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#5171, 8 November 2016
East Asia Compass
PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines India’s growing proximity to Japan in light of Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan, while recommending a simultaneous need to exercise caution
#4999, 15 March 2016
East Asia Compass
What is the Efficacy of Sanctions on North Korea?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the impact of the instrument in bringing about changes in the regime's provocative behaviour
#4990, 21 February 2016
Examining Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test
Kimberley Anne Nazareth analyses the motivations and potential implications of Iran's recent ballistic missile test
#4979, 1 February 2016
East Asia Compass
‘Brilliant’ Comrade: The Design in North Korean Madness

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that North Korea's actions are not as arbitrary or plain reckless as it may appear to be, and explains why
#4976, 29 January 2016
Nuke Street
Forecast 2016: Fruits of Diplomacy

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma explains the level of efforts undertaken to achieve the Iran nuclear deal and makes projections
#4969, 22 January 2016
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2016: East Asia on the Cusp

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the foreign policy decisions East Asian countries will have to contend with in the new year

#4962, 18 January 2016
Strategic Space
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year

Dr Manpreet Sethi takes stock of key nuclear issues in 2016
#4961, 18 January 2016
The Strategist
Forecast 2016: Pakistan, Aberrated Strategies and Strategic Stability

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar evaluates strategic stability and the military-jihadi nexus in Pakistan in 2016
#4931, 9 November 2015
East Asia
China-Japan-South Korea: Takeaways from the Trilateral Summit

Ateetmani Brar provides the key derivations from the recently-concluded trilateral meeting between the three major East Asian countries
#4926, 23 October 2015
Emad: Iran’s New Ballistic Missile amid the Nuclear Deal

Debalina Ghoshal contextualises Iran's test-firing of the 'Emad' missile and explains why it shouldn't hinder the nuclear deal
#4902, 27 July 2015
Voice from America
The Iran Deal: Is it Hard to Resist?

Prof Amit Gupta explains the two options the US has vis-a-vis the Iran nuclear deal in the face of opposition from different quarters
#4892, 22 June 2015
China’s Wu-14: Racking Tensions in the South China Sea

Hugo Chene analyses the new developments in the South China Sea and US-China relations
#4861, 13 April 2015
The Strategist
Why ‘Global Zero’ is Less of an Illusion

Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar elaborates on the state-of-affairs of the Global Zero intiative
#4858, 6 April 2015
Iran Nuclear Deal: Lessons from North Korea
Prof Vyjayanti Raghavan traces the similarities between the failed US-North Korea nuclear deal and the recently announced Iran nuclear deal
#4832, 13 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
West Asia, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Islamic State: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Stephen Westcott reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4815, 19 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Towards a Nuclear Deal with Iran in 2015
Ruhee Neog identifies the likely trajectories of the nuclear negotiations with Iran in 2015
Japan's Strategic Trajectory: Implications for India
21 July 2015 , 1400 to 1530 Hrs

India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015

India, Australia to sign civil nuclear deal today
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
India is set to win another endorsement for its status as a peaceful nuclear power, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, expected to sign an India-Australia civil nuclear cooperation agreement here on Friday.

Australia to power India's energy market as Tony Abbott settles terms for uranium trade
The Age, 5 September 2014
Australia is poised to turbo-charge a rapid escalation in living standards in India through the supply of affordable and abundant energy such as natural gas, coal, and uranium.

Japan's First Lady speaks out on sales tax, nuclear power
The Asahi Shimbun, 4 September 2014
Japanese First Lady Akie Abe--often called the "household opposition" for her penchant to speak out--said on September 4 the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before going ahead with a rise in the sales...

EDITORIAL: Storing radioactive debris should not be regarded as Fukushima’s problem
The Asahi Shimbun, 2 September 2014
Fukushima Prefecture and two towns, Okuma and Futaba, have accepted the central government’s plan to construct an intermediate storage facility for radioactive soil and other polluted material generated by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima...

INTERVIEW/ Alexander Kmentt: Focus should be on anti-humanitarian nature of nuclear weapons
The Asahi Shimbun, 30 August 2014
With the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki next year, there still is a long way to go to achieve a "world without nuclear weapons," which U.S. President Barack Obama called for in his historic address in Prague...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race
IPCS Debate
Special Report 142
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Much Ado About Nothing

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