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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
18 October 2010
The US Aid Conundrum: Educational Reform in Pakistan
Ruhee Neog illustrates the need for revisiting the US educational aid to suit the needs of the Pakistani school system
23 September 2010
Bio-terror: Grave Implications of Synthetic Biology
Reshmi Kazi highlights the potential dangers of bioterrorism emanating from easier access to synthetic biotechnology
8 June 2010
Obama’s National Security Strategy: an Assessment
Yogesh Joshi highlights Obama’s NSS and its relevance for India
8 June 2010
Agriculture: Adding New Dynamics to the Indo-US Relationship
Yogesh Joshi and Veer Mayank delineate the Indo-US agricultural ties under Obama’s NSS
18 May 2010
Why is the Youth Angry? Perspectives from Kashmir
Arjimand Hussain Talib outlines the reasons for stone pelting and frustration among the Kashmiri youth
10 May 2010
Nuclear Dealing Wheeling
PR Chari reflects on the implications of a China-Pak civilian nuclear deal
4 May 2010
Two Summits; Conflicting Messages
M Shamsur Rabb Khan discusses the two nuclear summits held recently in the US and Iran
30 April 2010
The New START: A step forward?
Jasbir Rakhra analyzes the New START treaty, envisioned by the US and Russia.
30 April 2010
The Upcoming NPT Review Conference: Prospects
PR Chari highlights the possible challenges at the upcoming NPT Rev Con
19 April 2010
Insights from the Indo – US Young Scholars Dialogue
Yogesh Joshi outlines the importance of the participation of the youth in the nuclear security debate
15 April 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit
Swaran Singh highlights the Indo-US partnership in the US nuclear non-proliferation strategy
13 April 2010
Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: the Indian Perspective
Suba Chandran highlights the implications of Obama’s surge strategy for India
12 April 2010
Waiting for Endgame
Chiranjib Haldar outlines the complex Indo-Pak-US relationship in the context of the US-Pak Strategic Dialogue
12 April 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit: Case for Indo-US Partnership?
Swaran Singh highlights the possibility of closer India-US ties at the Nuclear Security Summit 2010
8 April 2010
Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: the Pakistani Perspective
Salma Malik highlights the impact of the US surge strategy on Pakistan’s domestic politics
8 April 2010
Strategic Dialogue: Pakistan and United States
Sripathi Narayanan highlights the significance of the recently concluded strategic dialogue between the US and Pakistan
26 March 2010
David Headley’s Plea Bargain and India-US Relations
M Shamsur Rabb Khan emphasizes the importance of David Headley’s extradition from the US to India
29 December 2009
If Pakistan Fails
Amit Gupta reflects on what India needs to tell the US if Pakistan implodes
8 December 2009
Manmohan’s Defining Visit
Kriti Singh underlines the significance of the Prime Minister’s recent visit to the US
7 December 2009
The Obama Decision Making Model
Ali Ahmed reflects on Obama’s atypical decision making process
7 December 2009
Making Obama's War Also India's
Firdaus Ahmed examines India's options after US exit from Afghanistan
18 November 2009
Obama in China
Rukmani Gupta assesses President Obama’s trip to the People's Republic of China
5 November 2009
The Kerry-Lugar Bill
Priyanka Subramaniam analyses the debates surrounding the Kerry-Lugar Bill
7 July 2009
What Did NPT PrepCom 2009 Bestow on India?
Vidisha Shukla argues that recent auguries bespeak a more stringent non proliferation agenda by the new US administration.
20 May 2009
Maritime Security: Indian and American Perspectives
Report of the IPCS Seminar held on 30 April 2009 
18 May 2009
Indo-US Relations in the Second Manmohan Singh Administration
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan sketches the possible course bilateral ties are likely to take
12 May 2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Not in Obama’s Lifetime?
Arundhati Ghose argues that the American President has outlined no real initiatives towards achieving disarmament
29 April 2009
Obama’s Prague Speech: A New Push for Nuclear Disarmament?
Rajesh Rajagopalan argues that the US President’s speech raises a few concerns for India
22 April 2009
A Prague Spring for Nuclear Disarmament?
Arundhati Ghose comments on Barack Obama’s speech in Prague in early April
6 April 2009
The ‘Context’ of Islamism
Ali Ahmed argues that the US Af-Pak strategy needs to take into account events and conditions in West Asia
6 April 2009
Obama’s Af-Pak Strategy: Why It Will Not Work
Sanjay Kumar criticizes the new strategy for its over-reliance on Pakistan
6 April 2009
Obama’s Af-Pak Strategy
Amit Kumar Gupta is critical of the new American strategy for not addressing the root causes of the problem in Afghanistan and Pakistan
30 March 2009
CTBT Redux
Arundhati Ghose analyzes Shyam Saran’s speech at the Brookings Institution on the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement
26 March 2009
Indian Missile Defense: Questions Unanswered
Mayank S Bubna raises a few doubts about the DRDO’s claims
2 March 2009
"We Will Rebuild, We Will Recover"
Sowmiya Narayanan analyzes Obama’s first address to the US Congress 
20 February 2009
Closure of the Manas Airbase
Angira Sen Sarma analyzes Kyrgyzstan’s decision to evict the US from its lone base in Central Asia
18 February 2009
A Plan of Action – Managing Global Insecurity
Report of the IPCS Seminar held at the IIC on 9 February 2009 
12 February 2009
Post-Mumbai: The Great Game Continues
Vinod Anand advises New Delhi not to have too much expectations of American policy in the region
11 February 2009
India and the US in the Greater Middle East
Report of the IPCS Seminar held on 2 February 2009
9 February 2009
China and Pakistan: Relationship in a Bottle
Siddharth Ramana sees Beijing’s influence on Islamabad increasing despite concerns over terrorism

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