2013
J&K: The Classic Fight
Shujaat Bukhari explains the need to upgrade Kashmiri to the status of a classical language 
#4062
1 August 2013
Cross-LoC interactions in J&K: So Far, Yet Much More
D Suba Chandran deconstructs the gaps that are to be bridged between the civil society and the state
#4061
31 July 2013
J&K Bank: Credibility at stake
Shujaat Bukhari highlights reasons behind the J&K Bank receiving negative publicity
#4052
24 July 2013
India: Al Qaeda's Call to Muslim Youth
Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the growth of the influence of Al-Qaeda among the Indian Muslim youth
#4050
24 July 2013
J&K: Land grab of a different kind
Shujaat Bukhari discusses nuances of the visit of a high-level panel of J&K State Legislative Council to New Delhi
#4040
17 July 2013
J&K
Shun Seige Mentality

Shujaat Bukhari discusses the importance of finding a middle ground for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute
#4032
10 July 2013
Kashmir falls off the Global Radar
Shujaat Bukhari deconstructs the stance of the international community vis-a-vis Kashmir
#4013
26 June 2013
J&K: Mr PM you failed to talk peace
Shujaat Bukhari on the factors responsible for Manmohan Singh's unsuccessful visit
#4002
19 June 2013
Mr RG - This is not the Real Change
Shujaat Bukhari on the political challenges facing the UPA vis-a-vis Kashmir
#3883
18 April 2013
Pir Panjal International Festival: Marketing Rajouri, Poonch, Bhaderwah and Basholi
D. Suba Chandran suggests measures to realise the potential of these sub-regions as major tourism hubs
#3877
9 April 2013
J&K: The Man is Gone but Questions Remain
Shujaat Bukhari on the responses of Kashmiri leadership and civil society in the aftermath of the hanging of Afzal Guru
#3875
7 April 2013
J&K: The Deep Divide Within
Kashinath Pandit on the divide between Jammu & Kashmir in the fallout of Afzal Guru's execution
#3846
16 March 2013
Kargil: Echoes of Attacks against Minorities in Pakistan
Zainab Akhter discusses the reasons behind the protests in Kargil over the recent Hazara killings in Pakistan
#3829
28 February 2013
Pakistan's Trespass at LOC: Is 'Kargil Plan 2.0' Underway?
J. Jeganaathan explores the possibility of an ulterior Pakistani strategy behind the recent tensions along the Line of Control (LoC)
#3826
27 February 2013
Early Warning and Peace Alert: Transforming Rajouri & Poonch in J&K
D Suba Chandran on measures to be adopted to strengthen the positive transformation in the two districts
#3813
13 February 2013
J&K after Afzal Guru: Immediate Excuse and Inherent Problems
D Suba Chandran discusses the actual reasons behind the recent protests in the Kashmir valley
#3797
19 January 2013
India and Pakistan: Political Fallouts and Larger Questions of the LoC Violations
PR Chari addresses possible causes of the skirmish and the criticality of resuming Indo-Pak dialogue
#3791
15 January 2013
J&K and the Indo-Pak Peace Process: New Delhi, Islamabad and the Hurriyat
Zainab Akhter discusses the possibility of sustainable peace through trilateral talks
#3726
15 October 2012
Kashmir: Religious-Extremism on the Rise
Zainab Akhter highlights the bifurcation of societal norms along radical lines in Kashmir
#3693
31 July 2012
The Nimoo-Bazgo Hydroelectric Power Project: Potential and Future Prospects
Zainab Akhtar highlights the benefits of this scheme for Ladakh and the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir
#3675
12 July 2012
Kashmir: Why is the Peace Fragile?
Zainab Akhtar comments on the factors that continue to keep the Valley on the brink
#3664
2 July 2012
Reopening the Demchuk-Mansarovar Route: Exploring Possibilities
Zainab Akhter presents a case for the revival of the sub-regional trade and interaction via this pass
#3636
12 June 2012
Kargil: Implications of a Full-Fledged Air Base for India
Zainab Akhter examines the pros and cons of the upgradation of the airstrip in Ladakh by the Indian Air Force
#3614
26 April 2012
The Kargil-Skardu Route: Implications of its Opening
Zainab Akhter recommends the opening of the road as a step towards the pacification and development of Gilgit-Baltistan
#3553
10 January 2012
A 'Delhi Discourse' with Central Asia: Reviving Linkages
D Suba Chandran recommends a broadening of the scope of India’s engagement with the Central Asian Republics
#3485
11 November 2011
AFSPA: The Renewed Debate
Ali Ahmed makes suggestions for a strategic roll back of the AFSPA in J&K
#3483
3 November 2011
AFSPA in J&K: Why should it go?
Firdaus Ahmed proposes governmental reluctance as a motive for the lack of movement on the issue
#3476
16 October 2011
Nuristan: The Second Front in the Afghan Insurgency
Raghav Sharma draws attention to the growing insurgency in Afghanistan's eastern province
#3376
10 May 2011
J&K Panchayat Polls: Three Ideas
Saswati Debnath comments on the criticality of effective local governance in Jammu and Kashmir
#3356
15 April 2011
Maulana Showkat Shah: One More Dead; How Many More To Go?
D Suba Chandran questions the apathy surrounding the assassination of a religious leader in J&K
#3327
8 February 2011
WikiWrecks: The Kashmir Escalation Effect
Radhavinod Raju discusses the resolution of the Kashmir question in the context of documents released by WikiLeaks
#3322
28 January 2011
Alternative Strategies for J&K: Before Next Summer
D Suba Chandran discusses Kashmir against the backdrop of the recently concluded BJP Rashtriya Ekta Yatra
#3321
28 January 2011
Kashmir: A Hot Summer Ahead?
Ali Ahmed proposes ways to deal with the likely event of Arab unrest influencing opinions and actions in Kashmir 
#3271
3 November 2010
An Attack on Sufism
Radha Vinod Raju discusses the threat posed by Wahabism to Sufism
#3255
10 October 2010
Pakistan and Militant Groups in Kashmir: Musharraf’s Admission
Radhavinod Raju comments on the implications of state sponsored terrorism by Pakistan in Kashmir
#3250
1 October 2010
Challenge for Leaders in J&K: Restore Shrinking Political Space
Ashok Bhan urges political parties in J&K to shelve factionalism for restoring political stability in the region
 
 

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