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10 July 2013
Myanmar: FDI, Local Economy and the Rohingya Conflict
Asma Masood analyses the linkages between the Rohingya conflict and its possible impact on the local economy
2 July 2013
How Peaceful is South Asia: A Review of the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2013
Barana Waidyatilake critically assesses the findings of the GPI
24 June 2013
China & the Shangri La:
Dialogue as Foreign Policy

Rana Divyank Chaudhary analyses the impact of the Dialogue on perceptions of power politics in the Asia-Pacific
24 June 2013
Obama and Nuclear Disarmament:
Why Berlin is not Prague-II

PR Chari discusses the agenda for nuclear disarmament
20 June 2013
Social Media and Our Responsibility:
Individual and Collective

D. Suba Chandran assesses the socio-political impact of this revolutionary phenomenon
11 June 2013
Special Commentary:
The Xi Jinping-Obama Summit

Jayadeva Ranade discusses the strategic significance of the Summit vis-a-vis US-China relations
29 May 2013
North Korea and Japan: Travails of a Regional Nuclear Diplomacy
Rajaram Panda deconstructs the latest developments in regional diplomacy in Northeast Asia vis-a-vis the major players
13 May 2013
Obama-Park Summit : North Korea Deciphered?
Rajaram Panda on whether Washington and Seoul can craft a strategy for dealing with Pyongyang vis-a-vis the recent tensions
6 May 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: Strengthening the Risk Reduction Measures
Salma Malik on Pakistan's perspective in the IPCS debate with Vijay Shankar, PR Chari, D Suba Chandran, and Rabia Akhtar on Michael Krepon's commentary
30 April 2013
North Korea and East Asia: An Evolving Art of War
Rana Divyank Chaudhary discusses the change in the strategies adopted by actors in the recent North Korean crisis
30 April 2013
India and the US ‘Pivot’: Brothers in Arms?
Nayantara Shaunik assesses changing geopolitical dynamics in the region vis-a-vis the key players
30 April 2013
Iran, Islam and Nuclear Weapons: Engage Teheran instead of Isolating
D. Suba Chandran reflects on "Troubling Tehran: Reflections on Geopolitics" edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
30 April 2013
Book Review: Contextualising Iran
Manpreet Sethi reviews “Troubling Tehran - Reflections on Geopolitics” edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
28 April 2013
Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2013: Deterrence and Disarmament
PR Chari analyses the session on "Deterrence, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation in Obama's Second Term"
23 April 2013
Special Commentary: Carnegie 2013 Nuclear Policy Conference
Arun Vishwanathan takes note of the important issues emerging from the discussions at the Conference
21 April 2013
P-3C vs. P-8I: India, Pakistan and the Naval Balance
Vijay Sakhuja compares the relative strategic value of the recent acquisitions for the countries’ navies
18 April 2013
The North Korean Crisis: Musudan Missile Test a Potential Face-Saver for Kim Jong-un?
Aakriti Bhutoria on the significance of the nuclear missile test on the dictatorial tactics of Kim Jong-un
17 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: No Clear Winners
D. Suba Chandran joins the IPCS debate with Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar and PR Chari on Michael Krepon's commentary
12 April 2013
Special Commentary: India’s Missile Defence
Amit Gupta analyses whether the country is securing the homeland or complicating deterrence
25 March 2013
Book Review: Assessing Asian Military Strategies
Rishika Chauhan reviews “Clashing Titans: Military Strategy and Insecurity Among Asian Great Powers” authored by Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
20 March 2013
China: How bad does the Japan-US alliance look?
Rana Divyank Chaudhary examines the fragility of balance of power politics in the Asia-Pacific
8 March 2013
Review: Possibility of Replication of Arms Reduction
Shubhra Chaturvedi reviews the RUSI's Whitehall Report on, "Small Nuclear Forces, Five Perspectives"
8 March 2013
Japan: Is Political Manoeuvring Behind the Recent Anti-China Stance?
Aakriti Bhutoria discusses the possible reasons behind Japan's recent hardline nationalist stance vis-à-vis China
6 March 2013
Sri Lanka: Third UNHRC Resolution and India’s Dilemma
N Manoharan evaluates the progress made on previous resolutions and India’s stance through the successive process
25 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Obsolete?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the criticality of adopting a rational paradigm to nuclear disarmament
14 February 2013
Book Review: Addressing the Psychosocial Paradigms of Terrorism
Dr. Ashok Bhan reviews Countering Terrorism - Psychosocial Strategies edited by Updesh Kumar and Manas K. Mandal
13 February 2013
North Korea: Third Nuclear Test
Rajaram Panda discusses international responses to, and strategic implications of, the recent test
12 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Strategically Obsolete?
Debak Das reflects on whether nuclear disarmament can be pursued given the large asymmetries in conventional arms
31 December 2012
The Trident Debate: UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent
Debak Das highlights the implications of UK's nuclear reconciliations
31 December 2012
Obama II and Iran: Diplomacy on the Cards?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the futility of nuclear sanctions against Iran
29 November 2012
Obama – II and the Global Nuclear Disarmament: Will There Be a Revival?
Shubhra Chaturvedi probes the strategy behind the silence on the nuclear disarmament agenda during the third Presidential debate
12 November 2012
Fragile Cities: Karachi and Detroit
Lidia Leoni analyses the cases of Karachi and Detroit to build upon a general conception of the idea of "Fragile Cities" and its significance
9 November 2012
Obama-II and the Indo-US Relationship: Old Issues, New Opportunities
PR Chari looks into the implications of Obama's re-election for Indo-US relations
9 November 2012
Obama-II and the Korean Peninsula: The Road Ahead
Rajaram Panda looks into the implications of Obama's re-election for US foreign policy in the Korean peninsula
8 November 2012
Obama-II and the Asia Pacific: Macro Strategic Trends in Rebalancing
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra looks into the implications of Obama's re-election on the rebalancing process in the Asia-Pacific
8 November 2012
Obama-II and the Af-Pak: Worst is Yet to Come?
D Suba Chandran looks into the implications of Obama's re-election for the Af-Pak region
2 November 2012
Iran and the US Presidential Debate
Shubhra Chaturvedi analyses the stand taken on Iran during the final US presidential debate
31 October 2012
China in the US Presidential Debate: The Return of Protectionism?
Bhavna Singh discusses the variant trends in the US Presidential debate on China
31 October 2012
Australia in the Asian Century: Canberra's Road Map
Rajaram Panda reviews Australia's major economic and political goals in light of the recently released White Paper
2 October 2012
Fate of the Arms Trade Treaty
Prashant Dikshit makes a case for India's proactive engagement in this unique inititative

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