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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.
Re-building Sri Lanka: An Island at a Crossroads
Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Foreign Policy: Diaspora and Lobbying
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
Forecast 2017: India-US Strategic Partnership
Paradigm Shift or Business As Usual: Trump’s China Policy
American Turbulence: Global Ramifications
East Asia Compass
Dr Sandip Mishra
US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?
Forecast 2017: East Asia
Japan-China Contestation in 2017
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
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K
An Opportunity to Bring Heart Back to Kashmir
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
Forecast 2017: LWE Still Holding On
A Bridge Over River Gurupriya
Rise of the Vainglorious Policeman
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-UAE: An Emerging Special Relationship
West Asia Six Years After the ‘Arab Spring’: Prognosis for 2017
Trump and West Asia: Reading the Tea Leaves

Strategic Space
Manpreet Sethi
Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference and Universal Nuclear Disarmament
Forecast 2017: Unclear Nuclear Pathways
Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship
The Strategist
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar
Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?
Perils of Nuclear Paranoia
The Catechism of a Minister


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
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: A Clear Mandate
Prerana Priyadarshi and Sarral Sharma, March 2017

Afghanistan and the Attempted Exhumation of the QCG
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, March 2017

J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, March 2017

J&K: Need for an Urgent Review
Ashok Bhan, February 2017

Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, February 2017

The Strategist
Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?
Vijay Shankar, February 2017


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