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September 2017
An Interview with Dr Siegfried Hecker North Korea’s Nuclear Behaviour and US Diplomacy
30 September 2017 Modified version of an earlier interview conducted by Elisabeth Eaves for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, with additional questions from Ruhee Neog for IPCS
IPCS Debate India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?
29 September 2017 Govind Manoharan argues that prioritising the national security exception in this case is not legitimate or proportionate
IPCS Debate India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?
29 September 2017 Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that prioritising security is a state imperative and is also recognised as such by the Refugee Convention
Regional Economy India's Trade Options
28 September 2017 Prof Amita Batra identifies actionable recommendations that would be in India’s best interest
Special Commentary Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?
26 September 2017 Allyson Rimmer examines why omitting a clause that bans all weapons from entering outer space is an oversight that presents significant dangers
IPCS Discussion The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan
25 September 2017 Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
A Looming Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?
21 September 2017 Nopur Siingh analyses regional security dynamics in the context of North Korean proliferation
India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation: Contextualising Abe's Visit
21 September 2017 Shivani Singh considers the existing bottlenecks to the full implementation of the agreement in light of Abe's recent visit
Russia-Turkey: Implications of the New Arms Deal
21 September 2017 Monish Gulati examines the potential geopolitical implications of the recent Russia-Turkey agreement involving the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system 
Strategic Space The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now
18 September 2017 Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether the Ban Treaty may be able to facilitate universal nuclear disarmament
In Context: NA-120 Lahore By-election
15 September 2017 Sarral Sharma contexualises the circumstances and relevance of the potential outcomes of the upcoming by-election for Lahore's National Assembly constituency, (NA)-120
IPCS Discussion Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa
15 September 2017 Report on 'Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa', a book reading and discussion held on 30 August 2017
IPCS Discussion Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030
15 September 2017 Report of the discussion on Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030, held on 23 August 2017
Myanmar: Contextualising the Violence In Northern Rakhine
8 September 2017 Angshuman Choudhury argues that the 25 August attacks are part of a conflict continuum in the region
IPCS Discussion Dominant Narratives in Kashmir: Evolving Security Dynamics
8 September 2017 Report on 'Dominant Narratives in Kashmir: Evolving Security Dynamics', a discussion held on 17 August 2017
Pakistan: Census Complexities
7 September 2017 Rana Banerji analyses the implications of the country's sixth population census
East Asia Compass North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations
6 September 2017 Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the bilateral relationship in light of North Korea's latest nuclear test
China's Indian Ocean Strategy
6 September 2017 Tapan Bharadwaj examines the motivations for China's enhanced presence in the region
Maritime Matters Marine Mammal Stranding: Myth, Mystery and Facts
5 September 2017 Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the phenomenon of increasing numbers and incidents of marine mammals getting stranded ashore or washing aground in India
Doklam Dispute: Part-II Understanding the Tri-Junction Question
5 September 2017 Amb (Retd) VP Haran sheds light on the history of the border in the context of the India-China military standoff in the second part of the series
Doklam Dispute: Part I A Brief History
5 September 2017 Amb (Retd) VP Haran, in the first of this two-part series, explores the historical context of the border dispute
New Indian Defence Minister: A List of Priorities
5 September 2017 Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon says that Nirmala Sitaraman has the opportunity to orchestrate a transformation in India’s defence capabilities
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