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#5375, 4 October 2017
German Elections Results: Impact on Foreign Policy
Dr Kai Fürstenberg assesses the outcome of the German federal elections and its potential impact on Berlin's overall foreign policy and its policies towards South Asia
#5372, 29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Govind Manoharan argues that prioritising the national security exception in this case is not legitimate or proportionate
#5371, 29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that prioritising security is a state imperative and is also recognised as such by the Refugee Convention
#5370, 28 September 2017
Regional Economy
India's Trade Options

Prof Amita Batra identifies actionable recommendations that would be in India’s best interest
#5368, 25 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan

Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
#5365, 21 September 2017
Russia-Turkey: Implications of the New Arms Deal
Monish Gulati examines the potential geopolitical implications of the recent Russia-Turkey agreement involving the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system 
#5362, 15 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa

Report on 'Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa', a book reading and discussion held on 30 August 2017
#5355, 5 September 2017
Maritime Matters
Marine Mammal Stranding: Myth, Mystery and Facts

Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the phenomenon of increasing numbers and incidents of marine mammals getting stranded ashore or washing aground in India
#5354, 5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part-II
Understanding the Tri-Junction Question

Amb (Retd) VP Haran sheds light on the history of the border in the context of the India-China military standoff in the second part of the series
#5353, 5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part I
A Brief History

Amb (Retd) VP Haran, in the first of this two-part series, explores the historical context of the border dispute
#5346, 25 August 2017
Eagle Eye
Testing the Trump-Modi Partnership

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the challenges facing the India-US relationship
#5342, 22 August 2017
Strategic Space
Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether low numbers automatically help generate strategic stability
#5340, 17 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Afghanistan Relations: Innovating Continuity

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy reviews India's Afghanistan policy under the Modi government 
#5338, 16 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Nepal Relations: Mixed Fortunes

Dr Pramod Jaiswal reviews the trajectory of New Delhi-Kathmandu relations since 2014 and says it has seen several ups and downs
#5336, 7 August 2017
Maritime Matters
Dhow Trade in the North Arabian Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja reviews the risks and traditions associated with Dhow trade in the North Arabian sea and identifies recent trends
#5335, 7 August 2017
The Strategist
A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand Off

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar assesses the standoff at Doklam and says any conflict will be waged on terms advantageous to India 
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'
14 September 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
Dominant Narratives on Kashmir: Evolving Security Dynamics in the Valley
17 August 2017 , 1000-1200 hrs

   
News
Myanmar turns to pop-up power stations
BBC News, 19 December 2014
Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour's drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country's newest power station.

[Editorial] Employment war arising
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
Employment rates have a critical impact on economic conditions and the growth of each nation and therefore determine social stability in the present and the future.

Moving backward
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
I had lunch with Srirak Plipat, Asia-Pacific director of Transparency International (TI), in Seoul on Nov. 21. He came to Korea as part of an Asian visit before the anticorruption watchdog released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Dec. 3.

The North Korea model for consumer complaints
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Don't like something? Just threaten retribution until it goes away. After all, it worked for some North Korean cyber-terrorists who didn't want Hollywood comedy The Interview to be released, writes Ben Pobjie.

After a ragged year, where to for Abbott?
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Since the budget the Government has lost a mountain of political capital for little or no gain. So as it ends 2014, what does it need to do in 2015? Tony Abbott's former adviser Terry Barnes writes.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Three Years of the Modi Government
Special Report 191
REXIT Impact: Flipping the Coin
Prerana Priyadarshi
Issue Brief 263
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Issue Brief 262
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
Special Report 183
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Reviving the Dialogue with Pakistan: A New Agenda for India
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 258
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra
Special Report 175
IPCS Forecasts: West Asia in 2015
Ranjit Gupta
Special Report 168
IPCS Forecasts: The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja
Special Report 167
books
Radical Islam and Democracy: Indian and Southeast Asian Experiences
D. Suba Chandran and Sonali Huria (Eds.)
New Delhi: KAS Publication Series No.25, 2009
Book reviews
Divya Srivastava reviews
Recasting Indo-Us Relations
 
 

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