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Regional Power Play & the Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan
(20 August 2016)
Speaker:  H.E. Hamid Karzai, Former President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift
11 August 2016 , 1500-1630 Hrs
Speaker:  H.E. Dr Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India
Speaker: Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar
Chair: Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari
Speaker: Lydia Walker, PhD candidate, History Department, Harvard University, and affiliated scholar, IPCS
Chair: Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council, IPCS, and former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
Chair: Dr Srinath Raghavan
Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), & Senior Research Fellow, India Institute, King’s College London
IPCS Experts in Media
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Senior Fellow, "View: The Plane Truth About Rafale Deal is So Hard To See?", The Economic Times, 15 February 2018
Salman Haidar, Patron, "Eastward Ho!", The Statesman, 12 February 2018
Dr Tara Kartha, Distinguished Fellow, "Maldives Crisis: With Military Intervention Out, Diplomatic Heavy Lifting Only Choice for India To Secure its Interests in Male", Firstpost, 07 February 2018
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Senior Fellow, "Congress and BJP Spar Over the Rafale Deal. What's the Fuss All About?", Bloomberg Quint, 7 February 2018
Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Distinguished Fellow, "How will India Contend With China’s Growing Power?", East Asia Forum, 6 February 2018
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Governing Council, "Pakistan has Killed the LoC Ceasefire, India’s Response shouldn’t be Half-baked", The Print, 6 February 2018
Salman Haidar, Patron, "Gearing it to Faster Progress", Power Politics, 6 February 2018
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Governing Council, "In 2018, Stabilising of J&K is a Key Challenge", The Asian Age, 5 February 2017
Angshuman Choudhury, Researcher, "Mad Rush To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees", Asia Times, 2 February 2018

Amb. Lalit Mansingh

Global Nuclear Materials Security

Amb. Rajiv Bhatia

Significance of Asian Relation Conference V

Wasbir Hussain

  • Naxal Spread in Northeast

Prof. R Rajaraman

  • Analysis of Nuclear materials Security Index

IPCS Debate and Special Focus

IPCS Radicalism Project
Leaders, Groups and Ideologies  

And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children
D Suba Chandran,
 December 2014
Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi Movements
Saneya Arif, November 2014
Foreign Fighters of Pakistan: Why Pashtuns and Punjabis?
D Suba Chandran, November 2014
Naxal Violence: Challenges to Jharkhand Polls
Bibhu Prasad Routray, November 2014
Fighting Foreign Fighters: New Legislations
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith, November 2014
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: Designs and Network in India
N Manoharan, November 2014

Pivot & Rebalance in the Asia-Pacific
American Strategies from West to East Asia  

India-US: Significance of the Second Modi-Obama Meet
Chintamani Mahapatra, December 2014
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?
Sheel Kant Sharma, November 2014
Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route
Manpreet Sethi, November 2014
Has President Obama Turned Lame Duck?
Chintamani Mahapatra, November 2014
Mid-Term Elections: So What If the US Swings Hard Right?
Amit Gupta, November 2014
In Focus
China and its Neighbourhood
China’s Endgame in Afghanistan, Teshu Singh
China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A New Regional Order?, Teshu Singh
China's End Game in Hong Kong, Teshu Singh
When Xi Met Modi: Juxtaposing China and India, Varun Sahni
The ASEAN's Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Region, Shankari Sundararaman
India-China Bilateral Under Narendra Modi, Srikanth Kondapalli
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Track-II Dialogues

Since 2006, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in conjunction with Ploughshares organises Indus Water Dialogues. The aim of the dialogues are to cite the existing nature and dynamics with respect to the Indus River Basin and foster extensive dialogue building between the disputed neighbouring states i.e. India and Pakistan. For more, Click Here

COSATT Regional Dialogue

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) set up the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in January 2008. The objective was to bring together some of the leading think tanks in South Asia with an aim of developing peace and cooperation in the region. For more, Click Here

India-Pakistan-China Nuclear Trilateral

Over the last two years, the Institute is engaged in several bilateral dialogues with Pakistan. Each of these dialogues have been on a particular set of issues, hence remain extremely focused. These include Terrorism, J&K, Afghanistan, Sharing the Indus Waters, Trade, Nuclear Stability etc. For more, Click Here

India-NATO Dialogue

The India-NATO Dialogue is a collaborative effort of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), United Service Institution of India (USI) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). This informal Track 2 dialogue, held in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, has functioned as a communication bridge between India and NATO. For more, Click Here

Write For IPCS
Three Years of the Modi Government

August 2017
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A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar

February 2017
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Articles on India Pakistan issues,World issues
Belt and Road and US-China Relations in 2018
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, February 2018

Goldfein's Visit and IAF-USAF Affiliation
Murli Menon, February 2018

Budget 2018-19: Beginning the 2019 Election Campaign
Prerana Priyadarshi, February 2018

Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: The New Regime and the Revolution
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, February 2018

Whither Tunisia?
KP Fabian, January 2018

IPCS Columnists
Af-Pak Diary By D Suba Chandran
Big Picture By Prof Varun Sahni
Dateline Colombo By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
Dateline Islamabad By Salma Malik
Dhaka Discourse By Prof Delwar Hossain
Eagle Eye By Prof Chintamani Mahapatra
East Asia Compass By Dr Sandip Mishra
Himalayan Frontier By Pramod Jaiswal
Indo-Pacific By Prof Shankari Sundararaman
Indus-tan By Sushant Sareen
Looking East By Wasbir Hussain
Maritime Matters By Vijay Sakhuja
Nuke Street By Amb Sheelkant Sharma
Red Affairs By Bibhu Prasad Routray
Regional Economy By Amita Batra
South Asian Dialectic By Prof. PR Chari
Spotlight West Asia By Amb Ranjit Gupta
Strategic Space By Manpreet Sethi
The Strategist By Vice Adm Vijay Shankar
J&K Focus By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain
Issue/Policy Briefs & Reports
IPCS Annual Report 2017
Special Report 192, February 2018
Imagined Wounds: The False Grievance behind India’s Maoist Movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 30, January 2018
Three Years of the Modi Government
Special Report 191, August 2017
Policy Brief | Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Sustainable Futures
Special Report 190, August 2017
Policy Brief | Revamping India’s Renewable Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
Special Report 189, June 2017
Indian and Chinese Energy Policies: Addressing Energy Needs and Climate Change
Special Report 188, June 2017
BCIM Economic Corridor: Facilitating Sub-Regional Development
Roshan Iyer
Special Report 187, June 2017
A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar
Special Report 186, March 2017
IPCS US Election Special
Special Report 185, November 2016
Fragile States Index 2016: A Review
Special Report 184, November 2016
Latest book from IPCS
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
D Suba Chandran & P R Chari (eds.)
SAGE, New Delhi
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Latest book review from IPCS
Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban
Mona Kanwal Sheikh
Reviewer : Cmde (Retd) C Uday Bhaskar
Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy For India
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal (ed)
Reviewer : Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba
President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff
Trans Himalayan Trade & Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La
India's Nuclear Doctrine


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