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#4517, 16 June 2014
Turmoil in West Asia
ISIL, Iraq and Securing Indiaís Interests

Adil Rasheed writes about securing India's interests in the face of the changing geopolitical and security scenarios in West Asia
#4448, 19 May 2014
Dateline Kabul
Talibanís Spring Offensive: Are the ANSF Prepared?

Mariam Safi analyses the Afghan National Security Forces' preparedness to tackle the Taliban's spring offensive this year
#4308, 14 February 2014
Taliban Tracker
TTP under Mullah Fazlullah: What Next for the Pakistani Taliban?

D Suba Chandran analyses the implications of Mullah Fazlullah's accession as the head of the Pakistani Taliban leadership, for the outfit.
#4297, 7 February 2014
Taliban Tracker
Talks with the TTP: How Far will the State Go?

D Suba Chandran analyses the likely course of the Pakistani State's negotiations with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, and the potential outcomes of the same.
#3786, 8 January 2013
Af-Pak Diary: Decoding Hakimullah Mehsudís Talks Offer
D Suba Chandran analyses the strategic implications of Hakimullah's recent video message
#3619, 14 May 2012
Reading Pakistan: How does Pakistan see the War on Terrorism?
D Suba Chandran argues that violence and extremism in Pakistan is not a post-9/11 phenomenon alone
#3509, 8 December 2011
Self-immolations in Tibet-I: Wider Implications
Bhavna Singh attributes the recent spate of self-immolations to severe psychological despair among Tibetans
#3335, 23 February 2011
Can the Taliban be convinced to renounce al Qaeda?
Radha Vinod Raju explores the prospects of Taliban’s renunciation of al Qaeda
#3271, 3 November 2010
An Attack on Sufism
Radha Vinod Raju discusses the threat posed by Wahabism to Sufism
#2988, 23 October 2009
Foreign Hand in Iran Bombing?
M Mahtab Alam Rizvi considers the allegation of foreign involvement in recent suicide bombings
#2635, 31 July 2008
Acting in National Interest? ISI's role in Embassy Attack in Kabul
Prashant Hosur assesses the ISI's purported involvement in the attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul
#2622, 13 July 2008
Meeting the Challenge of the Kabul Blast
Dipankar Banerjee argues for an appropriate and stronger Indian response to terrorist attacks
#2621, 13 July 2008
Religious Nationalism is not Dead Yet
Abhishek Raman criticizes the Shiv Sena's call for the formation of Hindu suicide squads
#2596, 13 June 2008
An Inquiry into Suicide Terrorism: Psychological Perspectives
Kanica Rakhra delves into the mental conditioning of suicide bombers
#2586, 4 June 2008
Q&A: Attack on Danish Embassy in Islamabad
D Suba Chandran and Devyani Srivastava profile the attack on the Scandinavian embassy in Pakistan
#2453, 28 December 2007
Who Killed Benazir?
Siddharth Ramana analyzes the events leading up to the former Pakistani Prime Minister's assassination

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Internal Developments in Myanmar: The Road Ahead
19 April 2012 , 1030 - 1300 hours


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Securing Indian Cities: Learning from European Experiences
9 December 2011 , 1200 - 1400 hours

Sri Lankan army surrounds Jaffna dailyís office
The Hindu, 19 May 2014
Sri Lankan army personnel rounded up the offices of the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper, its employees said on Sunday.

Suicide Attack Kills 12 in Afghanistanís Panjshir Valley
The New York Times, 1 May 2014
A suicide car bombing killed at least 12 people, including at least five security force members, in Panjshir Province on Thursday, in an attack that struck at the symbolic heart of resistance to the Taliban’s rule and the Soviet occupation.

Taliban kill nine including foreigners in Kabul hotel attack
Indian Express, 21 March 2014
Taliban gunmen killed nine people, including four foreigners, in an attack on a luxury hotel used by United Nations’ staff in Kabul on Thursday, before being shot dead in a shootout with Afghan security forces, police and government officials said.

Suicide bomber kills nine in Peshawar
Dawn, 14 March 2014
An explosion took place on Friday in Sarband, an area in the suburbs of Peshawar killing nine persons and wounding 47 others, DawnNews quoted police sources as saying.

US plans 280 mn military aid to Pakistan, cuts civilian aid
Indian Express, 5 March 2014
Arguing that Pakistan will remain a key player in counter terrorism post-2014, the US has proposed USD 280 million in military assistance to the country, although it wants to cut civilian aid in an effort to acknowledge India’s concerns about misuse...

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Iran and the Nuclear Conundrum: A War in Waiting?
J Jeganaathan
Issue Brief 195
Afghanistan & the International Community: Limitations of Engagement
Aryaman Bhatnagar
Issue Brief 194
The Crisis State: Pakistanís Security Dilemma
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 192
Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran: Radical Islam, Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security
Rana Banerji
Issue Brief 191
Suicide Terrorism in Pakistan: An Assessment
Jeremie Lanche
Special Report 84
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
Conference Report 15
Swat: A Chronology since 2006
Urvashi J Kumar
Special Report 68
Afghanistan: Talking to Taliban
Mayank S Bubna
Issue Brief 94
Suicide Terrorism (Jul-Dec 2007): A Review
Kanica Rakhra
Special Report 55
JAMMU & KASHMIR: Suicide & Suicidal Attacks - A Chronology (2004-2005)
Rekha Chakravarthi
Special Report 24
Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia
D.Suba Chandran, ed.
New Delhi: Samskriti, 2006
Book reviews
Eleni Arzoglou reviews
The Martyrdom of Palestinian Female Suicide Bombers

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