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#5407, 11 December 2017
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the results of Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections and the potential near and long-term implications for Nepal and India 
#5406, 11 December 2017
Zimbabwe: Political Solutions to Legal Questions Undermine the Rule of Law
Phephelaphi Dube assesses the impact of the recent political changes in Zimbabwe for rule of law in the country and reflects on ongoing developments in South Africa
#5405, 6 December 2017
The Neglected Dimension of Iran’s Opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan's Independence
Pieter-Jan Dockx argues that Iran's opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan stems less from the Kurdish issue in its own territory and more from the Iraqi Kurds' relationship with Israel
#5398, 27 November 2017
The R4+S Approach for Afghanistan
Rajat Ahlawat analyses the US' R4+S strategy for Afghanistan and argues that this strategy is largely old wine in a new bottle and that it will be marred by several complexities 
#5394, 21 November 2017
The Pangsangh Alliance and the Future of Myanmar’s Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury says that there can be no peace in Myanmar without the cooperation and compliance of the northern EAOs
#5393, 15 November 2017
Special Commentary
Unpacking the Unprecedented Churning in Saudi Arabia

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta analyses the domestic and foreign policy dynamics in the unfolding changes in Saudi Arabia's political set-up
#5392, 15 November 2017
EU: Prospects of Reform Post the 2017 German Election
John Schabedoth assesses the impact of the 2017 German general election results on the prospects of EU reform
#5388, 6 November 2017
China's Signaling Under President Xi Jinping
Air Commodore Prashant Dikshit VM (G) traces the pattern in China's signaling to the world under the leadership of President Xi Jingping and makes projections
#5387, 6 November 2017
India-China Border Agreements: Political Negotiation Needed
Dr Amit Ranjan provides an overview of the colonial history of border agreements between India and China 
#5384, 26 October 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: Operation 'All Out' and Prospects for Winter

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain evaluates the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and makes projections for the upcoming winter in the state
#5383, 24 October 2017
Will the US' Pressure on Pakistan Deliver Results?
Dr Shalini Chawla evaluates the recent developments in the US-Pakistan relationship and explores whether Washington's pressure on Islamabad can deliver positive results
#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
#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
#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 
#5363, 15 September 2017
In Context: NA-120 Lahore By-election
Sarral Sharma contexualises the circumstances and relevance of the potential outcomes of the upcoming by-election for Lahore's National Assembly constituency, (NA)-120
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Ceasefire Violations in J&K: A Line on Fire
1 December 2017 , 1500-1630 hrs

   
Rehabilitation and Re-integration in Jammu & Kashmir
27 November 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
News
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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