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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 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
#Special Report 179, October 2015
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chťnť
Research Intern, IPCS
#Special Report 178, February 2015
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
#Special Report 174, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan's Militant Groups in 2015
D Suba Chandran
#Special Report 171, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik
#Special Report 170, January 2015
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen
#Special Report 160, April 2014
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
#Special Report 154, March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives
IPCS Special Focus
#Special Report 145, November 2013
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
#Issue Brief 230, August 2013
Pakistanís Internal Security Challenges: Will The Military Cope?
Gurmeet Kanwal
#Special Report 137, October 2012
Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index
Lidia Leoni
#Conference Report 42, May 2012
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
#Issue Brief 195, May 2012
Iran and the Nuclear Conundrum: A War in Waiting?
J Jeganaathan
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 194, May 2012
Afghanistan & the International Community: Limitations of Engagement
Aryaman Bhatnagar
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 193, May 2012
Iran, International Community & Nuclear Weapons: The Multiple Narratives
Abhijit Iyer Mitra , Ruhee Neog and Tanvi Kulkarni
Research Offiicers, IPCS
#Issue Brief 192, May 2012
The Crisis State: Pakistanís Security Dilemma
D Suba Chandran
Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 191, May 2012
Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran: Radical Islam, Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security
Rana Banerji
Distinguished Fellow, IPCS & Special Secretary (Retd), Cabinet Secretariat
#Special Report 115, April 2012
The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: A Critique
Tanvi Kulkarni
#Special Report 112, December 2011
Deadly Embrace: Recent Books on Pakistan
#Special Report 111, December 2011
Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: India as Catalyst
Ali Ahmed
#Special Report 109, August 2011
China-Pakistan Nuclear Alliance:An Analysis
Siddharth Ramana
#Issue Brief 169, July 2011
Defining Indiaís Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
#Special Report 104, June 2011
After Osama: Pakistanís Relations with the US, China & India
Samarjit Ghosh , Aditi Malhotra , and Rohit Singh
#Conference Report 33, May 2011
Afghanistan: Canada-India Policy Dialogue
#Conference Report 32, April 2011
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011
#Issue Brief 160, December 2010
India-China Relations: Negotiating a Balance
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee
Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 159, December 2010
Pakistanís Stability: The Global Stakes
PR Chari
#Issue Brief 157, November 2010
Countering Terrorism: Role of Intelligence and Investigative Agencies
Radha Vinod Raju
Former Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA), India
#Issue Brief 156, October 2010
Is Pakistan Re-positioning itself in Kashmir?: Islamabadís Five Likely Strategies
D Suba Chandran
Deputy 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
#Special Report 94, July 2010
Pakistan & Afghanistan: Understanding Islamabadís Objectives and Strategies
Sripathi Naryanan
#Special Report 93, July 2010
Obamaís Afghanistan Policy: A Review of Literature
Debalina Chatterjee
#Special Report 92, June 2010
The Faisal Shahzad Story: Insights, Lessons and Implications
Ishita Mattoo
#Issue Brief 152, May 2010
American Military Operations inside Pakistan: Will it help the US, Pakistan and India?
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 150, May 2010
The Fragile Regions of South Asia: Why States Fail in Parts?
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
#Special Report 87, December 2009
Af-Pak: A Strategic Opportunity for South Asia?
Ali Ahmed
e-mail: aliahd66@hotmail.com
#Conference Report 24, October 2009
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building: An Indo-Pak Track II Dialogue
#Issue Brief 130, October 2009
Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from Pakistan
Shaheen Akhtar
#Issue Brief 129, October 2009
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from India
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 127, October 2009
India-Pakistan Joint Investigation: A Zero Sum Game?
