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#5276, 27 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 March 2017
#5275, 21 April 2017
Pakistan and the Panama Papers Verdict

Rana Banerji analyses the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and assesses the potential implications of the same

#5274, 20 April 2017
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: National Interests in a Globalised World

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera argues that the Sri Lankan government should take into account and assess its national interests while deciding on policies
#5272, 19 April 2017
Special Commentary
Jammu and Kashmir: A Saga of Neglect

Arun Chaudhary comments on the deteriorating situation in the state, drawing from his own experiences in the armed forces
#5271, 19 April 2017
West Asia
Obama, Trump, and Abiding Authoritarianism in Egypt

Derek Verbakel asks if there has been a policy shift in the US' approach towards Egypt and assesses the trajectory of Egypt's political situation
#5270, 14 April 2017
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5266, 12 April 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5265, 11 April 2017
Trump's Strike Against Syria: International Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian assesses the potential implications of US President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria's Shayrat air base
#5262, 10 April 2017
Operation Twilight: A Turning Point in Bangladesh
Angshuman Choudhury traces the evolving nature, capabilities and tactics employed by terrorist outfits in Bangladesh and the security forces' responses to them
#5261, 10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
#5259, 4 April 2017
Forecast 2017: Nepal
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses how Nepal fared in 2016 and identifies the challenges the country will have to overcome in 2017
#5257, 29 March 2017
India-Bangladesh: What to Expect During Prime Minister Hasina's Visit?
Dr Amit Ranjan assesses the New Delhi-Dhaka relationship in the context of Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina's, upcoming visit to India
#5256, 28 March 2017
The Strategist
The CPEC: Corridor to Chinese Coffers

Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar explores whether the economic benefits from the CPEC are destined for China and whether it is another lease-for-debt deal
#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
#5254, 22 March 2017
IPCS Discussion
2017 Indian Assembly Elections: How Did the States Vote?

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 March 2017
#5253, 22 March 2017
2017 Indian Assembly Elections
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: A Clear Mandate

Prerana Priyadarshi and Sarral Sharma analyse the outcome of the Legislative Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir
18 April 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
Development and Illicit Financial Integrity in Central and South Asia
11 April 2017 , 0930-1700 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 India’s 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 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.

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 Chéné
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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