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#5303
20 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Civil Nuclear Energy Initiatives

Niharika Tagotra weighs in on the policy moves in the nuclear energy sector
#5300
19 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Indian Nuclear Policy and Diplomacy

Dr Manpreet Sethi considers the government's initiatives and performance in the nuclear field
#5290
5 June 2017
IPCS Discussion
The Roles and Dimensions of Science and Technology in India’s Foreign Policy

The transcript of  the talk delivered by Dr V Siddhartha at IPCS on 18 May 2017
#5285
16 May 2017
Strategic Space
New NPR: Can It Break New Ground?

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends political dialogue and a downplaying of military might to tackle the current slew of challenges
#5279
1 May 2017
East Asia Compass
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers regional perspectives on the US administration’s approach towards North Korea
#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
#5273
19 April 2017
Strategic Space
US-North Korea Military Swashbuckling and China's Role

Dr Manpreet Sethi cautions against the risks of the evolving scenario, not least from inadvertent escalation as a result of incidents or accidents
#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
#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
#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
#5225
27 January 2017
Strategic Space
Forecast 2017: Unclear Nuclear Pathways

Dr Manpreet Sethi examines the global nuclear issues that are likely to grab President Trump's attention this year
#5221
10 January 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan-China Contestation in 2017

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews the Tokyo-Beijing bilateral and identifies the potential trajectory the relationship in 2017
#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
#5214
31 December 2016
IPCS Discussion
IPCS-Stimson Center Roundtable on South Asia

Angshuman Choudhury and Roshan Iyer report on the proceedings of the discussion held on 08 December 2016
#5208
21 December 2016
Strategic Space
Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation
#5199
5 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and East Asia

Dr Sandip Mishra examines the details of Trump’s contradictory campaign promises vis-à-vis the East Asian region
#5192
28 November 2016
The Strategist
The Catechism of a Minister

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on the significance of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks on India's no first use (NFU) policy
#5190
25 November 2016
Restraint to Retribution: Modi’s New Normal and Nawaz Sharif’s Challenge
Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba analyses Indian and Pakistani military and political responses to the escalating tensions between the two countries
#5186
22 November 2016
IPCS Special Commentary
India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Time for a Review?

Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal argues for the proposition, in light of the Indian defence minister's remarks on the NFU
#5183
16 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
American Turbulence: Global Ramifications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra assesses the potential trajectories US policies - domestic and foreign - would take during Donald Trump's tenure as the president
#5172
9 November 2016
Iskander-M in Kaliningrad: The Changing Equations of Deterrence
Adarsh Vijay throws light on whether the placement of the Iskander Missile System is defensive or offensive posturing by Russia and the resultant uncertainty it brings to the region
#5171
8 November 2016
East Asia Compass
PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines India’s growing proximity to Japan in light of Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan, while recommending a simultaneous need to exercise caution
#5169
7 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Trump Presidency

Kimberley Anne Nazareth considers the implications for the JCPOA under Donald Trump as president
#5167
4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Clinton Presidency

Vivek Mishra says that US' complicated relationship with Iran is likely to continue in the event of a likely Clinton win, albeit in a different manner
#5166
4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Trump's Nuclear Policy: Global Implications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra weighs in on possible scenarios under Donald Trump as president
#5163
2 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Hillary's Nuclear Policy: A Time of Change, Dithering, or Sameness?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on why history may remember Clinton only as the president who stayed the course laid by her predecessor
#5162
2 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Presidential Elections and US Nuclear Policy: Clinton Vs Trump

Dr Manpreet Sethi considers why neither of the two candidates has particularly impressed nor emerged as a discerning student of nuclear issues
#5144
4 October 2016
Contextualising Iran: The Nixon and Obama Doctrines
Kimberley Anne Nazareth looks at the convergences and divergences in the two presidential doctrines
#5138
27 September 2016
Book Review: Pulls and Pressures in India and Pakistan
Sadia Tasleem reviews George Perkovich and Toby Dalton’s latest book, Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism’
#5134
23 September 2016
Strategic Space
Preparing for Radiological Emergencies and Terrorism

Dr Manpreet Sethi discusses emergency preparedness in case of radiological emergencies in the post Uri scenario
#5129
16 September 2016
Comparing the French and Indian Nuclear Doctrines
Marie Pavageau analyses the similarities and divergences between the French and Indian nuclear doctrines
#5122
9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Measuring Fragility: A Case Study of Pakistan

Sadia Tasleem in her review of Pakistan's scorecard on the Fragile States Index inquires about the definition of 'fragile' and the rationale of deeming a country fragile
#5106
16 August 2016
Strategic Space
Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross–Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends

Dr Manpreet Sethi reviews and draws from the recently released book - Not War, Not Peace? - by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
#5096
8 August 2016
Eagle Eye
Need the World Worry over Trump's Foreign Policy?

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses US presidential nominee Donald Trump's statements and strategies
#5094
4 August 2016
Brexit: Quo Vadis the European Deterrent?
Marie Pavageau considers how Brexit will lead to a split in Europe's foreign policy orientation
#5083
18 July 2016
Strategic Space
JCPOAs First Anniversary: Significance and Future Challenges

Dr Manpreet Sethi comments on the implementation of the Iran deal a year after it was reached between Iran and the P5 + 1
#5072
4 July 2016
East Asia Compass
Six-Party Talks 2.0: Not for Denuclearisation but for Peace

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra recommends a new strategy to bring North Korea to the negotiating table

#5067
23 June 2016
Obama's Syria Policy: The Dynamics of Engagement
Priyama Chakravarty argues that US President Barack Obama's Syria policy has been realistically cautious and the least worst of a whole range of bad options
#5066
22 June 2016
The Strategist
There is a New Symphony at Play

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at Modi’s US visit in light of the need to to balance out China’s objectives of hegemonic control through strategic security partnerships
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