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#5255, 28 March 2017
Manipur: Uncertainty Remains Despite End to the Economic Blockade
Dr Nehginpao Kipgen says that the manner in which the UNC demands are handled and addressed will largely determine the fate of the BJP government in Manipur
#5251, 22 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Manipur: A Turning Point

Angshuman Choudhury analyses the outcome of the Legislative assembly elections in Manipur
#5170, 8 November 2016
A Patchy Road to Peace: The Panglong Experiment in Myanmar
Angshuman Choudhury analyses the proceedings and likely prospects of recently held 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference
#5116, 1 September 2016
India-Myanmar: Time to Rev up Bilateral Ties
Amb (Retd) Ashok Sajjanhar analyses Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw's India visit and reflects on how New Delhi and Naypyidaw can take their relations forward
#5107, 17 August 2016
Looking East
Rogue NDFB Pushed to the Wall?

Wasbir Hussain weighs in on the recent attack in Assam allegedly by the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland
#5059, 13 June 2016
Looking East
Migration Issue in Assam: Going Beyond The Rhetoric

Wasbir Hussain analyses the various aspects of migration the new chief minister of Assam will have to deal with
#5034, 20 May 2016
Election Analysis
Verdict 2016: Assam

Wasbir Hussain explains the factors that led to the BJP's victory in the state that has helped the party get a pan-India footprint
#5024, 6 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 2 May 2016
#4971, 25 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Security Situation in Northeast India
Wasbir Hussain identifies five potential security scenarios that might emerge in India's northeast in 2016
#4960, 18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhi’s ‘Act East Policy’
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
#4904, 4 August 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Accord: Need to Reserve Euphoria

Wasbir Hussain writes about the significance of the Naga Peace Accord and makes projections regarding the same
#4869, 7 May 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Process: Gone Off Track

Wasbir Hussain writes about the Naga insurgency in India and the emergence of the NSCN-R, a new insurgent group in Nagaland
#4324, 6 March 2014
Northeast and the Fraught Question of Racism in India

Thangkhanlal Ngaihte says that while racism is a social problem, it has to be tackled through law-governed, secular institutions

#4192, 26 November 2013
Conflict Early Warning
Assam & Meghalaya: Threats of Violence in Garo Heartland

Rani Pathak Das analyses the genesis and ramifications of the unrest
#4180, 14 November 2013
Social Media: A Study of the Northeast
Ruhee Neog argues that the August 2012 exodus does not make an effective case study to analyse social media interactions in the Northeast
#4000, 19 June 2013
The Guwahati Initiative:
Northeast as the Centre of Regional Universe

D. Suba Chandran posits a model to reorient India’s Lookeast Policy with the Northeast as its focal point
Reelpolitik | Assam: an inner landscape
26 September 2017 , 1600-1800 hrs


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Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship
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NIA searches Jamaat operative’s house in Assam
The Free Press Journal, 4 November 2014
Guwahati: A team from the NIA Monday searched the house of Shahnur Alom, an absconding operative of the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), in Assam’s Barpeta district, officials said.

Northeast India, particularly Assam, facing threat from al-Qaeda: Sonowal
IBN Live, 20 October 2014
Tezpur (Assam): The northeast, particularly Assam is facing a serious threat from al-Qaeda and Jihadi militants, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed here on Thursday.

Militant killed, four persons injured in Assam
Zee News, 9 October 2014
A National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant was shot dead, another ultra and three civilians were injured in separate incidents involving the militant outfit in Assam since Tuesday night.

2 GNLA militants killed
Assam Times, 5 October 2014
Security forces claimed to have killed 2 GNLA militants at an encounter in Goalpara bordering Meghlaya on Sunday. The encounter took place at Balaikhamar in the wee hours during a joint operation by Goalpara police and army’s 7th Jat Regiment...

Dhaka taking al-Qaeda threat “seriously”
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
Bangladesh government has taken the al-Qaeda chief’s announcement of a new wing in the Indian subcontinent “seriously” but said it would also look into the authenticity of the video message.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecasts: India's Northeast in 2015
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 176
Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government 
IPCS-CDPS Policy Brief
Special Report 166
Peace Audit Northeast: Implications of Ethnic Reorganization
HN Das
Special Report 159
Peace Audit Northeast: A Roadmap to Restore Normalcy
SP Kar
Special Report 158
Peace Audit Northeast: The Naxal Spread and its Local Linkages
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 157
Peace Audit Northeast: The Road to Peace in Manipur
Chitra Ahanthem
Special Report 156

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