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#3488
15 November 2011
Istanbul 2011: On Afghanistan
Farhod Mirzabaev comments on the outcome of the meeting in Istanbul earlier this month
#3482
2 November 2011
Pakistan and the Haqqani Network
Anindya Batabyal comments on Pakistan’s India-centric Afghan policy
#3476
16 October 2011
Nuristan: The Second Front in the Afghan Insurgency
Raghav Sharma draws attention to the growing insurgency in Afghanistan's eastern province
#3473
4 October 2011
Reading Pakistan: What if US-Pak Ties Break?
D Suba Chandran comments on the likely outcomes of a severance of relations between the two countries
#3464
26 September 2011
Cultures of China : An Exposition
Teshu Singh observes how China is using cultural projection as  a means to subvert the China-threat perception
#3463
26 September 2011
Ten Years After: ‘Terror Franchisees’ as an Evolving Phenomenon
D Suba Chandran responds to Medha Chaturvedi’s commentary
#3462
25 September 2011
Ten Years After: 'Terror Outsourcing' as an Evolving Phenomenon
Medha Chaturvedi investigates the advent of this new facet of global terrorism
#3461
23 September 2011
Why don't Nuclear CBMs work?: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives
Pradeepa Viswanathan argues for the institutionalization of nuclear mechanisms for trust-building between the two neighbours
#3460
22 September 2011
Iran’s Climb-down: The Quixotic Backdrop
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra attributes Iran's recent retraction to the political insecurities of its leadership
#3458
21 September 2011
North Korea and the Six Party Talks: To or Not to Resume?
Ankita Shree argues that North Korea’s alacrity to resume the six party talks stems from its geopolitical compulsions 
#3457
18 September 2011
Ten Years After: Prompt Global Strike and US Deterrence Post 9/11
Alankrita Sinha on the evolution of new strategies to suit a changed security environment
#3456
18 September 2011
Ten Years After: 9/11 and ‘Justified Realpolitik’
Alankrita Sinha and Tanvi Kulkarni respond to Abhijit-Iyer Mitra’s commentary
#3455
18 September 2011
Ten Years After: 9/11 and the Collapse of Western Realpolitik
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that realpolitik has made way for an ideological US foreign policy
#3451
12 September 2011
Ten Years After: Al Qaeda’s Game Plan
D Suba Chandran revisits the war on terror and lists possible threats post the death of Osama
#3446
5 September 2011
Af-Pak Diary: Will Mullah Omar Negotiate? What is Taliban's End Game?
D Suba Chandran speculates on US' options in negotiating with the different factions emerging within Taliban
#3445
1 September 2011
Cutbacks in US Military Aid to Pakistan: A Print Media Survey
Poonam Khatana reviews the coverage in Pakistan-based English newspapers
#3434
25 July 2011
NSG Guidelines: Possible Implications for India
Pradeepa Viswanathan examines the NSG decision to strengthen guidelines on the transfer of ENR technology
#3426
11 July 2011
Covert Nuclear Facility in Syria
Ankita Shree explores the nature of the IAEA claims against Syria and the consequences of inaction
#3416
24 June 2011
China, the Philippines and Vietnam: Conflicting Claims in the South China Sea
Teshu Singh examines who claims what in the South China Sea
#3412
20 June 2011
Ilyas Kashmiri: An Analysis of the Pakistani, Indian and American Print Media
Poonam Khatana conducts a survey of opinions projected by different newspapers
#3406
16 June 2011
Af-Pak Diary: Should India Adapt to the Game, or Attempt to Change It?
D Suba Chandran responds to C Raja Mohan's article on New Delhi’s options in light of changes within Pakistan
#3404
13 June 2011
PNS Mehran Attack: A Survey of Pakistani Media
Ankita Shree reviews the post-Mehran responses in the Pakistani media
#3403
13 June 2011
Kung Fu Panda: American Invasion of Chinese Culture?
Bhavna Singh on the co-optation of Chinese cultural symbolism by the West
#3402
13 June 2011
Nuclear Disarmament Post-Prague: Understanding Indian Perspectives
Pradeepa Viswanathan contends with the heterogeneous nature of this debate
#3401
13 June 2011
Tahawwur Rana Verdict: Implications for India
Radha Vinod Raju appraises the facts of the case
#3397
8 June 2011
US-Pakistan-India Equations Post-Obama
PR Chari discusses the anticipated change in dynamics
#3396
5 June 2011
The Killing of Ilyas Kashmir: Implications for al Qaeda and India
Radha Vinod Raju examines the significance of Kashmiri’s death for India, Pakistan, the US and the al Qaeda network
#3394
1 June 2011
Reading Pakistan-IV: A War within Pakistan’s Security Establishment?
D Suba Chandran asks whether the link between radicals and security forces is becoming more pronounced 
#3392
31 May 2011
Crying Wolf: Al Qaeda and the Nuclear Threat
Alankrita Sinha on the appropriation of nuclear terrorism as a tool for fear-mongering
#3391
30 May 2011
PNS Mehran and the Military Consequences for India
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the incident’s long-term strategic fallout
#3390
30 May 2011
David Headley’s Disclosures-II: Pakistan’s Complicity
TCA Rangachari discusses India’s options in dealing with the consequences of Headley’s revelations
#3385
26 May 2011
David Headley’s Disclosures-I: How Do they Help India’s Case?
Radha Vinod Raju on the credibility of Headley’s disclosures in pinning down the ISI
#3377
10 May 2011
Operation Geronimo: A Game Changer for Pakistan's Military?
Arun Sahgal examines the motivations that prompt Pakistan’s duplicitous balancing act between the US and extremist religious forces
#3374
6 May 2011
Emulate Operation Abbottabad?: No India Can’t
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that India is not suitably equipped to take on covert anti-terrorist operations
#3373
6 May 2011
Emulate Operation Abbottabad?: Yes India Can
Gurmeet Kanwal argues for pro-active covert operations against terrorism
#3372
5 May 2011
After Osama - VII: Should New Delhi Engage Pakistan or ‘Wait and Watch’?
Firdaus Ahmed recommends a policy of active dialogue with Pakistan
#3371
5 May 2011
After Osama - VI: What will be the al Qaeda’s Game Plan?
D Suba Chandran foresees the al Qaeda dividing into multiple cells post Osama’s death
#3370
5 May 2011
After Osama - V: End the War on Terror?
D Suba Chandran argues against the motion
#3368
3 May 2011
After Osama - IV: What are the Global Implications?
Siddharth Ramana examines the global impact of the operation
#3367
3 May 2011
After Osama - III: Is Pakistan’s Army on a Tighter Rope?
Ali Ahmed forecasts plausible reactions of the Army to the operation
 
 

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