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#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
#5360
8 September 2017
Myanmar: Contextualising the Violence In Northern Rakhine
Angshuman Choudhury argues that the 25 August attacks are part of a conflict continuum in the region
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#5299
16 June 2017
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain writes why summer 2017 in J&K will be about getting a mix of hard and soft power right, and makes recommendations towards the same
#5298
16 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Dealing with Left Wing Extremism: No Permanent Solution?

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the outcomes of the counter-LWE strategy over the past three years and makes recommendations
#5292
7 June 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the changing nature of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir and identifies impending issues that need to be addressed.
#5289
1 June 2017
IPCS Discussion
Maldives: Contextualising Freedom of Speech in the Murder of Yameen Rasheed

Husanjot Chahal reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 19 May, 2017
#5276
27 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 March 2017
#5272
19 April 2017
Special Commentary
Jammu and Kashmir: A Saga of Neglect

Arun Chaudhary comments on the deteriorating situation in the state, drawing from his own experiences in the armed forces
#5270
14 April 2017
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5266
12 April 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5262
10 April 2017
Operation Twilight: A Turning Point in Bangladesh
Angshuman Choudhury traces the evolving nature, capabilities and tactics employed by terrorist outfits in Bangladesh and the security forces' responses to them
#5241
6 March 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that it would be imperative for India to identify key goals and develop an overarching detailed and comprehensive strategy vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
#5240
28 February 2017
The ‘Two-State Solution’ in Israel-Palestine: An Accelerated Demise?
Derek Verbakel explores possible trajectories the Israel-Palestine issue will take with Donald Trump as the US president
#5239
24 February 2017
J&K: Need for an Urgent Review
Dr Ashok Bhan argues that the political leadership at the Centre and in the State urgently need to take appropriate initiatives to in order to prevent recurrence and escalation of the violence and protests of 2016
#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
#5223
18 January 2017
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump's Counter-Terrorism Policy

Angshuman Choudhury & Husanjot Chahal look at why a major tactical shift in US' CT policy, either at home or overseas, cannot be rationally anticipated
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#5156
21 October 2016
The Myanmar Border Attacks: Whodunit?
Angshuman Choudhury weighs in on the recent attack on several police outposts in Rakhine State
#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
#5148
6 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Bangladesh: A Conflict Shatter Zone

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman draws on examples from Bangladesh to throw light on how the FSI does not account for inter-relations between indicators
#5143
4 October 2016
The Myth of 'Homegrown Terror'-III
Mapping the Dhaka Gulshan Attack: Who was Tamim Chowdhary?

Angshuman Choudhury profiles Tamim Chowdhary's role in and impact on terror networks and activities in Bangladesh
#5141
30 September 2016
India-Pakistan: Whither Surgical Strike?
Muhammad Faisal comments on the possibility, feasibility and potential implications of the recently announced 'surgical strike' by India
#5136
23 September 2016
J&K Focus
From South Kashmir to Uri: The Strategic Connect

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the link between increasing unrest in Kashmir and the security challenges along India's western border
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