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# 162, February 2011
Alternative Strategies towards China: Charting India’s Course for the Next Decade
Jabin T Jacob
# 161, January 2011
Alternative Regional Strategy for India: A Charm Offensive to Win the Hearts and Minds
D Suba Chandran
# 160, December 2010
India-China Relations: Negotiating a Balance
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee
Director, IPCS
# 159, December 2010
Pakistan’s Stability: The Global Stakes
PR Chari
# 158, December 2010
Fighting Corruption: How Serious is India?
Radha Vinod Raju
Former Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA), India
# 157, November 2010
Countering Terrorism: Role of Intelligence and Investigative Agencies
Radha Vinod Raju
Former Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA), India
# 156, October 2010
Is Pakistan Re-positioning itself in Kashmir?: Islamabad’s Five Likely Strategies
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 155, September 2010
What Next after the All Party Delegation Visit?: A 3-C Strategy for Kashmir
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 154, September 2010
Between China, India and the Refugees: Understanding Bhutan’s National Security Scenario
Marian Gallenkamp
Research Scholar, University of Heidelberg and Former Intern, IPCS
# 153, August 2010
India and China: Towards a Competitive-Cooperative Relationship?
Baladas Ghoshal
Visiting Senior Fellow, East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
# 152, May 2010
American Military Operations inside Pakistan: Will it help the US, Pakistan and India?
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 151, May 2010
Understanding the Transformation: Issues, Threats and Early Warnings in Ladakh
Tashi Morup
Freelance Journalist, Leh
# 150, May 2010
The Fragile Regions of South Asia: Why States Fail in Parts?
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 149, May 2010
Understanding Religious Radicalization: Issues, Threats and Early Warnings in Kashmir Valley
Arjimand Hussain Talib
# 148, May 2010
Rajouri and Poonch: Identifying Early Warning Signals and Addressing New Challenges
KD Maini
Editor, Peace Magazine, Poonch
# 147, April 2010
Tourism as a CBM in J&K: Renewing Old Routes and Exploring New Areas in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
Mohammad Ashraf
Former Director, Department of Tourism, J&K
# 146, April 2010
India-China Relations: Impressions from a Dialogue with Beijing
Arun Sahgal
Consultant, IPCS
# 145, March 2010
India and Maldives: Towards Consolidation
N Sathiya Moorthy
Director, Chennai Chapter, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
# 144, March 2010
India and Myanmar: Looking East through a Strategic Bridge
Harnit Kaur Kang
Research Officer (SEARP), IPCS, New Delhi
# 143, March 2010
Reviving the Stilwell Road: Challenges and Opportunities for India
Tuli Sinha
Research Officer, IPCS, New Delhi
# 142, April 2010
Pir Panjal Regional Festival: Integrating the Isolated Border Districts in J&K & Building Peace from Below
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
# 141, February 2010
Meeting Maritime Challenges: Indian Navy Looks Skywards
Radhakrishna Rao
# 140, February 2010
India and Sri Lanka: Continuing Innings, Constructive Engagement
N Sathiya Moorthy
# 139, February 2010
Indian Diplomacy in 2009: Watershed or Hyperbole?
Avinash Godbole
# 138, February 2010
Naxalites' Urban Push: Will They Succeed?
R Venkata Ramani
# 137, February 2010
India and Bangladesh: Internal Challenges and External Relations
Smruti S Pattanaik
Research Fellow, IDSA
# 136, February 2010
Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times
Padmaja Murthy
Former Visiting Research Fellow, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
# 135, December 2009
Gulf of Aden vs Malacca Strait: Piracy and Counter-piracy efforts
Harnit Kang
Research Officer, IPCS, New Delhi
# 134, December 2009
China-Myanmar Energy Engagements: Challenges and Opportunities for India
Tuli Sinha
Research Officer, IPCS, New Delhi
# 133, October 2009
Resolving Southeast Asian Territorial Disputes: A Role for the ICJ
Anna Louise Strachan
Research Intern, IPCS, New Delhi
# 132, October 2009
Two Decades of Indo-Pak CBMs: A Critique from India
Samarjit Ghosh
# 131, October 2009
Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from India
D Suba Chandran
# 130, October 2009
Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from Pakistan
Shaheen Akhtar
# 129, October 2009
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from India
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 128, September 2009
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nausheen Wasi
Lecturer, University of Karachi
# 127, October 2009
India-Pakistan Joint Investigation: A Zero Sum Game?
Mallika Joseph
Deputy Director, IPCS
# 126, September 2009
Indo-Pak Joint Anti-Terror Mechanims: Perspectives from Pakistan
Shabana Fayaz
LectureQuaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
# 125, September 2009
Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from India
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi
# 124, September 2009
Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from Pakistan
Brig (Retd) Asad Hakeem
Islamabad
# 123, September 2009
Afghanistan: Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy: Perspectives from Pakistan
Salma Malik
Lecturer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
# 122, September 2009
Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nabiha Gul
Lecturer, University of Karachi
# 121, September 2009
Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from Pakistan
Arshi Saleem Hashmi
Senior Research Analyst, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad
# 120, September 2009
Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from India
Devyani Srivastava
# 119, September 2009
Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from India
Pia Malhotra
Former Research Intern, IPCS, New Delhi
# 118, September 2009
Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy in Afghanistan: Perspectives from India
Raghav Sharma
Research Officer, IPCS
# 117, September 2009
Sino-Indian Border Skirmishes: Towards a Limited Confrontation?
