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#5237, 18 February 2017
Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera assesses how Sri Lanka fared in 2016 and makes recommendations for 2017
#5234, 13 February 2017
The Future of US-Taiwan Relations Under China's Shadow
Namrata Hasija argues that the US-Taiwan relationship under Trump remains uncertain in terms of upgradation but certain in terms of continuation.
#5233, 9 February 2017
US Exit from the TPP: Opportunities and Alternatives for Japan
Chandrali Sarkar argues that the US' exit from the TPP does not necessarily mean trouble for Japan and that Tokyo has other alternatives it can tap to its benefit
#5232, 6 February 2017
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2017: East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra identifies phenomena that will become more pronounced in East Asia in 2017
#5231, 3 February 2017
Where is Egypt Headed?
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian traces the trajectory of Egypt's political history and asesses the current state-of-affairs
#5230, 1 February 2017
South Korea: Two Moons and the Future of a Nation
Dr Rahul Raj provides a preliminary assessment on the two potential presidential candidates in the upcoming presidential election in South Korea
#5229, 1 February 2017
IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor

Amit Kumar argues that optimism regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might be waning, with apprehensions increasingly being voiced in China
#5226, 29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5224, 19 January 2017
Spotlight West Asia
West Asia Six Years After the ‘Arab Spring’: Prognosis for 2017

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta assesses the political and security related developments of the past six years, and identifies the trajectories for 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
#5216, 31 December 2016
Red Affairs
A Bridge Over River Gurupriya

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray considers the challenges in the long overdue implementation of a project in an LWE-affected area
#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
#5213, 31 December 2016
J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state
#5210, 26 December 2016
Russia’s Search for New Ground in Pakistan
Adarsh Vijay analyses Russia's possible motivations for its increasing engagement with Pakistan
#5204, 14 December 2016
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Should India be Concerned?
Dr Anand Kumar discusses how the OBOR Initiative in Pakistan and Bangladesh can be advantageous for India
#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
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Indian and Chinese Energy Policies: Addressing Energy Needs and Climate Change
22 February 2017 , 1130-1300 hrs

   
A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar
7 February 2017 , 1100-1300 hrs



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EDITORIAL - The 12% mystery!
Daily Mirror, 4 November 2014
he Budget 2015 was everyone’s ‘darling’. It seemed to have brought a bag full of goodies with something for everyone. It also tried to address a serious issue faced by pensioners and senior citizens in the country.  The interests...

Enter the Dragon
The Sunday Times, 4 November 2014
No other country in Sri Lanka’s post-war history has wielded the influence, had the reach or commanded the servility that China today does. The bilateral relationship between the two nations has grown so rapidly that few have had the time, or...

Behind Indias Pakistan quandary
The Hindu, 4 November 2014
Pakistan’s annual ritual of raising the Kashmir issue and the outdated U.N. resolutions at the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) has been followed by similar statements in Pakistan, including by the Chief of Army Staff, Raheel Sharif. Young Bilawal...

NIA searches Jamaat operatives 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.

Nepal Ruling Parties Take Common Position on Contentious Issues
The New Indian Express, 4 November 2014
KATHMANDU: Nepal's ruling parties -- Nepali Congress(NC) and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) -- have come up with a common position on key issues of new constitution, form of government, judiciary and electoral system,...

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chn
Special Report 179
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: India's Northeast in 2015
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 176
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan's Militant Groups in 2015
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 174
IPCS Forecasts: Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 173
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik
Special Report 171
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen
Special Report 170
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Pakistan: A Hyper-national Security State
 
 

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