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Af-Pak Diary
D Suba Chandran
Resetting Kabul-Islamabad Relations: Three Key Issues
Can Pakistan Reset its Relations with Afghanistan?
The New Afghanistan: Four Major Challenges for President Ghani
Big Picture
Prof Varun Sahni
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions
Understanding Democracy and Diversity in J&K
When Xi Met Modi: Juxtaposing China and India

Dateline Colombo
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera.
Crisis and Foresight Analysis
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans
Sri Lanka: National Interests in a Globalised World
Dateline Islamabad
Salma Malik
Gendering Strategic Discourses: Women as Opinion-Makers
Forecast 2016: Pakistan
Pakistan's Hurt Locker: What Next?
Dhaka Discourse
Prof Delwar Hossain
India-Bangladesh Post Assembly Elections in West Bengal and Assam
IPCS Forecast: Bangladesh in 2015
18th SAARC Summit: A Perspective from Bangladesh
Eagle Eye
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra
India-US: Convergences and Divergences
100 Days in Office: The Trump Administration
Forecast 2017: India-US Strategic Partnership
East Asia Compass
Dr Sandip Mishra
India and the Koreas: Promises and Follow-ups
South Korea-North Korea: A New Version of Engagement
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications
Himalayan Frontier
Pramod Jaiswal
Significance of Prime Minister KP Oli's New Delhi Visit
Forecast 2016: Nepal
Nepal’s New Constitution: Instrument towards Peace or Catalyst to Conflict?

Prof Shankari Sundararaman
IPCS Forecast: Southeast Asia in 2015
Indonesia's Pacific Identity: What Jakarta Must Do in West Papua
Modi in Myanmar: From ‘Look East’ to ‘Act East’
Sushant Sareen
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan
IPCS Forecast: Pakistan in 2015
Islamic State: Prospects in Pakistan

J&K Focus
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part I)
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive
Looking East
Wasbir Hussain
Rogue NDFB Pushed to the Wall?
Jihadis from Bangladesh: Eyeing Trans-Border Playing Fields?
Migration Issue in Assam: Going Beyond The Rhetoric

Maritime Matters
Vijay Sakhuja
Towards a North Arabian Maritime Partnership
Forecast 2016: Indian Ocean Politics and Security
Indian Ocean: Modi on a Maritime Pilgrimage
Nuke Street
Amb Sheelkant Sharma
Why China is Using NPT to Block India's Entry into the NSG
Forecast 2016: Fruits of Diplomacy
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?

Red Affairs
Bibhu Prasad
Dealing with Left Wing Extremism: No Permanent Solution?
Rumour of Triumph
Forecast 2017: LWE Still Holding On
Regional Economy
Amita Batra
Pakistan’s Economy: Significance of MSCI Elevation and FTSE Inclusion
Trump's Trade Scenarios: Implications for India
G20 Summit 2016: A Lost Opportunity?

South Asian Dialectic
PR Chari
Resuming the Indo-Pak Dialogue: Evolving a New Focus
Defence Management in India: An Agenda for Parrikar
Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Implications for Asian Security
Spotlight West Asia
Amb Ranjit Gupta
India-West Asia: With Relations Boosted, Consolidation Must Follow
India-UAE: An Emerging Special Relationship
West Asia Six Years After the ‘Arab Spring’: Prognosis for 2017

Strategic Space
Manpreet Sethi
Indian Nuclear Policy and Diplomacy
New NPR: Can It Break New Ground?
US-North Korea Military Swashbuckling and China's Role
The Strategist
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar
The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear Policy
The CPEC: Corridor to Chinese Coffers
Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?


OTHER REGULAR contributors
Gurmeet Kanwal
Harun ur Rashid
N Manoharan
Wasbir Hussain
Rana Banerji
N Manoharan

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Teshu Singh
Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Roomana Hukil
Aparupa Bhattacherjee

IPCS Commentaries
Dateline Colombo
Crisis and Foresight Analysis
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, June 2017

Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, June 2017

Responsibility to Protect: Quo Vadis?
John Schabedoth, June 2017

J&K Focus
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part I)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, June 2017


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