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10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
31 January 2017
India: Acting East after the End of the TPP
Roshan Iyer analyses the status of the RCEP and argues that India's attractive market can be an asset only if it strategically leverages it to its benefit
9 January 2017
India and Vietnam: Strengthening Bilateral Relations
Amruta Karambelkar reflects on recent high-level visits to India to analyse the nature of bilateral ties
31 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Trump and “America First”: The End of the Asia-Pacific Pivot?

Akanksha Narain considers the impact of the president-elect’s foreign policy outlook towards Southeast Asia
27 December 2016
Indonesia: Secularism and Domestic Politics
Amb Navrekha Sharma says that recent developments in the country foretell a grim future for its image as a modern, secular and pluralist democracy
12 December 2016
Annihilation of the Marginalised: The New Normal in Myanmar
Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray looks at why asking whether the wretched luck of the Rohingya will ever change is no longer a relevant question
8 December 2016
Muse Rebel Attacks
Dangers of Myanmar's Two-Faced Peace Process

Angshuman Choudhury analyses the recent violence in Muse and possible implications for peace talks in Myanmar
9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Introduction: Assessing the Index

Derek Verbakel and Marie Pavageau weigh in on the conceptual challenges that emerge in the US Fund for Peace's FSI 2016
13 June 2016
Regional Economy
Changing Regional Contours and Imperatives for India

Prof Amita Batra on why it is imperative for India to shed its defensive stance in preferential trade agreements and prepare for changes in the global trade regime
27 May 2016
Obama in Vietnam: Only Permanent Interests
Amruta Karambelkar analyses Obama’s recent visit to the country and what it means for bilateral relations
27 April 2016
Acting East: Securing the India-Myanmar Border
Angshuman Choudhury asks whether a long-term relationship with Southeast Asia can be sustained without a politically and militarily secure Northeast
5 April 2016
Forecast 2016: Higher Risks Likely to Shape Global Responses
Cdr (Dr) Kapil Narula draws from The Global Risks Report 2016 to demonstrate that political risks that amplify societal risks will define the new year
18 March 2016
Forecast 2016: Opportunities and Challenges for Southeast Asia
Amb (Retd) Preet Malik examines the shape that the regional economic and political landscape could take in the new year
22 January 2016
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2016: East Asia on the Cusp

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the foreign policy decisions East Asian countries will have to contend with in the new year

21 January 2016
AIIB: Regional and Global Responses
Madhura Balasubramaniam provides an overview of the key concerns of the US, EU and countries in Asia vis-à-vis  the AIIB
21 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhis Act East Policy
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
15 January 2016
Maritime Matters
Forecast 2016: Indian Ocean Politics and Security

Dr Vijay Sakhuja identifies four issues that will merit attention in the new year
18 December 2015
Dateline Colombo
China Prepares for a Modern War

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera looks at the changing geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific
8 July 2015
East Asia Compass
On the 10th Anniversary of the East Asian Summit

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra writes that if the EAS does not reconsider and re-chart its course in the next phase, it would not be easy to sustain its relevance
6 April 2015
Looking East
Myanmar: Democracy in Brakes

Wasbir Hussain presents a reading of the political climate in the country
24 March 2015
Indian Ocean Region
Australia-India-China: IOR Procurement Race for Submarines

Stephen Westcott analyses India's and Australia's approaches to procuring submarines in the wake of China's forays in the IOR
17 March 2015
Book Review: 'Indonesias Rise, Seeking Regional and Global Roles'
Amb Navrekha Sharma reviews Dr Vibhanshu Shekhar's latest book on Indonesia
20 February 2015
Australian Interest in the Indian Ocean: Domestic Motivations
Stephen Westcott looks at why Australia is expanding its focus to include the Indian Ocean Region
11 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
Southeast Asia and Myanmar: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Aparupa Bhattacherjee reports on the proceedings of the discussion
2 February 2015
Maritime Matters
Indian Ocean: Exploring Maritime Domain Awareness

Dr Vijay Sakhuja says that information-sharing is critical for robust counter-terrorism and anti-piracy operations
19 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Southeast Asia in 2015

Shankari Sundararaman identifies key trends - regional and country-wise - that Southeast Asia is likely to witness in 2015
6 January 2015
Maritime Matters
IPCS Forecast: The Indian Ocean in 2015

Dr Vijay Sakhuja presents an annual projection based on his assessment of the past year
29 December 2014
IPCS Discussion
Securing India's Interests in the Indian Ocean: New Strategies and Approaches

Teshu Singh reports on the proceedings of the discussion
17 December 2014
Indonesia's Pacific Identity: What Jakarta Must Do in West Papua

Prof Shankari Sundararaman explains the importance of West Papua for Indonesia's ambitions in the Indo-Pacific
8 December 2014
The Strategist
Maritime Combat Power in the Indo-Pacific

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar says that contemporary challenges are marked by a China that has lost the power-bashfulness of the Deng era 
19 November 2014
Asia and the Seas: Looking Back to Look Forward
Dr Vijay Sakhuja writes about how Asian countries are recalling history to showcase their maritime prowess in the 21st century
3 November 2014
Maritime Matters
Indian Ocean and the IORA: Search and Rescue Operations

Dr Vijay Sakhuja explains the need for comprehensive framework for collaborative search and rescue operations in the Indian Ocean
31 October 2014
Myanmar: Violence in Rakhine State and a Way Forward
Aparupa Bhattacherjee presents a reading of the recent ICG report, “Myanmar: The Politics of Rakhine State”
29 October 2014
IPCS Discussion
India, Australia and Indo-Pacific: Regional Interpretations

Teshu Singh reports on the proceedings on the discussion on the concept of the Indo-Pacific
20 October 2014
The ASEAN's Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Region

Professor Shankari Sundararaman says the ASEAN is key to the geopolitical linking of the Indian and the Pacific Oceans
14 October 2014
Petro Pirates and Maritime Security
Pirates Prefer Energy Cargo

Dr Vijay Sakhuja traces the emerging trend in incidents of maritime piracy
7 October 2014
Islamic State and Indonesia: Jakarta's Counter-strategies
Max Regus looks at the Indonesian government’s position on combating and preventing extremism
30 September 2014
Islamic State and Southeast Asia: Answering the Call for Jihad
Aparupa Bhattacherjee looks at why a growing number of Muslim youth from the region are choosing to join the IS
24 September 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas
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