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#5217, 3 January 2017
India, Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia: Reading Between the Lines
Sarral Sharma analyses the recent Heart of Asia conference and the implications for Pakistan 
#5160, 26 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI Afghanistan: Limited Scope for Use

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy examines if the FSI can and does adequately account for the role of transnational forces in shaping the situation in Afghanistan
#5145, 4 October 2016
Mining in Afghanistan: Scale Down to Reap More
Roshan Iyer recommends a solution to address the roadblocks Afghanistan faces in its attempts to turn its mining industry a game changer for its economy
#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
#5117, 5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 11 August 2016

#5061, 13 June 2016
Eagle Eye
Implications of Modi’s US Visit

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the Indo-US bilateral in the context of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US
#5038, 26 May 2016
Brass Tacks of the Emerging Afghan Taliban
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy contextualises the emerging dynamics within the Afghan Taliban structure and identifies potential implications
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#4983, 6 February 2016
Afghan Peace Process: Headed Down a Blind Alley?
Monish Gulati analyses the challenges to the Afghan peace process
#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
#4956, 13 January 2016
The Pathankot Terrorist Attack and India’s Afghanistan Policy

Monish Gulati writes that the strengthening New Delhi-Kabul bilateral lies at the core of the terrorists' motivations to attack Indian assets in Pathankot and Afghanistan

#4918, 5 October 2015
Afghanistan: Takeaways from the Kunduz Offensive
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy draws from the scale, timing and intensity of the recent attack to comment on the Taliban under Mansour
#4894, 25 June 2015
Afghanistan
What is the Afghan Taliban Up To?

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy explains the Afghan Taliban's current agendas and priorities
#4884, 3 June 2015
Af-Pak: Why China is Playing Mediator
Fanny Ragot explores China's motivations for actively involving itself in the Af-Pak security situation and its implications for India
#4773, 11 December 2014
Pak-Afghan Reset: Will the Taliban and al Qaeda follow?
D Suba Chandran writes that the success or failure of the reset in the Af-Pak bilateral depends on the fate of their own wars on terror
#4756, 24 November 2014
China’s Endgame in Afghanistan
Teshu Singh explains why and how much an engagement with Afghanistan is important for China
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Launch of Women & Public Policy Journal [Vol. 2]: 'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024)'
26 November 2016 , 1500-1630 Hrs

   
Regional Power Play & the Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan
20 August 2016



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News
Taliban trying to destabilize region beyond Afghanistan
Fox News, 3 November 2014
The suspected Pakistan suicide bombing near India’s border Sunday is the latest example of the Taliban trying to expand their influence in South Asia, regional experts told Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland.

Why Afghanistan Courts China
The New York Times, 3 November 2014
WASHINGTON — Last week, Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, traveled to China for his first state visit abroad. Mr. Ghani’s calculation — that Beijing could offset the decline in American and Western support — creates...

Istanbul, Kabul Ink Strategic Cooperation Pact
Daily Outlook Afghanistan, 20 October 2014
KABUL - Turkey and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, paving the ground for more robust trade and investment links between the two countries.

President Seeks Pakistan’s Practical Steps for Peace
Daily Outlook Afganistan, 20 October 2014
KABUL - President Dr. Ashraf GhaniAhmadzai on Sunday urged Pakistan to take practical steps for peace in Afghanistan, saying that mere assurances were not enough to achieve stability.

Afghanistan Arrests Two Key Haqqani Network Commanders
NBC News, 17 October 2014
KABUL - Afghan forces arrested the son of the feared Haqqani network's founder along with a militant commander in charge of suicide attacks, Afghanistan's intelligence service said Thursday. The Haqqani network, the Taliban-linked Islamist group...

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
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chéné
Special Report 179
Afghanistan Elections 2014: Positive Vote, Future of Taliban & the Challenges Ahead
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 161
Post-2014 Afghanistan: Policy Options for India and Iran
Rajeev Agarwal
Issue Brief 247
Zero Option & Afghan Stability: Karzai, Obama and the High Stakes in Afghanistan
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 227
 
 

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