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#5231, 3 February 2017
Where is Egypt Headed?
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian traces the trajectory of Egypt's political history and asesses the current state-of-affairs
#5226, 29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5222, 12 January 2017
India: Crises in Command?
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon assesses the appointment of India's new army chief and makes recommendations for the process of reforms to the personnel policies of the Indian armed forces 
#5221, 10 January 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan-China Contestation in 2017

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews the Tokyo-Beijing bilateral and identifies the potential trajectory the relationship in 2017
#5219, 6 January 2017
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory
#5206, 15 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
President Trump's Prospects for the Middle East

Derek Verbakel analyses the implications for the Middle East during the presidency of Donald Trump
#5191, 27 November 2016
In Context: Pakistan's New Army Chief Gen Bajwa
Rana Banerji assesses the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's next Army Chief and makes projections
#5164, 2 November 2016
Kashmir Focus
After the Surgical Strikes

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses the security situation in J&K and identifies ways forward for India
#5141, 30 September 2016
India-Pakistan: Whither Surgical Strike?
Muhammad Faisal comments on the possibility, feasibility and potential implications of the recently announced 'surgical strike' by India
#5135, 23 September 2016
Encirclement of the Arctic Circle: The Russian Military Buildup
Adarsh Vijay assesses Russia’s growing ambitions in the Arctic Circle and how these will play out in the current geopolitical scenario 
#5118, 5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Regional Power Play and Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 20 August 2016
#5114, 29 August 2016
Iraq's Hashd Militias: Ineluctable Politics on the Road to Mosul
Derek Verbakel analyses the potential implications of Office Order 91, which was recently announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
#5103, 16 August 2016
Post Coup Turkey: Implications for Judicial Independence
Samanvya Hooda analyses Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan's actions and the motivations for those, following the July 2016 coup attempt
#5093, 2 August 2016
THAAD and South Korea-China-US Dynamics
Professor Rahul Raj assesses South Korea's dilemma over the deployment of THAAD and its relationship with China and the US

#5069, 28 June 2016
Rightsizing the Armed Forces: Problems and Prospects
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh discusses manpower reductions in the Indian military modernisation discourse.

#5044, 30 May 2016
Chinese Military Modernisation: Takeaways from the Pentagon Report
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh analyses the Pentagon report on China's military and security developments.
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
China’s Policy vis-à-vis Afghanistan
21 August 2015 , 1030-1145 hrs

   
Japan's Strategic Trajectory: Implications for India
21 July 2015 , 1400 to 1530 Hrs

   
News
India’s weapons plans raise specter of nuclear arms race in Asia
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India has embarked on a series of crucial weapons-systems tests that will result in the first deployment by air, sea and land of nuclear weapons by rival powers in Asia, in 2016.

This is one manufacturing industry we must protect
ABC News, 27 November 2014
Despite some stuff-ups and cost blowouts, we must continue to build submarines in Adelaide if we're to invest in our national security, writes Tim Mayfield.

Defence, Aerospace sector to offer $200 billion business opportunity
Defence News, 14 November 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian defence and aerospace industry will offer business opportunity in the range of $200 billion in the next 15 years, former Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development V K Saraswat said today.

India to seek Israeli expertise in managing borders
Defence News, 31 October 2014
Pushing Modi government's agenda to take relations with Israel to the optimal level, union home minister Rajnath Singh would leave for Jerusalem on November 5 for four-day visit.

India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe
Defence News, 31 October 2014
KORZOK, India—It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own.

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
Defence Reforms and National Security: Managing Threats and Challenges to India
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 172
Defining India’s Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
Issue Brief 169
Arihant: Strengthening India’s Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 115
How Prepared Are We?: India and the Challenge of Nuclear Terror
Sitakanta Mishra
Special Report 82
India-Japan Security Cooperation: Chinese Perceptions
Hayoun Ryou
Issue Brief 89
Demilitarisation of the Siachen Conflict Zone: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 46
T-90S “Bhishma”
Mallika Joseph
Issue Brief 19
Preemptive Strike: Will it Secure Indian Interests?
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 7
Precision Guided Munitions and Reduced Collateral Damage
Prashant Dikshit
Issue Brief 8
 
 

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