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#5379, 9 October 2017
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles
Rajat Ahlawat assesses the current deployment structures and likely roles the new US troops will be deployed for, in Afghanistan
#5376, 4 October 2017
The Strategist
The Curious Case of USS McCain

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar considers the vulnerabilities of computerised warship systems to cyber-attacks
#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
#5374, 4 October 2017
Kabul Security: The NUG's Achilles Heel?
Bismellah Alizada assesses the security situation in Kabul and the broader political implications the current state-of-affairs could trigger
#5369, 26 September 2017
Special Commentary
Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?

Allyson Rimmer examines why omitting a clause that bans all weapons from entering outer space is an oversight that presents significant dangers
#5367, 21 September 2017
A Looming Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?
Nopur Siingh analyses regional security dynamics in the context of North Korean proliferation
#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 
#5361, 15 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030

Report of the discussion on Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030, held on 23 August 2017
#5352, 5 September 2017
New Indian Defence Minister: A List of Priorities
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon says that Nirmala Sitaraman has the opportunity to orchestrate a transformation in India’s defence capabilities
#5351, 31 August 2017
The Strategist
"The World is Not Peaceful"

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on the dogmas, past and present, that guide Chinese strategic thinking
#5341, 22 August 2017
Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
Rana Banerji weighs in on Donald Trump's long-awaited pronouncement on his administration's  approach to Afghanistan
#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 
#5327, 17 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Jammu & Kashmir Policy: Innovative Solutions Needed

Sarral Sharma reviews the state-of-affairs in J&K and says New Delhi will require to employ innovative solutions to address the internal dimension of the security situation
#5322, 15 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Defence under the NDA Government

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra analyses the state-of-affairs in India's defence sector over the past three years and argues that there has been more continuity than change
#5320, 10 July 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan’s ‘New Approach’ to Russia: Is it Moving Forward?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses recent developments in Japan-Russia relations and argues that the prospects of Tokyo's 'New Approach' towards Moscow do not look positive
#5318, 3 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
'25 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between India and Israel and the Way Forward'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 06 June, 2017

  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2020
23 August 2017

   
The Roles and Dimensions of S&T in India's Foreign Policy
18 May 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
News
Indias 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.

Deal for BrahMos 'Mini Missile' likely during Vladimir Putin's visit
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India and Russia are likely to ink a key deal for the joint development of a BrahMos 'mini missile' during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week.

Indian Navy keen on developing Tuticorin Port as a Naval Base
Defence News, 9 December 2014
Indian Navy is planning to further develop the port capabilities of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to be able to make it as one of its forward operating base, a senior naval official has said.

HMAS Canberra a national asset
ABC News, 28 November 2014
Today's commissioning of HMAS Canberra marks a milestone for the Royal Australian Navy, but the taxpayer can get more from this ship than just what the ADF needs. Anthony Bergin writes.

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.

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IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja
Special Report 167
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting Indias Nuclear Strategy Debate
Rajesh Basrur
Issue Brief 255
Defence Reforms and National Security: Managing Threats and Challenges to India
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 172
Alternative Strategies towards China: Charting Indias Course for the Next Decade
Jabin T Jacob
Issue Brief 162
Meeting Maritime Challenges: Indian Navy Looks Skywards
Radhakrishna Rao
Issue Brief 141
Arihant: Strengthening Indias Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 115
Indo-German Relations: Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century
Marian Gallenkamp
Special Report 78
Maritime Issues in South China Sea: A Survey of Literature
Harnit Kang
Special Report 76
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Program: Blue water navy on the way
Hayoun Ryou
Issue Brief 101
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Working towards a Verification Protocol for Biological Weapons
PR Chari and Arpit Rajain (Ed)
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Dr Subhash Kapila reviews
UN Peace Keeping Operations: A Personal Account
 
 

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