The Killing of Gen Soleimani and the Islamic Republic’s Options
Majid Izadpanahi · 15 Jan, 2020 · #5643 · Commentary
After a rocket attack on a US
military base which led to the killing of an American contractor, the US blamed
the Kata'ib Hezbollah (an Iran-backed proxy militia) and later plotted the bombing
of a base belongs to that militia. Few days later, ...
The Assassination of Iran’s Soleimani: Victory for Trump, Failure for the US?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 06 Jan, 2020 · #5642 · Commentary
On 3 January, a
US drone strike near Baghdad airport killed Major General Qasem Soleimani of
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as well as his main Iraqi ally,
militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The assassinations are the late...
CAA and Citizenship Determination: An ‘Assamese’ Exception
Niharika Das · 27 Dec, 2019 · #5641 · Commentary
Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA), which came into force on 12 December 2019, amends
the Citizenship Act, 1955, to state that “any person belonging to Hindu, Sikh,
Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian community from Afghanistan, Bangla...
Decolonisation and its Discontents: Naga Claims-Making and Indian State-Making
Discussion Report · 24 Dec, 2019 · #5640 · Commentary
On 19 November, as
part of its Alumni Lecture Series, IPCS hosted Dr Lydia Walker, Fellow at the
Institute of Historical Research, of the University of London's School of
Advanced Studies, for a talk on Decolonisation and its Discontents: Naga ...
Women’s Rights and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019
Akanksha Khullar · 24 Dec, 2019 · #5639 · Commentary
Since August 2019, several explanations have been provided to justify
the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. Among these is a claim that this
decision facilitates equal rights for women domiciled in the now erstwhile
state of Jammu and...
East Asia Compass
Making Sense of China's Diplomatic Fig Leaf to South Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 23 Dec, 2019 · #5638 · Commentary · Column
China, after a period of bad blood with South
Korea, appears to be offering a fig leaf to its neighbour. What is the
background to this latest development, and what is in it for the China, as well
as South Korea and the US, who are all stakehol...
Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum
Discussion Report · 20 Dec, 2019 · #5637 · Commentary
On 29 November 2019, IPCS hosted Tilak Devasher, Member, National
Security Advisory Board, and Consultant, Vivekananda International Foundation,
for a discussion on his latest book, ‘Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum’. The
discussion was ...
Out of RCEP: Need for Synergising the Domestic and the International
Prerana Priyadarshi · 30 Nov, 2019 · #5636 · Commentary
Minister Narendra Modi's ‘bold decision’ to not join the Regional Comprehensive
Economic Partnership (RCEP) has been projected positively by the Indian government
and others, with India’s Home Minister, Amit Shah, terming the...
Left Wing Extremism
The CPI-Maoist Tech Onslaught: Early Warnings
Rajat Kumar Kujur · 27 Nov, 2019 · #5635 · Commentary
Given its expansion from guerilla warfare to ‘mobile warfare’ to ‘hi-tech warfare’, it is
pertinent to examine whether the Maoist conflict in India is headed towards a
more dangerous turn. Security personnel, policy makers and analysts a...
India and a Gendered Understanding of Climate Change
Discussion Report · 27 Nov, 2019 · #5634 · Commentary
On 9 October 2019, IPCS hosted Dr
Mini Govindan, Fellow, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), and Aditi Kapoor,
Director of Alternative Futures, for a discussion on India and a Gendered
Understanding of Climate Change. The discussion was mode...