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January 2008
DRDO's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
31 January 2008 Neha Kumar argues that the indigenous programme has not contributed substantially to India's deterrence capabilities
Ceasing the Ceasefire in Sri Lanka
30 January 2008 N Manoharan delves into the reasons why the Rajapakse government has abrogated the CFA
Why Do Naxals Hate NGOs? A Case Study of Bihar
30 January 2008 Kamla Singh observes that NGOs are beginning to undermine the legitimacy of Naxalites
Balancing Malaysia, Malaysian Indians and Tamil Nadu
30 January 2008 Vibhanshu Shekhar says New Delhi will increasingly need to balance its bilateral ties with the needs of diaspora Indians
Maoists Intrude into Uttarakhand
30 January 2008 Maitreya Buddha Samantaray assesses the factors responsible for the growing Maoist presence in Uttarakhand
Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the American Elections
25 January 2008 Avinash Godbole examines how the American presidential candidates have reacted to the Bhutto assassination
Northeast India's Border Roads
14 January 2008 Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman argues that building road infrastructure is critical to the region's development prospects
The Kunming Initiative: Going Beyond Governmental Reluctance
14 January 2008 Julien Levesque advocates granting greater autonomy to sub-national units to take the BCIM process forward
The Indian Prime Minister's Visit to China
14 January 2008 Bhartendu Kumar Singh hopes for more cooperative ventures that would consolidate the bilateral relationship
Recognition of Kosovo's Unilateral Secession: A Dangerous Precedent
14 January 2008 Report of IPCS Seminar held on 10 January 2008
Time to Revive India-Iran Relations
14 January 2008 M Shamsur Rabb Khan sets forth a rationale for improving ties between the two countries
Benazir's Assassination and the Future of Pakistan
14 January 2008 P R Chari assesses how events are likely to turn out for Pakistan in the wake of the killing of Bhutto
Is the US pursuing a Flawed Policy towards Pakistan?
14 January 2008 Harun ur Rashid argues that the US ought to pay greater attention to the democratic aspirations of the Pakistani people
Understanding Minority-Perpetrated Terrorism
14 January 2008 Firdaus Ahmed argues that the association of terrorist groups within India with radical Islam is tactical rather than strategic
A Government for the People and by the People
14 January 2008 Mohan Guruswamy criticizes the Indian state's approach to solving the Naxal problem
SAARC: Moving from Programmes of Cooperation to a Cooperative Programme
14 January 2008 Madhavi Bhasin argues that the regional organization needs a deeper culture of cooperation to succeed
2008 Pakistan Elections III: Party Manifestoes
8 January 2008 Dr. Suba Chandran and Gautam Chawla examine the positions of the major parties on some key issues facing the country
2008 Pakistan Elections II: Postponement and its Implications
8 January 2008 Dr. Suba Chandran and Gautam Chawla analyze the reasons for and reactions to the rescheduling of the polls in the country
Ethnic Violence and Communal Polarisation in Orissa's Kandhamal District
8 January 2008 Maitreya Buddha Samantaray argues for efforts to improve the human capital of the marginalized rather than focus on their religious affiliation
Securing Indian Jails against Naxal Threats
8 January 2008 Saumitra Mohan advocates immediate prison reforms to tackle the increasing jailbreaks by Naxalites
2008 Pakistan Elections I: A Backgrounder
4 January 2008 Dr. Suba Chandran and Gautam Chawla assess the relative strengths of Pakistan's politcal parties
School Dropouts Deepen Naxal Problem in Bihar
3 January 2008 Kamla Singh looks at how the Maoist ideology is affecting the eastern Indian state
The 2008 US Presidential Primaries: Competitive and Unpredictable
3 January 2008 Sayan Banerjee assesses the chances of the Democratic and Republican contenders in the run-up to the caucases
Benazir's Assassination: Implications for Pakistan's Democracy
3 January 2008 Ashok Sharma assesses the likely fallout of Bhutto's assassination on prospects for democracy and on Indo-Pak ties
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