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January 2009
Gorshkov Deal: India’s Helplessness with Russia
31 January 2009 Laxman Kumar Behera argues that India must quicken the pace of the diversification of its defence suppliers
Courting Astana: Nazarbeyev’s India Visit and Beyond
30 January 2009 Raghav Sharma looks at the significance of the Kazakhstan President’s visit on the occasion of India’s Republic Day
Not Quite an Empty Threat
29 January 2009 Firdaus Ahmed points out that the argument Pakistan has a high nuclear threshold is only a cover for Indian hardliners pushing limited war
26/11: Yellow Journalism versus State Intervention
29 January 2009 Alok Kumar Gupta suggests that self-regulation by the media would be better than the government enacting draconian laws
Obama's New American Era: Pakistan's Policy Options
26 January 2009 Rabia Akhtar advocates Pakistan taking a more proactive approach to counter US pressure in the war on terror
India and the 'Global NATO': Expectations and Reservations
26 January 2009 Sonali Huria outlines the problems that a India-NATO partnership is likely to pose
Engaging a Reluctant Pakistan
26 January 2009 Ali Ahmed outlines measures that need to be taken to bring Islamabad on board more fruitfully in the war on terror
Obama and India
21 January 2009 Rajeswari Rajgopalan analyzes some of the key factors that are likely to determine the future trajectory of Indo-US relations
President Obama and the Challenges of our Times
20 January 2009 Dipankar Banerjee strikes a note of caution as the new American President takes office
The Infamous Arges Grenades of South Asia
20 January 2009 Prashant Dikshit profiles the use of the Austrian grenades in various terrorist incidents in the region
Cross-LoC Trade: Prospects and Problems
20 January 2009 KD Maini urges for better communication facilities and easing of restrictions on the trade
Policy Options on Pakistan: What India Should Not Do
20 January 2009 Rekha Chakravarthi outlines certain missteps that New Delhi would do well to avoid while dealing with Pakistan
Policy Options on Pakistan: What India Should Do
19 January 2009 Devyani Srivastava argues that New Delhi has only so far engaged in one-upmanship while dealing with Islamabad post-26/11
Implications of Indian Foreign Secretary's Visit to Sri Lanka
19 January 2009 Mayank S Bubna is critical of New Delhi's position on Colombo's all-out war against the LTTE
The NC-Congress Coalition in J&K: Reasons to be Cautious
18 January 2009 Tahir Ashraf Siddiqui highlights the history of past coalitions between the two parties to strike a note of warning
Mohammad Ahsan Dar's Arrest: End of the Road for Hizbul?
18 January 2009 Amin Masoodi views the arrest of the militant leader as a major setback for the Kashmiri outfit
J&K Elections: Analysis & Policy Implications
18 January 2009 Report of IPCS Seminar held on 6 January 2008
Terrorism and Rising Security Concerns in West Bengal
15 January 2009 Maitreya Buddha Samantaray outlines the multiple security problems that the state is faced with
Change Has Come to J&K
13 January 2009 M Shamsur Rabb Khan argues that it is now up to the central and state governments to make best use of the popular mandate
LTTE on the Run
11 January 2009 RR Vinod argues that the LTTE will be unable to come back in force from its current series of setbacks
Should India Join NATO to Combat Terrorism?
8 January 2009 Sanjay Kumar argues that India should open a strategic dialogue with NATO on issues of common concern
Western Rajasthan Becoming a Transit Route for Narcotics
8 January 2009 Alok Kumar Gupta talks about the security implications of the narcotics trade along the international border
Sri Lanka in 2008: A Tale of Two Fires
8 January 2009 N Manoharan reviews the events of the past year in Sri Lanka
Insurgencies, Splits, Terror
6 January 2009 Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman criticizes central and state government tactics used in attempts to resolve insurgencies in Northeast India
Awami League's Victory in Bangladesh and Relations with India
5 January 2009 Harun ur Rashid calls for India to take greater initiatives to develop and maintain friendly relations with its smaller neighbour
Changing Complexion of Terror Attacks in India
4 January 2009 Anand Kumar traces the changing nature of terrorism in India.
Naxalism in Decline in Bihar
4 January 2009 Satish Kumar analyses the factors behind the slow but steady petering out of Naxalism in its Bihar heartland
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