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#5237
18 February 2017
Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera assesses how Sri Lanka fared in 2016 and makes recommendations for 2017
#5234
13 February 2017
The Future of US-Taiwan Relations Under China's Shadow
Namrata Hasija argues that the US-Taiwan relationship under Trump remains uncertain in terms of upgradation but certain in terms of continuation.
#5233
9 February 2017
US Exit from the TPP: Opportunities and Alternatives for Japan
Chandrali Sarkar argues that the US' exit from the TPP does not necessarily mean trouble for Japan and that Tokyo has other alternatives it can tap to its benefit
#5232
6 February 2017
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2017: East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra identifies phenomena that will become more pronounced in East Asia in 2017
#5231
3 February 2017
Where is Egypt Headed?
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian traces the trajectory of Egypt's political history and asesses the current state-of-affairs
#5230
1 February 2017
South Korea: Two Moons and the Future of a Nation
Dr Rahul Raj provides a preliminary assessment on the two potential presidential candidates in the upcoming presidential election in South Korea
#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
#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
#5224
19 January 2017
Spotlight West Asia
West Asia Six Years After the ‘Arab Spring’: Prognosis for 2017

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta assesses the political and security related developments of the past six years, and identifies the trajectories for 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
#5216
31 December 2016
Red Affairs
A Bridge Over River Gurupriya

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray considers the challenges in the long overdue implementation of a project in an LWE-affected area
#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
#5213
31 December 2016
J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state
#5210
26 December 2016
Russia’s Search for New Ground in Pakistan
Adarsh Vijay analyses Russia's possible motivations for its increasing engagement with Pakistan
#5204
14 December 2016
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Should India be Concerned?
Dr Anand Kumar discusses how the OBOR Initiative in Pakistan and Bangladesh can be advantageous for India
#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
#5196
30 November 2016
IPCS Discussion
Equality, Equity, Inclusion: Indian Laws & India’s Women

Niharika Tagotra reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 11 November 2016
#5195
29 November 2016
Modi’s China Policy: Between Rhetoric and Reality
Niharika Tagotra assesses and identifies the key characteristics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies vis-a-vis China
#5194
29 November 2016
Pakistan's New Army Chief and the Indo-Pak Dialogue Process
Sarral Sharma writes about the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's new army chief and its potential impact on the New Delhi-Islamabad dialogue process
#5193
28 November 2016
J&K Focus
An Opportunity to Bring Heart Back to Kashmir

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that an opportunity is emerging for New Delhi to bring normalcy back to Kashmir, and recommends ways to utilise it
#5191
27 November 2016
In Context: Pakistan's New Army Chief Gen Bajwa
Rana Banerji assesses the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's next Army Chief and makes projections
#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
#5189
23 November 2016
Gen Raheel Sharif’s Superannuation: Evolving Scenarios
Portia B. Conrad analyses the potential scenarios that could unfold with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif's superannuation
#5187
22 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
A New Era for US Foreign Policy?

Dr Lars Brozus analyses the potential trajectory of US President-Elect Donald Trump' foreign policy and assesses it's potential impact on the EU
#5184
16 November 2016
The Precarious Politics of Post-‘Liberation’ Mosul
Derek Verbakel argues that the region, and Mosul in particular, will be prone to further cycles of violence
#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
#5182
15 November 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Battle for Mosul: Prospects for the Immediate Future

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta argues that Iraq’s misfortunes are unlikely to end with the defeat of the Islamic State
#5178
14 November 2016
Managing Differences is the Key to Sino-India Relations
Liu Siwei looks at the merits of a comprehensive approach towards maintaining friendly and positive Sino-Indian relations
#5175
11 November 2016
Theresa May in India: Out of Touch with Reality
Harry Roberts argues that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent India visit demonstrates was more about Britain than India

#5174
10 November 2016
Climate Change: India's Severe Domestic Equity Gaps
Niharika Tagotra explains how India's domestic policies contradict the stance it adopts during international climate change negotiations
#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
#5170
8 November 2016
A Patchy Road to Peace: The Panglong Experiment in Myanmar
Angshuman Choudhury analyses the proceedings and likely prospects of recently held 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference
#5164
2 November 2016
Kashmir Focus
After the Surgical Strikes

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses the security situation in J&K and identifies ways forward for India
#5161
1 November 2016
Russia-Japan: Determinants of the Territorial Settlement
Dr Shamshad A Khan analyses the possibility of a resolution of the long-standing Russo-Japanese territorial disputes 
#5160
26 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI Afghanistan: Limited Scope for Use

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy examines if the FSI can and does adequately account for the role of transnational forces in shaping the situation in Afghanistan
#5159
21 October 2016
After the Collapsed US-Russia Agreement, Advantage Assad
Derek Verbakel analyses the breakdown of the recent ceasefire in Syria and the potential outcomes of the same
#5157
21 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and Nepal

Dr Pramod Jaiswal analyses the 2016 Fragile States Index report on Nepal
#5155
20 October 2016
Social Component of Counterterrorism: The Need of the Hour
Prof N Manoharan and Anumeha Singh argue the need for active participation of citizens towards preventing and/or reacting to terrorist attacks and make recommendations
#5154
19 October 2016
Red Affairs
End Game: Fractured and Scarred Tribal Communities

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray reviews the progress of the State's efforts to rid the menace of Left Wing Extremism and analyses the side effects of the same
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