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#5419
11 January 2018
Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir
Ayan Tewari highlights the need for addressing the socio-psychological needs of the youth to reduce future disruptions in the valley. 
#5411
27 December 2017
Election Year in Pakistan: Key Dynamics and Prospects
Rana Banerji identifies key election-related factors that will have a bearing on domestic politics in Pakistan in 2018
#5410
26 December 2017
Trump and Jerusalem: Long Term Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian analyses the big picture issues related to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and related developments that ensued
#5407
11 December 2017
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the results of Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections and the potential near and long-term implications for Nepal and India 
#5406
11 December 2017
Zimbabwe: Political Solutions to Legal Questions Undermine the Rule of Law
Phephelaphi Dube assesses the impact of the recent political changes in Zimbabwe for rule of law in the country and reflects on ongoing developments in South Africa
#5405
6 December 2017
The Neglected Dimension of Iran’s Opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan's Independence
Pieter-Jan Dockx argues that Iran's opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan stems less from the Kurdish issue in its own territory and more from the Iraqi Kurds' relationship with Israel
#5398
27 November 2017
The R4+S Approach for Afghanistan
Rajat Ahlawat analyses the US' R4+S strategy for Afghanistan and argues that this strategy is largely old wine in a new bottle and that it will be marred by several complexities 
#5394
21 November 2017
The Pangsangh Alliance and the Future of Myanmar’s Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury says that there can be no peace in Myanmar without the cooperation and compliance of the northern EAOs
#5393
15 November 2017
Special Commentary
Unpacking the Unprecedented Churning in Saudi Arabia

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta analyses the domestic and foreign policy dynamics in the unfolding changes in Saudi Arabia's political set-up
#5392
15 November 2017
EU: Prospects of Reform Post the 2017 German Election
John Schabedoth assesses the impact of the 2017 German general election results on the prospects of EU reform
#5388
6 November 2017
China's Signaling Under President Xi Jinping
Air Commodore Prashant Dikshit VM (G) traces the pattern in China's signaling to the world under the leadership of President Xi Jingping and makes projections
#5387
6 November 2017
India-China Border Agreements: Political Negotiation Needed
Dr Amit Ranjan provides an overview of the colonial history of border agreements between India and China 
#5384
26 October 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: Operation 'All Out' and Prospects for Winter

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain evaluates the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and makes projections for the upcoming winter in the state
#5383
24 October 2017
Will the US' Pressure on Pakistan Deliver Results?
Dr Shalini Chawla evaluates the recent developments in the US-Pakistan relationship and explores whether Washington's pressure on Islamabad can deliver positive results
#5379
9 October 2017
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles
Rajat Ahlawat assesses the current deployment structures and likely roles the new US troops will be deployed for, in Afghanistan
#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
#5374
4 October 2017
Kabul Security: The NUG's Achilles Heel?
Bismellah Alizada assesses the security situation in Kabul and the broader political implications the current state-of-affairs could trigger
#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 
#5363
15 September 2017
In Context: NA-120 Lahore By-election
Sarral Sharma contexualises the circumstances and relevance of the potential outcomes of the upcoming by-election for Lahore's National Assembly constituency, (NA)-120
#5341
22 August 2017
Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
Rana Banerji weighs in on Donald Trump's long-awaited pronouncement on his administration's  approach to Afghanistan
#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
#5334
2 August 2017
Special Commentary
Pakistan: The Nawaz Ouster

Rana Banerji analyses the ouster of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the implications of the same 
#5333
31 July 2017
J&K Focus
Handling J&K: What is Right and What More Needs To Be Done?

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies a strategy to deal with the situation in J&K over the coming months
#5332
24 July 2017
Dateline Colombo
The Forgotten Professions: The Plight of a Nation

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes that Sri Lanka's political culture, economy and universities can all be reinvented to generate real innovation and creativity
#5330
19 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
Dealing with Dirty Wars

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 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
#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 
#5320
10 July 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan’s ‘New Approach’ to Russia: Is it Moving Forward?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses recent developments in Japan-Russia relations and argues that the prospects of Tokyo's 'New Approach' towards Moscow do not look positive
#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
#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
#5312
28 June 2017
Second 21CPC and Myanmar’s Stuttering Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury reviews the proceedings and context of the 21CPC meeting in May 2017 and identifies emerging trends in Myanmar's peace process
#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 
#5309
27 June 2017
Unpacking Recent Violence against Egypt's Copts

Derek Verbakel traces the evolving trends in the attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the role of the interplay between state and societal forces in the phenomenon

#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
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