Mallika Joseph
Deputy Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 128, September 2009
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nausheen Wasi
Lecturer, University of Karachi
#Issue Brief 126, September 2009
Indo-Pak Joint Anti-Terror Mechanims: Perspectives from Pakistan
Shabana Fayaz
LectureQuaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
#Issue Brief 125, September 2009
Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from India
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi
#Issue Brief 124, September 2009
Resolving Siachen: Perspectives from Pakistan
Brig (Retd) Asad Hakeem
Islamabad
#Issue Brief 123, September 2009
Afghanistan: Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy: Perspectives from Pakistan
Salma Malik
Lecturer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
#Issue Brief 122, September 2009
Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nabiha Gul
Lecturer, University of Karachi
#Issue Brief 121, September 2009
Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from Pakistan
Arshi Saleem Hashmi
Senior Research Analyst, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad
#Issue Brief 120, September 2009
Terrorism, Religious Radicalism and Violence: Perspectives from India
Devyani Srivastava
#Issue Brief 119, September 2009
Enhancing Indo-Pak Trade: Perspectives from India
Pia Malhotra
Former Research Intern, IPCS, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 118, September 2009
Evolving an Indo-Pak Strategy in Afghanistan: Perspectives from India
Raghav Sharma
Research Officer, IPCS
#Special Report 84, September 2009
Suicide Terrorism in Pakistan: An Assessment
Jeremie Lanche
#Issue Brief 111, July 2009
Drones of War: American Strategies across the Durand Line
D. Suba Chandran & Kate Swanson
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
#Special Report 77, July 2009
Af-PakStrategy: A Survey of Literature
Aparajita Kashyap
Research Intern, IPCS, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 110, July 2009
Afghanistan: Understanding German Objectives and Strategies
Marian Gallenkamp
Research Intern, IPCS
#Issue Brief 108, June 2009
War on Terrorism in South Asia: Af-Pak and Beyond
Sonali Huria
Research Officer, IPCS
#CBRN Brief 13, June 2009
Pakistanís Nuclear Assets: Safe and Secure
Rabia Akhtar
Defense and Diplomatic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
#Research Paper 21, May 2009
Pakistan: Politics, Religion & Extremism
Arshi Saleem Hashmi
#Issue Brief 102, May 2009
Afghanistan in 2009: The First Quarter
Raghav Sharma
#CBRN South Asia 17, May 2009
Nuclear Monthly Monitor
No.5 , May 2009
#Conference Report 15, April 2009
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
#Issue Brief 100, April 2009
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
#Issue Brief 98, April 2009
US and the Af-Pak Strategy: Pakistanís Interests & Likely Responses
D Suba Chandran
#Issue Brief 97, April 2009
Violence against Women in Swat: Why blame only Taliban?
D Suba Chandran
#Special Report 69, April 2009
India and Afghanistan: Charting a Future
Raghav Sharma
Research Officer, IPCS
#Special Report 68, March 2009
Swat: A Chronology since 2006
Urvashi J Kumar
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 94, March 2009
Afghanistan: Talking to Taliban
Mayank S Bubna
Former Intern, IPCS
#CBRN Brief 11, February 2009
Pakistan's Nuclear Assets: India's Concerns
Ali Ahmed
Security Analyst, New Delhi
#Special Report 65, February 2009
Indo-Pak Composite Dialogue - 2008: A Review
Samarjit Ghosh
Research Intern, IPCS
#Issue Brief 91, January 2009
Guaranteeing Borders in South Asia: Call for Five Party Talks
Jabin T Jacob
#Issue Brief 84, October 2008
Losing Ground: Pak Army Strategy in FATA & NWFP
Gurmeet Kanwal
Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
#Issue Brief 83, September 2008
ďI have a dream for PakistanĒ: A Critique of Zardariís Plan
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 79, August 2008
Impeaching Musharraf: Issues and Questions
D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS, New Delhi
#Issue Brief 72, June 2008
Pakistanís Economy: Pangs of Political Instability
D Suba Chandran
#Special Report 53, June 2008
Indo-Pak Composite Dialogue: An Update
Sameer Suryakant Patil
#Issue Brief 66, May 2008
Cross-LoC Trade: Challenges and Opportunities in J&K
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 61, March 2008
Return of the Democrats: Pakistan After Elections
#Issue Brief 59, March 2008
Pakistan Elections 2008
#Issue Brief 46, June 2007
Demilitarisation of the Siachen Conflict Zone: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Gurmeet Kanwal
Senior Fellow Centre for Air Power Studies
#Special Report 36, March 2007
Third Composite Dialogue: An Overview of Indo-Pak Relations in 2006
Priyashree Andley
#Special Report 32, October 2006
Balochistan A Backgrounder
Priyashree Andley
Research Officer, IPCS
#Special Report 30, September 2006
China-Pakistan Economic Relations
Atul Kumar
#Issue Brief 38, September 2006
Akbar Bugti and After: Implications for Balochistan and Pakistan
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 37, September 2006
Peace Agreement in Waziristan: New Beginning or a False Dawn?
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
#Special Report 26, June 2006
China-Pakistan Relations: Recent Developments
Urvashi Aneja
#Special Report 12, February 2006
Indo-Pak Composite Dialogue 2004-05: A Profile
KS Manjunath
#Special Report 6, January 2006
Indo-Pak Peace Process: Chronology of events 2004-05
Manjunath KS
#Issue Brief 29, March 2005
Moving the Indo-Pak Peace Process Ahead: Crucial Questions
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 28, January 2005
Pakistan in 2005: Implications for India and Indo-Pak Dialogue
D Suba Chandran
#Issue Brief 17, January 2004
Military Operations in South Waziristan: Issues and Implications
D Suba Chandran
Assistant Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 11, September 2003
Madrassas in Pakistan
D Suba Chandran
Assiatant Director, IPCS
#Issue Brief 9, August 2003
Sectarian Violence in Pakistan
D Suba Chandran
Ford Fellow, ACDIS
#Issue Brief 7, May 2003
Preemptive Strike: Will it Secure Indian Interests?
D Suba Chandran
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 6, April 2003
War on Iraq: Implications for Pakistan
D Suba Chandran
Research Officer, IPCS
#Issue Brief 1, January 2003
Impending Elections in Pakistan
PR Chari
 

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