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#3909
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
#3908
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
#3906
30 April 2013
Book Review: Contextualising Iran
Manpreet Sethi reviews “Troubling Tehran - Reflections on Geopolitics” edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
#3897
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"
#3891
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
#3889
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
#3885
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
#3882
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
#3880
12 April 2013
Special Commentary: India’s Missile Defence
Amit Gupta analyses whether the country is securing the homeland or complicating deterrence
#3853
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
#3849
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
#3839
8 March 2013
Review: Possibility of Replication of Arms Reduction
Shubhra Chaturvedi reviews the RUSI's Whitehall Report on, "Small Nuclear Forces, Five Perspectives"
#3837
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
#3834
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
#3824
25 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Obsolete?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the criticality of adopting a rational paradigm to nuclear disarmament
#3815
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
#3812
13 February 2013
North Korea: Third Nuclear Test
Rajaram Panda discusses international responses to, and strategic implications of, the recent test
#3810
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
#3784
31 December 2012
The Trident Debate: UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent
Debak Das highlights the implications of UK's nuclear reconciliations
#3783
31 December 2012
Obama II and Iran: Diplomacy on the Cards?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the futility of nuclear sanctions against Iran
#3769
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
#3755
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
#3754
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
#3753
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
#3752
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
#3751
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
#3750
2 November 2012
Iran and the US Presidential Debate
Shubhra Chaturvedi analyses the stand taken on Iran during the final US presidential debate
#3744
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
#3742
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
#3725
2 October 2012
Fate of the Arms Trade Treaty
Prashant Dikshit makes a case for India's proactive engagement in this unique inititative
#3724
28 September 2012
Indo-US Relations: Economic Respite?
Sudesh Rani studies the impact of recent economic reforms by India on its bilateral relationship with the US
#3708
23 August 2012
The g7+’s ‘New Deal’: A New Approach to State Fragility?
Lidia Leoni distinguishes this approach from mainstream ones based on the central role it allocates to fragile states in the assessment of their own weaknesses
#3706
22 August 2012
Afghanistan: Operation Enduring ‘Fiefdom’
J Jeganaathan highlights the obstacles that lie ahead for the US in the Af-Pak region
#3703
22 August 2012
Sansha: Understanding China’s Increasing Foothold
Teshu Singh argues that the establishment of Sansha signals rising tensions in the South China Sea region
#3700
17 August 2012
Can the Empire Strike Back?: US, China and U-Tapao
Narayani Basu speculates on the implications of America’s move on Thailand’s bilateral relations
#3698
9 August 2012
Indian Membership to the NSG: American Interests and Chinese Opposition
Debak Das suggests that although the process is bound to be long-drawn given Chinese stakes, US’ support inspires India’s confidence 
#3691
31 July 2012
Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty: What is Holding it Up?
Shubhra Chaturvedi writes about the P5’s objections to the Treaty
#3686
31 July 2012
Polarised ASEAN: Highlighting the Factions
Panchali Saikia asks whether the expansion of ASEAN has tainted the cohesive image of the regional organisation
#3667
5 July 2012
Iran: Escalation Guaranteed
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra suggests that both the US and Iran are trapped in a classic escalation scenario where neither can give, and the only room for movement is up
#3656
26 June 2012
An Eye on China: President Aquino Meets Obama
Anil Kumar demonstrates how the meeting may signal a geopolitical loss for China given the zero-sum character of Sino-US relations in the Western Pacific
 
 

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