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  • Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA
    Manuel Herrera    ·   25 Dec, 2018    ·    #5536    ·    Commentary    
    President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and resume US primary and secondary sanctions on Iran has positioned the EU and the US on a collision course. There are signs of the EU possi...
  • China: Mass Surveillance and Minority Regions
    Discussion Report    ·   24 Dec, 2018    ·    #5535    ·    Commentary    
    On 29 November 2018, IPCS hosted a discussion on China: Mass Surveillance and Minority Regions, with Dr Tenzin Tsultrim (Research Fellow, Tibet Policy Institute), Dr Mahesh Ranjan Debata (Director, UGC Area Studies, Centre for Inner Asian Stud...
  • J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty
    Sarral Sharma    ·   17 Dec, 2018    ·    #5534    ·    Commentary    
    This commentary is second in a three-part series on the evolving security dynamics in Jammu & Kashmir post-July 2016, and is based on the findings of the author's field visit to Kashmir. For the first commentary, please see here. The 'n...
  • The Kartarpur Corridor
    India-Pakistan: The Berlin Wall Moment is Still Far Away

    C Uday Bhaskar    ·   14 Dec, 2018    ·    #5533    ·    Commentary    
    The six kilometre Kartarpur corridor that will connect the Indian state of Punjab with the holy Sikh shrine in Pakistan—the much revered Kartarpur Sahib—the final resting place of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, was inaugurated f...
  • East Asia Compass
    On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way

    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra    ·   10 Dec, 2018    ·    #5532    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in several bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina. Such meetings are not unusual. However, this year, two trilateral meetings that PM Modi was a par...
  • The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism
    Palden Sonam    ·   07 Dec, 2018    ·    #5531    ·    Commentary    
    After China’s President Xi Jinping announced the ‘China Dream of Great National Rejuvenation’, the Communist Party of China (CPC) identified three important stages of development under three different leaderships: the Chinese people “s...
  • US Sanctions on Iran: An Examination of the EU's Role
    Manuel Herrera    ·   05 Dec, 2018    ·    #5530    ·    Commentary    
    The US has implemented an expansive set of sanctions against Iran that jeopardise the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). US concerns regarding the agreement are three-fold. According to President Donald Trump's administration, the agre...
  • Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?
    Pieter-jan Dockx    ·   03 Dec, 2018    ·    #5529    ·    Commentary    
    Since its resurgence in West Asia through its intervention in the Syrian civil war, Russia has attempted to position itself as a conflict mediator for the region. Having established cordial ties with most of the region’s actors, Russia is per...
  • A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management
    Siwei Liu    ·   22 Nov, 2018    ·    #5528    ·    Commentary    
    The unresolved ‘border dispute’ is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also concern many non-traditional security issues, such ...
  • Strategic Space
    Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger

    Manpreet Sethi    ·   22 Nov, 2018    ·    #5527    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    The announcement on 5 November regarding the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of reactions: a euphoric one from strategic analysts w...
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