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#3401
13 June 2011
Tahawwur Rana Verdict: Implications for India
Radha Vinod Raju appraises the facts of the case
#3397
8 June 2011
US-Pakistan-India Equations Post-Obama
PR Chari discusses the anticipated change in dynamics
#3396
5 June 2011
The Killing of Ilyas Kashmir: Implications for al Qaeda and India
Radha Vinod Raju examines the significance of Kashmiri’s death for India, Pakistan, the US and the al Qaeda network
#3394
1 June 2011
Reading Pakistan-IV: A War within Pakistan’s Security Establishment?
D Suba Chandran asks whether the link between radicals and security forces is becoming more pronounced 
#3392
31 May 2011
Crying Wolf: Al Qaeda and the Nuclear Threat
Alankrita Sinha on the appropriation of nuclear terrorism as a tool for fear-mongering
#3391
30 May 2011
PNS Mehran and the Military Consequences for India
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the incident’s long-term strategic fallout
#3390
30 May 2011
David Headley’s Disclosures-II: Pakistan’s Complicity
TCA Rangachari discusses India’s options in dealing with the consequences of Headley’s revelations
#3385
26 May 2011
David Headley’s Disclosures-I: How Do they Help India’s Case?
Radha Vinod Raju on the credibility of Headley’s disclosures in pinning down the ISI
#3377
10 May 2011
Operation Geronimo: A Game Changer for Pakistan's Military?
Arun Sahgal examines the motivations that prompt Pakistan’s duplicitous balancing act between the US and extremist religious forces
#3374
6 May 2011
Emulate Operation Abbottabad?: No India Can’t
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that India is not suitably equipped to take on covert anti-terrorist operations
#3373
6 May 2011
Emulate Operation Abbottabad?: Yes India Can
Gurmeet Kanwal argues for pro-active covert operations against terrorism
#3372
5 May 2011
After Osama - VII: Should New Delhi Engage Pakistan or ‘Wait and Watch’?
Firdaus Ahmed recommends a policy of active dialogue with Pakistan
#3371
5 May 2011
After Osama - VI: What will be the al Qaeda’s Game Plan?
D Suba Chandran foresees the al Qaeda dividing into multiple cells post Osama’s death
#3370
5 May 2011
After Osama - V: End the War on Terror?
D Suba Chandran argues against the motion
#3368
3 May 2011
After Osama - IV: What are the Global Implications?
Siddharth Ramana examines the global impact of the operation
#3367
3 May 2011
After Osama - III: Is Pakistan’s Army on a Tighter Rope?
Ali Ahmed forecasts plausible reactions of the Army to the operation
#3366
3 May 2011
After Osama - II: Full Marks to President Obama?
Ashok Bhan records the risk associated with an operation such as this and commends the expertise involved 
#3365
3 May 2011
After Osama - I: How will this Affect India?
Radha Vinod Raju comments on the disposition of the al Qaeda towards India
#3360
22 April 2011
Iran and Libya: Chasing the Bomb
Ruhee Neog speculates on the significance of the Libyan intervention and Istanbul nuclear talks for Iranian denuclearization  
#3357
16 April 2011
Revisiting the CTBT: the US' Conundrum
Siddharth Ramana argues for a speedy ratification of the CTBT by the US Senate
#3351
30 March 2011
Sino-Pak Nuclear Deal: American Perfidy?
Jabin T Jacob argues that US acceptance of the latest nuclear agreement bodes ill for its global leadership and for nonproliferation
#3348
25 March 2011
Humanitarian Intervention in Libya
Gurmeet Kanwal comments on the ethics of the international community’s forays into the region
#3344
18 March 2011
Disarming Libya: Passive Nuclear Blackmail
Lydia Walker explores the drama of the 2009 nuclear disarmament negotiations with Libya in light of current political unrest
#3335
23 February 2011
Can the Taliban be convinced to renounce al Qaeda?
Radha Vinod Raju explores the prospects of Taliban’s renunciation of al Qaeda
#3323
31 January 2011
FMCT Negotiations: Games Pakistan Plays
PR Chari discusses Pakistan’s strategic maneuvering and its implications for the global disarmament agenda
#3309
3 January 2011
Obama’s Annual Af-Pak Review: Need for a Reappraisal
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee examines the shortcomings of Obama’s Af-Pak evaluation
#3304
29 December 2010
Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement-II: Where Does the US Stand?
Lydia Walker considers the US stance on nuclear developments as revealed in disclosures by WikiLeaks
#3302
23 December 2010
Obama’s Afghanistan Review: A Perspective from Pakistan
Shabana Fayyaz analyzes the Pakistani understanding of Obama’s Af-Pak appraisal
#3301
23 December 2010
Af-Pak Diary: A Critique of the Blackwill Plan to Partition Afghanistan
D Suba Chandran discusses the loopholes in Ambassador Blackwill’s prescriptions
#3299
21 December 2010
Af-Pak Diary: Obama’s Afghanistan Review
D Suba Chandran argues against the slated withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
#3298
15 December 2010
Obama’s Vision of a Global Nonproliferation Regime: Two Scenarios
Lydia Walker speculates on what might be the shape of Obama's future nuclear nonproliferation policy
#3294
13 December 2010
WikiWrecks: Did the US Double-Cross India?
Radhavinod Raju discusses the implications of US cables about 26/11
#3291
8 December 2010
WikiWrecks: 26/11 and US Intent
M Shamsur Rabb Khan discusses Indo-US ties in light of significant cables released by WikiLeaks
#3288
1 December 2010
WikiWrecks: The US Perspective on Cold Start
Ali Ahmed discusses the US Ambassador’s take on an ambiguous Indian doctrine
#3284
18 November 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Evolution and the Indo-US Nuclear Partnership
Lydia Walker considers the development in US President Obama's personal and political thought about India's place in the nuclear nonproliferation regime
#3283
18 November 2010
“Grading” Counterinsurgency and the Afghanistan Exit Strategy
Lydia Walker analyzes the US debate on a viable plan for the withdrawal of troops
#3281
16 November 2010
Japan’s Civil Nuclear Deal with India
Miyuki Fujii looks at the Japanese dilemma over entering into an agreement with a non-NPT signatory
#3277
9 November 2010
Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue
Sripathi Narayanan considers the various motivations driving the recently concluded US-Pak talks
#3270
1 November 2010
Civil Nuclear Liability: Fact and Fiction
PR Chari examines the implications of India's entry into the CSC in light of the impending US Presidential visit
#3261
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
 
 

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