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#3612
23 April 2012
Agni V: What is its Strategic Significance?
PR Chari examines the direction of India’s missile programme
#3610
23 April 2012
Silk Road Initiatives: An Alternative Future for Afghanistan
Sreemati Ganguli on the potential of these projects to transform Afghanistan into the centre of trans-regional cooperation
#3605
13 April 2012
Seoul Nuclear Security Summit 2012: An Analysis of Australia’s Position
Tanvi Kulkarni on the evolution of a concept of nuclear security distinct from a purely non-proliferation narrative
#3601
9 April 2012
‘Balochistan’ as a Strategic Issue vs the ‘Baloch’ as a Political Problem
D Suba Chandran investigates the motivations for the increasing global interest in Balochistan
#3591
22 March 2012
The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: Discovering an Agenda
PR Chari deliberates on the potential items for discussion at the Summit
#3587
19 March 2012
North Korea and Iran: A Study in Contrasts
PR Chari on the differences and similarities in the two’s pursuit of nuclear weapons
#3584
29 February 2012
Iranian Embargo: China’s Options
Teshu Singh on the tussle between China’s appetite for oil and gas imports and its obligations as a responsible international power
#3582
29 February 2012
APT versus EAS: Indonesia’s Perspective
Chongtham Gunnamani asks why Indonesia prefers the EAS framework over the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) 
#3579
27 February 2012
US, Iran and Israel: India in a Diplomatic Bind
Sitakanta Mishra recommends a pragmatic calibration of ties based on India’s national interests
#3573
14 February 2012
Iran’s American 'Problem' in Afghanistan
Aryaman Bhatnagar reflects on Iran's threat perceptions from the US in Afghanistan
#3559
18 January 2012
India’s Iran Dilemma: Nuclear Fuel or Crude Oil?
J Jeganaathan explores three policy options that India can exercise to secure its energy interests vis-a-vis Iran
#3554
15 January 2012
Af-Pak Diary: The Taliban Apologists, Opportunists and Opponents
D Suba Chandran identifies three significant stakeholders with varying objectives and endgames
#3552
10 January 2012
US and Pakistan: Likely American Strategy in 2012
Aryaman Bhatnagar forecasts the unlikelihood of the US reducing pressure on Pakistan despite moves towards reconciliation
#3550
5 January 2012
Reading Pakistan: A New Taliban Shura
D Suba Chandran comments on the likely motivations behind the formation of the shura
#3548
3 January 2012
Analyzing 2011: Prognosticating 2012
P R Chari reflects on the failures and achievements of year gone-by and what they indicate for the future 
#3528
22 December 2011
Bonn II: From Transition to Transformation in Afghanistan
Mariam Safi highlights the expectations from all stakeholders in the period 2014-2024
#3519
13 December 2011
The Afghan Debate: Is India the Solution?
J Jeganaathan argues in favour of India’s stabilizing role post the 2014 withdrawal
#3518
13 December 2011
The Afghan Debate: Is India the Problem?
Janosch Jerman argues that India’s involvement is counter-productive as long as it is viewed as a threat by Pakistan
#3517
13 December 2011
The Afghan Debate: Is India Both the Problem and the Solution?
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that India is the solution, just not the West’s definition of ‘solution’
#3516
12 December 2011
What can SAARC Offer to Afghanistan?
Nishchal N Pandey comments on the importance of trade, transit and connectivity for stability in Afghanistan
#3501
30 November 2011
Isolating Iran: Is it Counter-Productive?
Anureet Rai makes a case against US strategy towards Iran
#3499
30 November 2011
Reading Pakistan: What will follow the NATO Strikes?
D Suba Chandran looks at the airstrikes on military bases on the Af-Pak border
#3498
30 November 2011
The West and Myanmar: From Estrangement to Engagement
Medha Chaturvedi on the West’s changing perception of Myanmar ahead of Hillary Clinton’s visit to the country
#3497
30 November 2011
Af-Pak Diary: Civil War and Instability as an Option in Afghanistan
D Suba Chandran envisages scenarios for Afghanistan post the 2014 withdrawal
#3496
30 November 2011
NATO Strike in Pakistan: Need for a Joint Probe
Radha Vinod Raju argues for the need of a cause-effect analysis on the recent NATO attacks in order to establish transparency
#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
 
 

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