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#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
#5130
19 September 2016
Red Affairs
The Dream that the State Sells

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray elaborates on those elements of state policy that contribute to the continuing unrest in regions currently affected by Left Wing Extremism
#5122
9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Measuring Fragility: A Case Study of Pakistan

Sadia Tasleem in her review of Pakistan's scorecard on the Fragile States Index inquires about the definition of 'fragile' and the rationale of deeming a country fragile
#5118
5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Regional Power Play and Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 20 August 2016
#5117
5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 11 August 2016

#5116
1 September 2016
India-Myanmar: Time to Rev up Bilateral Ties
Amb (Retd) Ashok Sajjanhar analyses Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw's India visit and reflects on how New Delhi and Naypyidaw can take their relations forward
#5111
22 August 2016
J&K Focus
J&K: Communication Strategy is Key but First, Stabilise the Streets

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses India's policy options in Kashmir Valley and makes recommendations
#5109
17 August 2016
Red Affairs
Development and Maoists

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray asks whether the CPI-Maoist is genuinely interested in bringing development to Indiá's tribal population
#5107
17 August 2016
Looking East
Rogue NDFB Pushed to the Wall?

Wasbir Hussain weighs in on the recent attack in Assam allegedly by the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland
#5106
16 August 2016
Strategic Space
Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross–Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends

Dr Manpreet Sethi reviews and draws from the recently released book - Not War, Not Peace? - by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
#5104
16 August 2016
The Strategist
Rewarding Thugs

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on the failing nature of the global policy to tacitly accept Pakistan’s behaviour
#5098
10 August 2016
Jammu & Kashmir: Political Solution Required
Intekhab Khan argues that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani's encounter was a tactical win but its handling has caused a political loss
#5095
4 August 2016
The Myth of ‘Homegrown Terror’- II
The Islamic State in Bangladesh

Angshuman Choudhary, in the second part of his two part series, proposes two models of IS penetration in Bangladesh 
#5091
2 August 2016
India’s ‘Soft’ Counter-Terrorism: Lessons from Singapore
Husanjot Chahal discusses how India can combat terror better by following Singapore's soft strategy approach
#5090
1 August 2016
The Next Terror Attack in India: Discerning the Trends
Dr N Manoharan and Prachita Singh argue that without a comprehensive national security strategy, policy formulation and implementation will remain inadequate 
#5087
19 July 2016
The Myth of Home-Grown Terror-I
Mapping out the Dhaka Gulshan Attack

Angshuman Choudhury, in this two-part series, argues that recent events in Bangladesh call for a reclassification of the types of terrorism
#5084
18 July 2016
Rising Radicalism in Bangladesh
Assessing Bangladesh’s Ground Reality

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman traces the historical roots of political violence in Bangladesh and its normalisation in the current narrative.
#5079
11 July 2016
Rising Radicalism in Bangladesh
Terror Attacks in Dhaka: The Way Ahead for India

Dr Souvik Chatterji makes observations on cross-border terrorism on the India-Bangladesh border and proposes steps to tackle the problem

#5078
11 July 2016
J&K Focus
Burhan Wani and a State on Tenterhooks

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain reflects on developments in the Valley and the emerging challenges for the security forces
#5073
8 July 2016
Rising Radicalism in Bangladesh
What is the Domestic Significance of the Holey Bakery Terror Attack?

Ibtisam Ahmad says the national identity now seems more welcoming of the current reactionary pan-Islamism that has emanated from West Asia in the wake of the ‘War on Terror’

#5067
23 June 2016
Obama's Syria Policy: The Dynamics of Engagement
Priyama Chakravarty argues that US President Barack Obama's Syria policy has been realistically cautious and the least worst of a whole range of bad options
#5064
20 June 2016
Red Affairs
The Re-cleansing of Nallamala

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray argues that the recent claim of the re-cleansing of Nallamala would at best be a temporary setback for the left wing extremist group, CPI-Maoist
#5046
31 May 2016
India vs Pakistan: Why can’t we just be friends?
Book Review: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Rana Banerji reviews Husain Haqqani's 'India vs Pakistan: Why can’t we just be friends?'
#5042
30 May 2016
J&K Focus
Governance & Strategic Communication: Keys to Stabilising J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies key areas that will require the J&K government's attention in order to ensure stability in the state
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