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#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
#5218, 3 January 2017
Special Commentary
India’s Nuclear Energy Policy: Bottlenecks to Implementation

Niharika Tagotra argues that India's legislative-regulatory mechanism is inadequate for its ambitious nuclear energy programme
#5214, 31 December 2016
IPCS Discussion
IPCS-Stimson Center Roundtable on South Asia

Angshuman Choudhury and Roshan Iyer report on the proceedings of the discussion held on 08 December 2016
#5208, 21 December 2016
Strategic Space
Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation
#5199, 5 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and East Asia

Dr Sandip Mishra examines the details of Trump’s contradictory campaign promises vis-à-vis the East Asian region
#5192, 28 November 2016
The Strategist
The Catechism of a Minister

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on the significance of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks on India's no first use (NFU) policy
#5190, 25 November 2016
Restraint to Retribution: Modi’s New Normal and Nawaz Sharif’s Challenge
Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba analyses Indian and Pakistani military and political responses to the escalating tensions between the two countries
#5186, 22 November 2016
IPCS Special Commentary
India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Time for a Review?

Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal argues for the proposition, in light of the Indian defence minister's remarks on the NFU
#5183, 16 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
American Turbulence: Global Ramifications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra assesses the potential trajectories US policies - domestic and foreign - would take during Donald Trump's tenure as the president
#5172, 9 November 2016
Iskander-M in Kaliningrad: The Changing Equations of Deterrence
Adarsh Vijay throws light on whether the placement of the Iskander Missile System is defensive or offensive posturing by Russia and the resultant uncertainty it brings to the region
#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
#5169, 7 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Trump Presidency

Kimberley Anne Nazareth considers the implications for the JCPOA under Donald Trump as president
#5167, 4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Clinton Presidency

Vivek Mishra says that US' complicated relationship with Iran is likely to continue in the event of a likely Clinton win, albeit in a different manner
#5166, 4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Trump's Nuclear Policy: Global Implications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra weighs in on possible scenarios under Donald Trump as president
#5163, 2 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Hillary's Nuclear Policy: A Time of Change, Dithering, or Sameness?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on why history may remember Clinton only as the president who stayed the course laid by her predecessor
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
IPCS Briefing for the National Security and Defence Review Team, Republic of Fiji
26 October 2016 , 1500-1630

   
Rethinking Deterrence: The India-Pakistan Context
21 October 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs

   
News
[Editorial] Dealing with nuclear waste
The Korea Herald, 19 December 2014
The much awaited nuclear waste facility in Gyeongju will begin operations next year following final approval by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission last week.

Iran in the middle
The Korea Times, 17 December 2014
International negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have been taking place, in one form or another, for more than a decade. So it is not surprising that the deadline for a final deal has been extended once again. Iran and its interlocutors ―...

A nuclear deal with Iran will require the West to reevaluate its presumptions
Washington Post, 5 December 2014
After a decade of patient negotiations with Iran over its contested nuclear program, the prospects of the United States and other world powers securing a final deal are not good. The wheels of diplomacy will grind on and an extension of the talks should...

Nuclear issue has become part of Iran's identity
The Korea Times, 5 December 2014
In the late 1960s, the Rolling Stones recorded one of their classic tunes: "You Can't Always Get What You Want." The song's philosophical message ― to the extent Mick Jagger and Keith Richards thought about it ― seemed to...

Delaying a nuclear deal advances Irans goal of hegemony with a Shiite crescent
Washington Times, 3 December 2014
Nov. 24 loomed as a strategic date in the history of the globe. Since the P5 plus 1 nations decided a deal with Iran could not be reached, though, history has been delayed seven months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, among others, has said...

  Special Coverage 2010 NPT RevCon
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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting Indias Nuclear Strategy Debate
Rajesh Basrur
Issue Brief 255
Global Nuclear Materials Security: An Agenda for India
IPCS Discussion
Special Report 155
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 154
Global Nuclear Materials Security: Perspectives from India
IPCS Discussion
Special Report 153
Nuclear Security Summit 2014 and Beyond: An Agenda for India
IPCS Policy Brief
Special Report 152
China, Indian Ocean & the Nuclear Deterrence: The Destabilizing Effect
Sahil Mathur
Issue Brief 245
Nuclear Materials Security: An Assessment of the NTI Index 2014
PR Chari
Issue Brief 244
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race
IPCS Debate
Special Report 142
Towards a New Asian Security Architecture?: India and Japan
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 223
books
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism - Revised Edition
Edited by P R Chari
New Delhi: Routledge, India
Book reviews
Rajesh Rajagopalan reviews
Demystifying India?s Nuclear Decision-making
 
 

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