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Issue Briefs are 2,500-word long essays that examine various topics and their implications, besides making policy recommendations.
#Special Report 191, August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
#Issue Brief 263, August 2016
REXIT Impact: Flipping the Coin
Prerana Priyadarshi
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 262, August 2016
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Post-doctoral Associate, ISSSP, National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India
#Special Report 183, May 2016
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
#Special Report 182, April 2016
IPCS Forecast 2016
#Issue Brief 261, April 2016
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Research Intern, IPCS
#Special Report 181, March 2016
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
#Special Report 180, December 2015
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
#Issue Brief 258, March 2015
Reviving the Dialogue with Pakistan: A New Agenda for India
D Suba Chandran
#Special Report 178, February 2015
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
#Special Report 175, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra
#Special Report 168, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: West Asia in 2015
Ranjit Gupta
#Special Report 167, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja
#Issue Brief 257, November 2014
Indo-US Relations: After Narendra Modi’s Visit
Vivek Mishra
#Issue Brief 256, November 2014
The Indo-Pacific  & the Indo-US Relations: Geopolitics of Cooperation
Shreya Upadhyay
#Issue Brief 255, July 2014
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting India’s Nuclear Strategy Debate
Rajesh Basrur
#Issue Brief 254, July 2014
Developments in Syria and Iraq: Implications & Policy Options for India
Ranjit Gupta
#Issue Brief 251, June 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bangladesh
Sanjay Bhardwaj
Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
#Special Report 163, June 2014
BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
IPCS Interview
#Issue Brief 252, May 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Afghanistan
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
#Special Report 162, April 2014
The Indo-Pacific: Political and Strategic Perspectives
IPCS Book Review
#Issue Brief 250, March 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Maldives
N Manoharan
#Issue Brief 249, March 2014
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
#Issue Brief 248, March 2014
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bhutan
Medha Bisht
#Special Report 154, March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives
IPCS Special Focus
#Special Report 153, March 2014
Global Nuclear Materials Security: Perspectives from India
IPCS Discussion
#Issue Brief 247, March 2014
Post-2014 Afghanistan: Policy Options for India and Iran
Rajeev Agarwal
#Special Report 152, March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014 and Beyond: An Agenda for India
IPCS Policy Brief
#Special Report 151, March 2014
Federalism and Foreign Policy: Dynamics of Centre-State Dissensions in India
IPCS Debate
#Issue Brief 246, March 2014
India’s Strategy Towards the Koreas and Japan
Skand Tayal
#Issue Brief 245, March 2014
China, Indian Ocean & the Nuclear Deterrence: The Destabilizing Effect
Sahil Mathur
#Special Report 150, March 2014
The Maritime Great Game: India, China, US & the Indian Ocean
IPCS Special Focus
#Issue Brief 244, February 2014
Nuclear Materials Security: An Assessment of the NTI Index 2014
PR Chari
Visiting Professor, IPCS, New Delhi
#Special Report 147, November 2013
France and India: Decoding the Strategic Partnership
Yves-Marie Rault
#Issue Brief 241, August 2013
India & China: Looking Beyond Border Incursions & Li Keqiang's Visit
Jayadeva Ranade
Distinguished Fellow, IPCS & Member, NSAB
#Issue Brief 217, May 2013
China and its Peripheries: Beijing and India-Sri Lanka Relations
N Manoharan
#Issue Brief 218, May 2013
Indian Perspectives: A New Security Architecture for the Gulf
Ranjit Gupta
#Issue Brief 213, May 2013
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Growing Tensions in South China Sea
Sonika Gupta
#Special Report 139, March 2013
India and Southeast Asia: A Personal Narrative from Chennai
Prof. V. Suryanarayan
#Issue Brief 206, January 2013
India, China and the Nathu La: Securing Trade & Safeguarding the Eco System
Panu Pazo
#Issue Brief 205, January 2013
India, China and the Nathu La: Realizing the Potential of a Border Trade
Bhim B Subba
#Issue Brief 204, January 2013
India, China and the Nathu La: Understanding Beijing’s Larger Strategy towards the Region
Teshu Singh
#Issue Brief 203, January 2013
India, China and the Nathu La: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Namrata Hasija
#Issue Brief 202, January 2013
India, China and the Nathu La: Converting Symbolism into Reality
Pema Wangchuk
#Special Report 136, September 2012
Inside China 2012: Second Annual Conference
Narayani Basu
#Special Report 135, September 2012
India-Iran Relations: Past, Present and Future
#Conference Report 42, May 2012
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
#Special Report 127, May 2012
Australia and India in the Asian Century
Address by H.E. Peter Varghese AO
#Conference Report 41, April 2012
Expanding Economic Activity along the Sino-Indian Border & Developing Infrastructure for Connectivity
Bhavna Singh
#Special Report 117, April 2012
Building Global Security
Ranjan Mathai
Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India
#Special Report 116, April 2012
Nathu La: A Trip Report
Namrata Hasija
#Conference Report 40, April 2012
Sino-Indian Economic Dialogue: From Bilateral Trade to Strategic Partnership
Teshu Singh
#Special Report 115, April 2012
The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: A Critique
Tanvi Kulkarni
#Issue Brief 189, April 2012
Connecting South Asia: Experimenting with the Greater Mekong Sub-Regional Model
Panchali Saikia
#Issue Brief 188, April 2012
Connecting South Asia: The Stilwell Road & Sub-Regional Networks
Ruhee Neog
#Issue Brief 187, March 2012
Sino-Indian Strategic Economic Dialogue: Treading a Cautious Corridor
Bhavna Singh
#Issue Brief 186, March 2012
Sino-Indian Strategic Dialogue: An Assessment
Maj Gen (Retd) Dhruv Katoch
#Issue Brief 185, March 2012
Sino-Indian Economic Dialogue: Global Business Plan for an Asian Century
Ravi Bhoothalingam
#Issue Brief 184, March 2012
Sino-Indian Strategic Economic Dialogue: An Analysis
Teshu Singh
#Issue Brief 183, March 2012
Nathu La & the Sino-Indian Trade: Why the lull?
