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#5418
9 January 2018
A Human Security Approach to Nuclear Disarmament
Shivani Singh considers the importance of human security norms in the disarmament discourse
#5417
8 January 2018
Maritime Matters
Maritime Digital Trends in 2018

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that the ongoing digital transformation is highly disruptive and will dominate the maritime industry for many decades into the future
#5416
5 January 2018
Indian Foreign Policy and the Hafiz Saeed Problem
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra weighs in on the implications of Walid Abu Ali's presence at a Hafiz Saeed rally in Pakistan
#5413
1 January 2018
The Strategist
No Responsible Steward of Nuclear Weapons, This

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar on the repercussions of the logic that drives Pakistan's nuclear policy
#5412
29 December 2017
Maritime Matters
India and Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues for the pooling of national resources to augment regional cooperation among the littorals
#5408
12 December 2017
IPCS Series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics
Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire

Report of the discussion on ‘Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire’ held on 1 December 2017
#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 
#5403
4 December 2017
IPCS Series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics
Investigating Crises in South Asia

Report of the discussion on Investigating Crises in South Asia held on 24 November 2017

#5402
4 December 2017
Dateline Colombo
Changing Political Horizons in Sri Lanka?

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera reflects on Sri Lanka's political culture ahead of local and provincial elections in the country
#5397
27 November 2017
Maritime Matters
Microbeads and Microfibre: A Big Challenge for Blue Economy

Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the impact of these minuscule materials on marine life
#5396
22 November 2017
In Memoriam
Ambassador Howard B Schaffer

Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar writes on Amb Howard Schaffer's life and legacy
#5395
21 November 2017
Why are Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives Bound to Fail?
Shivani Singh identifies three challenges that stand in the way of disarmament efforts
#5391
14 November 2017
Dateline Colombo
The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera weighs in on China's strategic vision that combines economic might with geopolitical prowess
#5390
14 November 2017
Strategic Space
‘Gas Chamber’ Cities and Dangers Nuclear

Dr Manpreet Sethi contextualises the fallout of nuclear use in the hazardous air quality across the Indo-Gangetic plain
#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
#5386
3 November 2017
Maritime Matters
Short Sea Shipping in Bay of Bengal Takes Baby Steps

Dr Vijay Sakhuja considers the significance of new initiatives in the Bay region
#5382
24 October 2017
Strategic Space
Meaningful Disarmament, Not Unnecessary Distractions

Dr Manpreet Sethi considers the importance of countries that are serious about nuclear disarmament mobilising global support for achievable targets

#5381
10 October 2017
Maritime Matters
Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja discusses initiatives aimed at ensuring that water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable
#5380
9 October 2017
Dateline Colombo
Monuments Over Mortality?

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presents his thoughts on popular mobilisation against corruption in Sri Lanka and the larger neighbourhood
#5377
6 October 2017
Nepal: Climate Change and Human Mobility
Avasna Pandey argues that climate change-induced migration in the country merits closer analysis
#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
#5372
29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Govind Manoharan argues that prioritising the national security exception in this case is not legitimate or proportionate
#5371
29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that prioritising security is a state imperative and is also recognised as such by the Refugee Convention
#5369
26 September 2017
Special Commentary
Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?

Allyson Rimmer examines why omitting a clause that bans all weapons from entering outer space is an oversight that presents significant dangers
#5368
25 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan

Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
#5364
18 September 2017
Strategic Space
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether the Ban Treaty may be able to facilitate universal nuclear disarmament
#5359
8 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Dominant Narratives in Kashmir: Evolving Security Dynamics

Report on 'Dominant Narratives in Kashmir: Evolving Security Dynamics', a discussion held on 17 August 2017
#5354
5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part-II
Understanding the Tri-Junction Question

Amb (Retd) VP Haran sheds light on the history of the border in the context of the India-China military standoff in the second part of the series
#5350
31 August 2017
Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty: Addressing Normative Concerns
Shivani Singh considers the successes and failures of the recently adopted treaty
#5348
26 August 2017
IPCS Discussion
The Nuclear Future

Transcript of remarks made at the IPCS discussion, 'The Nuclear Future', on 8 August 2017
#5346
25 August 2017
Eagle Eye
Testing the Trump-Modi Partnership

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the challenges facing the India-US relationship
#5345
24 August 2017
Nepal's Disaster Management Preparedness: Taking Stock
Avasna  Pandey looks at the obstacles in the way of effective disaster management in the country
#5343
22 August 2017
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: Leveraging the Politics of Geography

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera considers how the country can reap the political benefits of its geostrategic location
#5342
22 August 2017
Strategic Space
Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether low numbers automatically help generate strategic stability
#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
#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
#5314
28 June 2017
The Strategist
Nuclear Crises in the Time of Orwellian Wars

Vice Adm (Retd)Vijay Shankar weighs in on the dangers posed by nuclear proliferation and non-state actors                  
#5313
28 June 2017
NSG Membership: Pakistan's Past and Nuclear South Asia's Future
Allyson Rimmer considers why non-membership will have greater consequences for Pakistan while exacerbating the already existing imbalance in the region
#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
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