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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.
The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order
Monuments Over Mortality?
Sri Lanka: Leveraging the Politics of Geography
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
Testing the Trump-Modi Partnership
India-US: Convergences and Divergences
100 Days in Office: The Trump Administration
East Asia Compass
Dr Sandip Mishra
Trump's Visit to East Asia
Shinzo Abe’s North Korea Strategy
North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations
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: Operation 'All Out' and Prospects for Winter
Handling J&K: What is Right and What More Needs To Be Done?
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part I)
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
Short Sea Shipping in Bay of Bengal Takes Baby Steps
Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea
Marine Mammal Stranding: Myth, Mystery and Facts
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
19th Party Congress: Understanding the Economics in Xi’s Speech
India's Trade Options
Pakistan’s Economy: Significance of MSCI Elevation and FTSE Inclusion

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
Unpacking the Unprecedented Churning in Saudi Arabia
India-West Asia: With Relations Boosted, Consolidation Must Follow
India-UAE: An Emerging Special Relationship

Strategic Space
Manpreet Sethi
‘Gas Chamber’ Cities and Dangers Nuclear
Meaningful Disarmament, Not Unnecessary Distractions
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now
The Strategist
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar
The Curious Case of USS McCain
"The World is Not Peaceful"
A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand Off


OTHER REGULAR contributors
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Wasbir Hussain
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Teshu Singh
Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Roomana Hukil
Aparupa Bhattacherjee

IPCS Commentaries
In Memoriam
Ambassador Howard B Schaffer
Salman Haidar, November 2017

East Asia Compass
Trump's Visit to East Asia
Sandip Kumar Mishra, November 2017

China's Signaling Under President Xi Jinping
Prashant Dikshit, November 2017

J&K Focus
J&K: Operation 'All Out' and Prospects for Winter
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, October 2017

Dateline Colombo
Monuments Over Mortality?
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, October 2017

Nepal: Climate Change and Human Mobility
Avasna Pandey, October 2017


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