Namrata Hasija
#Issue Brief 178, December 2011
Sri Lanka and the Peace Makers: A Story of Norway and India
MR Narayan Swamy
#Issue Brief 177, November 2011
Sino-Indian Economic Strategic Dialogue: Beyond the Beijing Round
Bhartendu Kumar Singh
#Issue Brief 169, July 2011
Defining India’s Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
#Issue Brief 167, June 2011
The African Safari: Understanding the Sino-Indian Competition in Africa
Prof. Baladas Ghoshal
Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
#Conference Report 33, May 2011
Afghanistan: Canada-India Policy Dialogue
#Issue Brief 166, May 2011
The Discontent in West Asia: Implications for India
Prof. Anwar Alam
Director, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
#Special Report 100, May 2011
ASEAN and India: A Perspective from Indonesia
Address by H.E. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Andi M. Ghalib
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia
#Conference Report 31, April 2011
Identity and Asian Power: What does it mean for Regional Cooperation?
Bhavna Singh , Panchali Saikia & Per Refseth
#CBRN Brief 22, April 2011
Nuclear Energy and Non-proliferation: The Curious Case of India
PR Chari
#Issue Brief 165, March 2011
Alternative Strategies for India towards Tibet: Between Assertion and Measured Silence
Bhavna Singh
#Conference Report 30, March 2011
Tunisia and Egypt: Implications for India’s Neighbourhood
Jawaid Akhtar and J Jeganaathan
#Issue Brief 164, March 2011
From CTBT to FMCT: The Nuclear Debate in India
PR Chari
#Issue Brief 162, February 2011
Alternative Strategies towards China: Charting India’s Course for the Next Decade
Jabin T Jacob
#Special Report 98, February 2011
India’s Strategic Interests in Myanmar: An Interview with Shyam Saran
Medha Chaturvedi
#Issue Brief 161, January 2011
Alternative Regional Strategy for India: A Charm Offensive to Win the Hearts and Minds
D Suba Chandran
#Issue Brief 160, December 2010
India-China Relations: Negotiating a Balance
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee
Director, IPCS
#Conference Report 28, October 2010
The Long View from Delhi: Defining India's Grand Strategy
Siddharth Ramana , Yogesh Joshi , Pia Malhotra , Bhavna Singh
Report of the IPCS Conference held in August
#Issue Brief 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
#Special Report 95, July 2010
Water Issues between Nepal, India & Bangladesh: A Review of Literature
Pia Malhotra
#Special Report 91, June 2010
Sino-Indian Relations: Sixty Years of Experience and Enlightenment
Amb. Cheng Ruisheng
#Conference Report 26, April 2010
Developing a More Propitious Framework for China-India Cooperation
Report of External Meetings- Track II between India & China
#Issue Brief 140, February 2010
India and Sri Lanka: Continuing Innings, Constructive Engagement
N Sathiya Moorthy
#Issue Brief 139, February 2010
Indian Diplomacy in 2009: Watershed or Hyperbole?
Avinash Godbole
#Issue Brief 138, February 2010
Naxalites' Urban Push: Will They Succeed?
R Venkata Ramani
#Special Report 86, October 2009
The Dragon on Safari: China’s Africa Policy
Lt. Col JS Kohli
#Special Report 85, October 2009
India’s Look East Policy: A Critical Assessment
Interview with Amb. Rajiv Sikri
#Issue Brief 119, September 2009
Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from India
Pia Malhotra
Former Research Intern, IPCS, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 117, September 2009
Sino-Indian Border Skirmishes: Towards a Limited Confrontation?
Iskander Rehman
#Issue Brief 116, September 2009
India-ASEAN FTA: A Critique
Amita Batra
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 115, September 2009
Arihant: Strengthening India’s Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Senior Fellow, IDSA
#Issue Brief 114, August 2009
India, Southeast Asia and the FTA: Strengthening Economic Integration
Baladas Ghoshal
#Issue Brief 113, August 2009
India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia: Connecting the Neighborhood
Smruti Pattanaik
#Special Report 80, August 2009
Pokharan-I: Personal Recollections
PR Chari
Research Professor, IPCS
#Special Report 78, July 2009
Indo-German Relations: Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century
Marian Gallenkamp
Research Intern, IPCS
#CBRN Brief 15, July 2009
Nuclear Energy, Mining and Trade: Understanding Australia’s Nuclear Policy
Kimberley Layton
Former Intern, IPCS
#Special Report 74, June 2009
Recent Developments in North Korea
PR Chari
#Special Report 75, June 2009
India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: A Survey of Literature
Tuli Sinha
Research Assistant, Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP), IPCS
#Issue Brief 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
#Issue Brief 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
#Issue Brief 105, June 2009
India’s Northeast: The Super-highway to Southeast Asia?
Wasbir Hussain
Director, Centre for Development and Peace Studies, Guwahati, Assam
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