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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, Kings College London
IPCS Experts in Media
Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj, "If MPs could spare a thought for farmers in GST", The Economic Times, 19 August 2016
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "By Talking About Balochistan, Modi has Put Both Pakistan and China on Notice", DailyO, 19 August 2016
Salman Haidar, Patron, "Wang Comes Calling", The Statesman, 18 August 2016
Ved Marwah, Distinguished Fellow, "The Big Picture - Amnesty and Sedition Charges: Is it Valid?", Rajya Sabha TV, 17 August 2016
Prakash Nanda, Distinguished Fellow, "Kashmir Quagmire: India Should Accept Pakistan's Challenge of Ending 'Unfinished Agenda'", Firstpost, 16 August 2016
Prakash Nanda, Distinguished Fellow, "Kashmir Unrest: Sympathisers of Radicals in Delhi are a Bigger Threat Than Pakistan, Islamic State", Firstpost, 14 August 2016
Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow, "‘China’s Stance Makes Cooperation on Counter Terrorism Difficult’", Sunday Guardian, 13 August 2016
Srikanth Kondapalli, Distinguished Fellow, "India Must Tell China it is Playing With Fire", Rediff News, 12 August 2016
AS Dulat, Governing Council, "The Big Picture - Vajpayee's Path on Kashmir: What Does It Mean?", Rajya Sabha TV, 10 August 2016

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
Chinas 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

April 2016
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India's Panda: The rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement

August 2016
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Articles on India Pakistan issues,World issues
Red Affairs
Development and Maoists
Bibhu Prasad Routray, August 2016

Looking East
Rogue NDFB Pushed to the Wall?
Wasbir Hussain, August 2016

The Strategist
Rewarding Thugs
Vijay Shankar, August 2016

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
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Issue Brief 262, August 2016
India's Panda: The rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 29, August 2016
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
Special Report 183, May 2016
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182, April 2016
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261, April 2016
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181, March 2016
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180, December 2015
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chn
Special Report 179, October 2015
Contemporary Taiwan: Domestic Politics, External Relations and India’s Interests
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 260, April 2015
China’s Dams & Regional Security Implications
Dhanasree Jayaram
Issue Brief 259, April 2015
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
India vs Pakistan: Why cant we just be friends?
Husain Haqqani
Reviewer : Rana Banerji
Member, Governing Council, IPCS, & former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
Andrew Duff
Reviewer : Ranjit Gupta
Former member, Indian Foreign Service, and Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
Trans Himalayan Trade & Development 2020: Looking Beyond Nathu La
India's Nuclear Doctrine


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For those in South Asia and elsewhere, the IPCS website provides a comprehensive analysis of the happenings within India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite Violence. Our research promotes greater understanding of India's foreign policy especially India-China relations, India's relations with SAARC countries and South East Asia.

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