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#5421
19 January 2018
The Yuan: China’s New Strategic Tool in Pakistan
Air Cmde (Retd) Prashant Dikshit argues that China is steadily employing the Yuan as a strategic tool in Pakistan and makes projections regarding potential implications
#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
#5414
2 January 2018
Doklam and the India-US Strategic Relationship
Pieter Jan-Dockx considers the arguments that seek to explain the US' failure to explicitly support India during the military standoff
#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
#5410
26 December 2017
Trump and Jerusalem: Long Term Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian analyses the big picture issues related to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and related developments that ensued
#5400
28 November 2017
COP-23 Climate Negotiations: Politics Over Just Commitments
Garima Maheshwari analyses the unfolding developments at COP-23 and their implications for global climate change related policymaking
#5398
27 November 2017
The R4+S Approach for Afghanistan
Rajat Ahlawat analyses the US' R4+S strategy for Afghanistan and argues that this strategy is largely old wine in a new bottle and that it will be marred by several complexities 
#5396
22 November 2017
In Memoriam
Ambassador Howard B Schaffer

Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar writes on Amb Howard Schaffer's life and legacy
#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
#5389
7 November 2017
East Asia Compass
Trump's Visit to East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at why the trip might be unprecedented, but the outcomes are most likely not going to be so
#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
#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
#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
#5379
9 October 2017
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles
Rajat Ahlawat assesses the current deployment structures and likely roles the new US troops will be deployed for, in Afghanistan
#5376
4 October 2017
The Strategist
The Curious Case of USS McCain

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar considers the vulnerabilities of computerised warship systems to cyber-attacks
#5373
30 September 2017
An Interview with Dr Siegfried Hecker
North Korea’s Nuclear Behaviour and US Diplomacy

Modified version of an earlier interview conducted by Elisabeth Eaves for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, with additional questions from Ruhee Neog for IPCS
#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
#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
#5357
6 September 2017
East Asia Compass
North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the bilateral relationship in light of North Korea's latest nuclear test
#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
#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
#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
#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
#5305
21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-US: Convergences and Divergences

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra argues that while may be periodic turbulence in the India-US bilateral, the new paradigm of relations will not face any existential threat
#5297
16 June 2017
Responsibility to Protect: Quo Vadis?
John Schabedoth asks if R2P has served its intended purpose in recent conflicts, and explores the future of the concept in the Public International Law domain
#5285
16 May 2017
Strategic Space
New NPR: Can It Break New Ground?

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends political dialogue and a downplaying of military might to tackle the current slew of challenges
#5284
15 May 2017
Dateline Colombo
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera analyses Sri Lanka's role in the world, in the backdrop of the One Belt One Road conference in China
#5283
15 May 2017
Eagle Eye
100 Days in Office: The Trump Administration

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra reviews Donald Trump's foreign policy moves thus far

#5278
1 May 2017
The Strategist
The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear Policy

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar provides a global overview of nuclear doctrinal committments
#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
#5269
13 April 2017
Asia-Pacific: Is Middle Power Multilateralism Possible?
Chandrali Sarkar assesses the plausibility of a middle power coalition between India, Japan and Australia as a counter to a rising China
#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
#5265
11 April 2017
Trump's Strike Against Syria: International Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian assesses the potential implications of US President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria's Shayrat air base
#5261
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
#5249
21 March 2017
Afghanistan and the Attempted Exhumation of the QCG
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy says that the US seeks to revive the relevance of the QCG with an objective to remain in the 'lead' on the Afghan issue
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