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#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
#5299, 16 June 2017
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain writes why summer 2017 in J&K will be about getting a mix of hard and soft power right, and makes recommendations towards the same
#5292, 7 June 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the changing nature of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir and identifies impending issues that need to be addressed.
#5241, 6 March 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that it would be imperative for India to identify key goals and develop an overarching detailed and comprehensive strategy vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
#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
#5217, 3 January 2017
India, Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia: Reading Between the Lines
Sarral Sharma analyses the recent Heart of Asia conference and the implications for Pakistan 
#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
#5194, 29 November 2016
Pakistan's New Army Chief and the Indo-Pak Dialogue Process
Sarral Sharma writes about the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's new army chief and its potential impact on the New Delhi-Islamabad dialogue process
#5193, 28 November 2016
J&K Focus
An Opportunity to Bring Heart Back to Kashmir

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that an opportunity is emerging for New Delhi to bring normalcy back to Kashmir, and recommends ways to utilise it
#5189, 23 November 2016
Gen Raheel Sharif’s Superannuation: Evolving Scenarios
Portia B. Conrad analyses the potential scenarios that could unfold with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif's superannuation
#5164, 2 November 2016
Kashmir Focus
After the Surgical Strikes

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses the security situation in J&K and identifies ways forward for India
#5141, 30 September 2016
India-Pakistan: Whither Surgical Strike?
Muhammad Faisal comments on the possibility, feasibility and potential implications of the recently announced 'surgical strike' by India
#5136, 23 September 2016
J&K Focus
From South Kashmir to Uri: The Strategic Connect

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the link between increasing unrest in Kashmir and the security challenges along India's western border
#5122, 9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Measuring Fragility: A Case Study of Pakistan

Sadia Tasleem in her review of Pakistan's scorecard on the Fragile States Index inquires about the definition of 'fragile' and the rationale of deeming a country fragile
#5121, 9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Fragility in Pakistan

Rana Banerji reviews the Fragile States Index's assessment of Pakistan for 2016 and says the parameters are more or less justified 
#5118, 5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Regional Power Play and Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 20 August 2016
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'
14 September 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
Dealing with Dirty Wars
21 June 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
News
Violence in Pakistan Kills at Least 13
New York Times, 24 October 2014
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A barrage of shootings and bombings shook the Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead in three separate attacks that each reflected a different facet of the violence afflicting Baluchistan Province.

Pakistan Taliban pledges allegiance to Isil
The Telegraph, 15 October 2014
A group of Pakistani Taliban commanders have declared their support for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and accepted its leader as their 'Caliph'.

Dhaka taking al-Qaeda threat “seriously”
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
Bangladesh government has taken the al-Qaeda chief’s announcement of a new wing in the Indian subcontinent “seriously” but said it would also look into the authenticity of the video message.

IM planned to send poison letters to kill targets: Delhi police
Hindu, 20 August 2014
Indian Mujahideen was planning to send letters “soaked with poison” to their targets to kill them, the Delhi Police has told a court in New Delhi in its charge sheet filed against six suspected men of the terror outfit in a case of allegedly...

Zarb-e-Azb: army claims 70 percent area of Mirali cleared
Daily Times, 28 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: The military on Sunday claimed that 70 percent of Mirali town and its neighbouring villages – the second largest stronghold of militants – has been cleared by the security forces. 

  Suicide Terrorism / Pakistan
Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 160
Naxalites' Urban Push: Will They Succeed?
R Venkata Ramani
Issue Brief 138
Drones of War: American Strategies across the Durand Line
D. Suba Chandran & Kate Swanson
Issue Brief 111
Pakistan: Politics, Religion & Extremism
Arshi Saleem Hashmi
Research Paper 21
Violence against Women in Swat: Why blame only Taliban?
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 97
Swat: A Chronology since 2006
Urvashi J Kumar
Special Report 68
books
Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia
D.Suba Chandran, ed.
New Delhi: Samskriti, 2006
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Much Ado About Nothing
 
 

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