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15 June 2012
Shangri-La Dialogue: Reflections on Leon Panetta’s Address
Tanvi Kulkarni examines the rhetoric in the US Secretary of Defense’s speech
15 June 2012
Shangri La Dialogue: Indian Perspectives
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra draws from Defence Minster AK Antony’s speech at the Dialogue in Singapore
13 June 2012
Global Zero: The Road Ahead
Shubhra Chaturvedi considers the intractability of the process
12 June 2012
Antony and Panetta: A Shakespearean Drama?
PR Chari assesses India’s role in the American rebalance towards the Asia Pacific
30 May 2012
IPCS Review: Fixing Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance
Rana Banerji critiques Moeed Yusuf’s paper published on 3 May 2012 by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
28 May 2012
Reading Pakistan: Imprisonment for Helping Nab bin Laden
D Suba Chandran on the 33-year prison sentence handed to Shakil Afridi on charges of treason
21 May 2012
Reading Pakistan: Reopening the NATO Supply Line
D Suba Chandran on why Pakistan may have lost its only trump card
14 May 2012
Reading Pakistan: How does Pakistan see the War on Terrorism?
D Suba Chandran argues that violence and extremism in Pakistan is not a post-9/11 phenomenon alone
14 May 2012
Reading Pakistan: Stand-Off on NATO Supply Line
D Suba Chandran illustrates how demands for an apology and stopping drone attacks in return for the reopening of the supply line have led to a self-dug trap
8 May 2012
The US-Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement: Nothing More Than Symbolic
Aryaman Bhatnagar comments on the lack of specific detailing in the SPA
23 April 2012
Agni V: What is its Strategic Significance?
PR Chari examines the direction of India’s missile programme
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
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
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
22 March 2012
The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: Discovering an Agenda
PR Chari deliberates on the potential items for discussion at the Summit
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
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
29 February 2012
APT versus EAS: Indonesia’s Perspective
Chongtham Gunnamani asks why Indonesia prefers the EAS framework over the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) 
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
14 February 2012
Iran’s American 'Problem' in Afghanistan
Aryaman Bhatnagar reflects on Iran's threat perceptions from the US in Afghanistan
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
15 January 2012
Af-Pak Diary: The Taliban Apologists, Opportunists and Opponents
D Suba Chandran identifies three significant stakeholders with varying objectives and endgames
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
5 January 2012
Reading Pakistan: A New Taliban Shura
D Suba Chandran comments on the likely motivations behind the formation of the shura
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 
22 December 2011
Bonn II: From Transition to Transformation in Afghanistan
Mariam Safi highlights the expectations from all stakeholders in the period 2014-2024
13 December 2011
The Afghan Debate: Is India the Solution?
J Jeganaathan argues in favour of India’s stabilizing role post the 2014 withdrawal
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
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’
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
30 November 2011
Isolating Iran: Is it Counter-Productive?
Anureet Rai makes a case against US strategy towards Iran
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
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
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
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
15 November 2011
Istanbul 2011: On Afghanistan
Farhod Mirzabaev comments on the outcome of the meeting in Istanbul earlier this month
2 November 2011
Pakistan and the Haqqani Network
Anindya Batabyal comments on Pakistan’s India-centric Afghan policy
16 October 2011
Nuristan: The Second Front in the Afghan Insurgency
Raghav Sharma draws attention to the growing insurgency in Afghanistan's eastern province
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
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

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