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Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states

The Myth of Home-Grown Terror-I
Mapping out the Dhaka Gulshan Attack

Angshuman Choudhury, in this two-part series, argues that recent events in Bangladesh call for a reclassification of the types of terrorism

Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead

Joint IPCS-Oval Observer Round-Table
Discussion Report: India’s Role in Building a Counter-Narrative to Isis Propaganda

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 09 December 2015

Islamic State in Af-Pak: The �Wilayat Khurasan� Conundrum
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at how factionalism within militant groups is being harnessed by the various regional stakeholders

Dateline Islamabad
Pakistan's Hurt Locker: What Next?

Prof Salma Malik lists and explains the immediate security priorities the government of Pakistan must address

Pakistan, Militancy and the New Paradigm
Will the Genie Want to Go Back?

Dr D Suba Chandran looks at the variegated approaches in dealing with militant outfits

IPCS Forecast: Islamic State in 2015
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at the militant group’s likely trajectory in the new year

Red Affairs
IPCS Forecast: Left-wing Extremism in 2015

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray identifies key trends in left-wing extremism that India is likely to witness in 2015

And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children

Dr D Suba Chandran reflects on the Peshawar attack of 16 December

Spotlight West Asia
Rise of the Islamic State: Implications for the Arab World

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta writes that there is a silver lining to the dark cloud of the rise of the Islamic State

China and the Uyghur Issue: Can the New Silk Route Really Help?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy suggests that the comprehensive success of China's Western Development Strategy depends on how it deals with the Uyghur Issue

Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi Movements
Saneya Arif explains why various Islamic movements rose and fell, and compares it to the rise of Wahhabism and the Islamic State

Foreign Fighters of Pakistan: Why Pashtuns and Punjabis?
Dr D Suba Chandran looks at the profile of combatants from South Asia fighting within the region

Myanmar: Why the Islamic State Failed Here
Aparupa Bhattacherjee explains the reasons behind the relative failure of the Islamic State towards gaining a foothold in Myanmar

External Commentaries
by IPCS Faculty

D Suba Chandran, Director, "No more a déjà vu, but a new war," The Hindu, 18 February 2015

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"Post Conflict South Asia: Why is Peace Protracted and Elusive?,"
 Rising Kashmir, 05 February 2015

Rana Banerji, Distinguished Fellow,
"Security threats to India in 2015,"
 The Hindu, 26 January 2015

Rana Banerji, Distinguished Fellow,
"Will 2015 be the year of the LeT?,"
 The Hindu, 10 January 2015

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer,
"Aggressive Hindu Radicalism: India’s Achilles Heel,"
 South Asian Voices, 16 December 2014

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer,
"Attack on minorities: Tearing Pakistan's social fabric,"
 South Asia Monitor, 9 November 2014

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"The return of the Eagle in West Asia,"
 The Hindu, 22 September 2014

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"Al-Qaida jihad call unlikely to echo in India,"
 The Tribune, 16 September 2014

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, Research Officer,
"The New Islamic Caliphate,"
 Rising Kashmir, 15 July 2014

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"Iraq, Syria and the ISIL: Lessons from West Asia,"
 Rising Kashmir, 18 June 2014

Rana Banerji, Distinguished Fellow,
"Expect retaliatory strikes by TTP on soft targets,"
 Daily Mail, 17 June 2014

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"The Honour Killing,"
 Rising Kashmir, 05 June 2014

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"Consensus on talks with Taliban,"
 The Tribune, 29 March 2014

Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow,
"Chinese Grip on Tibet, Buddhists,"
 The New Indian Express, 20 March 201

D Suba Chandran, Director,
"A tale of two Taliban,"
 The Hindu, 05 February 2014
Dealing with Dirty Wars
21 June 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs
IPCS Twentieth Anniversary Plenum Series: Security of Bangladesh in the South Asian Context
26 July 2016 , 1730-1900 hrs
India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015
IPCS Forecast Series
9 February 2015 , 1400-1700 hrs
Pakistan in 2015
28 January 2015 , 1500-1700 hrs
Southeast Asia: Rise of Religious Radicalism
18 July 2014 , 1000-1130 hrs
IPCS Reports
Pakistan’s Militant Groups in 2015
D. Suba Chandran
IPCS Special Report 174
January 2015

Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
IPCS Special Report 173
January 2015

West Asia in 2015
Amb Ranjit Gupta

IPCS Special Report# 168
January 2015
Al Qaeda Today: Transitions and Trajectories
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
IPCS Special Report# 165
October 2014
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus

IPCS Special Report 160
April 2014

Peace Audit Northeast: Implications of Ethnic Reorganization
HN Das
IPCS Special Report 159
March 2014

Peace Audit Northeast: A Roadmap to Restore Normalcy
SP Kar
IPCS Special Report 158
March 2014

Peace Audit Northeast: The Naxal Spread and its Local Linkages
Wasbir Hussain
IPCS Special Report 157
March 2014

Peace Audit Northeast: The Road to Peace in Manipur
Chitra Ahanthem
IPCS Special Report 156
March 2014


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