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#5339, 17 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
The State and the States: The Northeast in the Centre's Vision

Sanjoy Hazarika and Niyati Singh consider the Centre's policy initiatives towards the region
#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
#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
#4930, 9 November 2015
Looking East
Meghalaya: The High Court Push for Army Act

Wasbir Hussain explains Meghalaya's security situation and the recent High Court directive to the Centre on the AFSPA
#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
#4848, 9 March 2015
Looking East
Dimapur Lynching: Mirror to Nagaland’s Security Scene

Wasbir Hussain examines governance and law and order problems in the state
#4826, 2 February 2015
Looking East
Insurgency in Northeast India: The Chinese Link

Wasbir Hussain explains why insurgency cannot be controlled unless the flow of small arms to the region is checked
#4731, 7 November 2014
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: Designs and Network in India
N Manoharan writes about the need for increased cooperation between India and Bangladesh, in the wake of the Burdwan blasts
#4315, 17 February 2014
Red Affairs
Maoists in the Northeast: Reality and Myth-Making

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the ‘threat’ posed by Maoist ideology
#4268, 20 January 2014
Year in Review
Northeast 2013: A Year of Peace and Violence

Rani Pathak Das presents an annual round-up
#3814, 13 February 2013
India’s Northeast: Islamist Militancy in Assam?
Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the truth in the assertion of the presence of fundamentalist-backed militancy
#2883, 2 June 2009
Surrendering a Failed Policy
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman calls on New Delhi to reform its policy on surrenders by insurgents in Northeast India
#2862, 5 May 2009
Tackling Insurgency In Assam
Ali Ahmed calls for creative civil society action to bridge the gap between military action and political initiatives
#2812, 18 February 2009
Indian Vice President’s Visit to Myanmar: Cementing India-Myanmar Ties
K Yhome assesses the implications of the Indian leader’s visit
Dealing with Dirty Wars
21 June 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs


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Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship
2 May 2016 , 1400-1600 hrs

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NSCN-K transit camp busted
The Assam Tribune, 13 January 2014
The Assam Rifles busted an ‘adhoc transit camp’ of NSCN-K and recovered arms, ammunition, and huge quantity of rice recently. Two NSCN-K cadres, including an officer who was in charge of Chenmoho under Aboi PS, Mon, were also apprehended...

Four ANVC-B ultras killed in Garo Hills
The Assam Tribune, 12 January 2014
The killing of four ANVC (B) militants and the recovery of a huge cache of arms, ammunition and bomb making equipment have been termed as the biggest achievement of the police in the Garo Hills over the past six months. The incident happened in...

NSCN(IM) behind Naga Rengma outfit
The Assam Tribune, 10 January 2014
The Naga Rengma Hill Protection Force, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in...

Two Bodo militants killed in encounter
The Hindu, 10 January 2014
Two National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sonbijit) militants were shot dead in an encounter with a joint team of the Army and police in Assam’s Kokrajhar district near the inter-State border with West Bengal, police sources said on Thursday.

Sumi community to delink relationship with NSCN (IM)
The Sentinel, 9 January 2014
Against the backdrop of the December 21 Aghuito incident and the subsequent “flush out” of NSCN (IM) cadres from Mukalimi Designated Camp on December 30, the Sumi community on Tuesday resolved to “delink” its relationship with...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government 
IPCS-CDPS Policy Brief
Special Report 166
Naxalites' Urban Push: Will They Succeed?
R Venkata Ramani
Issue Brief 138
India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Strengthening an Integrated Economic Space
Dr. Amita Batra
Issue Brief 107
India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Chinese Interests and Strategies
Srikanth Kondapalli
Issue Brief 106
India’s Northeast: The Super-highway to Southeast Asia?
Wasbir Hussain
Issue Brief 105
Linking India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Security Implications
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Issue Brief 104
Terrorism and Armed Violence in India: An Analysis of Events in 2008
Devyani Srivastava
Special Report 71
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011: The Promise and Threat of Transformation
Edited by D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India

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