Iskander Rehman
# 116, September 2009
India-ASEAN FTA: A Critique
Amita Batra
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
# 115, September 2009
Arihant: Strengthening India’s Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Senior Fellow, IDSA
# 114, August 2009
India, Southeast Asia and the FTA: Strengthening Economic Integration
Baladas Ghoshal
# 113, August 2009
India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia: Connecting the Neighborhood
Smruti Pattanaik
# 112, August 2009
Resuming the Dialogue: India, Pakistan and the Composite Process
Pia Malhotra and Aparajita Kashyap
Research Interns, IPCS
# 111, July 2009
Drones of War: American Strategies across the Durand Line
D. Suba Chandran & Kate Swanson
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
# 110, July 2009
Afghanistan: Understanding German Objectives and Strategies
Marian Gallenkamp
Research Intern, IPCS
# 109, July 2009
Banning the Naxalites: What Next?
Rajat Kumar Kujur
# 108, June 2009
War on Terrorism in South Asia: Af-Pak and Beyond
Sonali Huria
Research Officer, IPCS
# 107, June 2009
India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Strengthening an Integrated Economic Space
Dr. Amita Batra
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
# 106, June 2009
India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Chinese Interests and Strategies
Srikanth Kondapalli
Professor, Center for Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
# 105, June 2009
India’s Northeast: The Super-highway to Southeast Asia?
Wasbir Hussain
Director, Centre for Development and Peace Studies, Guwahati, Assam
# 104, June 2009
Linking India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Security Implications
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi
# 103, May 2009
India in 2009: The First Quarter
Urvashi J Kumar
# 102, May 2009
Afghanistan in 2009: The First Quarter
Raghav Sharma
# 101, May 2009
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Program: Blue water navy on the way
Hayoun Ryou
# 100, April 2009
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
# 99, April 2009
Sino-Indian Trade: Present Tense, Future Perfect?
Bhartendu Kumar Singh
# 98, April 2009
US and the Af-Pak Strategy: Pakistan’s Interests & Likely Responses
D Suba Chandran
# 97, April 2009
Violence against Women in Swat: Why blame only Taliban?
D Suba Chandran
# 96, March 2009
7th India-ASEAN Summit: Opportunities and Challenges
Atom Sunil Singh & Jasmeet Kaur
# 95, March 2009
Maritime Security: Japan Self Defence Force in Somalia Coast
Intern, IPCS
# 94, March 2009
Afghanistan: Talking to Taliban
Mayank S Bubna
Former Intern, IPCS
# 93, February 2009
Naxal Conflict in 2008: An Assessment
# 92, February 2009
Sri Lanka: Challenges Ahead
N Manoharan
# 91, January 2009
Guaranteeing Borders in South Asia: Call for Five Party Talks
Jabin T Jacob
# 90, January 2009
Bangladesh in 2009: Challenges After Elections
Sandeep Bhardwaj
Research Fellow
# 89, January 2009
India-Japan Security Cooperation: Chinese Perceptions
Hayoun Ryou
Visiting Fellow, IPCS, New Delhi
# 88, December 2008
Fighting Terrorism: Strengthen and Modernize the State Police
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
# 87, December 2008
Sri Lanka: The War against Peace?
Mayank S Bubna
# 86, December 2008
Bangladesh: Forthcoming Elections
Sandeep Bhardwaj
Research Officer, IPCS
# 85, October 2008
Violence in Assam Battle for the Bodo Heartland
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi
# 84, October 2008
Losing Ground: Pak Army Strategy in FATA & NWFP
Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
# 83, September 2008
“I have a dream for Pakistan”: A Critique of Zardari’s Plan
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
# 82, August 2008
Afghan Cauldron Achieving India’s Interests
Raghav Sharma
Research Intern, IPCS
# 81, August 2008
Arabization: Changing Face of Islam in Asia
Baladas Ghoshal
Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
# 80, August 2008
Towards a New Asian Architecture India and Ideology
Jabin T Jacob
Research Fellow Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
# 79, August 2008
Impeaching Musharraf: Issues and Questions
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
# 78, July 2008
South Asian Union: Divided We Stand
Abhishek Raman
Research Intern, IPCS
# 77, July 2008
India’s Myanmar Policy: An Alternative Roadmap
Ann Koppuzha
Research Intern, IPCS
# 76, July 2008
Thinking Outside the Box: A New Approach to Burma
Baladas Ghoshal
Centre for Policy Research and Academy of Third World Studies
# 75, July 2008
Failing and Failed States: The Global Discourse
Sonali Huria
Research Officer, IPCS
# 74, June 2008
Asia-Pacific Community: Options and Opportunities for India
Vibhanshu Shekhar
Research Fellow Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
# 73, June 2008
Nathu La: Bridging the Himalayas
Satyajit Mohanty
Indian Revenue Service
# 72, June 2008
Pakistan’s Economy: Pangs of Political Instability
D Suba Chandran
# 71, June 2008
War by Other Means: Attacks on Embassies and Foreign Nationals
Sonali Huria
# 70, June 2008
Asia’s Economic Transformation: India’s Role in an Emerging International Order
Director, IPCS
# 69, May 2008
A Reformed Military Junta in Myanmar: In India’s Strategic Interests
Julien Levesque
Research Intern, IPCS
# 68, May 2008
Where Phalcons Dare: India-Israel Defence Relations
Siddharth Ramana
Peace and Conflict Studies, Malmo University, Sweden
# 67, May 2008
A Federal Democratic Myanmar: India’s Strategic Imperative
Vibhanshu Shekhar
# 66, May 2008
Cross-LoC Trade: Challenges and Opportunities in J&K
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
# 65, April 2008
China’s Rising Defence Expenditure: Implications for India
Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi
# 64, April 2008
Shaping a ‘New Forward Policy’: Tibet and India’s Options
Jabin T Jacob
Research Fellow Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
# 63, April 2008
Situation in Sri Lanka: Options for India
N Manoharan
Senior Fellow, IPCS
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