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#5398, 27 November 2017
The R4+S Approach for Afghanistan
Rajat Ahlawat analyses the US' R4+S strategy for Afghanistan and argues that this strategy is largely old wine in a new bottle and that it will be marred by several complexities 
#5383, 24 October 2017
Will the US' Pressure on Pakistan Deliver Results?
Dr Shalini Chawla evaluates the recent developments in the US-Pakistan relationship and explores whether Washington's pressure on Islamabad can deliver positive results
#5379, 9 October 2017
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles
Rajat Ahlawat assesses the current deployment structures and likely roles the new US troops will be deployed for, in Afghanistan
#5374, 4 October 2017
Kabul Security: The NUG's Achilles Heel?
Bismellah Alizada assesses the security situation in Kabul and the broader political implications the current state-of-affairs could trigger
#5341, 22 August 2017
Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
Rana Banerji weighs in on Donald Trump's long-awaited pronouncement on his administration's  approach to Afghanistan
#5340, 17 August 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Afghanistan Relations: Innovating Continuity

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy reviews India's Afghanistan policy under the Modi government 
#5330, 19 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
Dealing with Dirty Wars

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 June, 2017
#5326, 14 July 2017
Global Warming-Induced Migration: An International Convention Needed
John Schabedoth analyses the implications of global warming-induced migration for international relations and argues that a binding international convention will be needed
#5261, 10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
#5249, 21 March 2017
Afghanistan and the Attempted Exhumation of the QCG
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy says that the US seeks to revive the relevance of the QCG with an objective to remain in the 'lead' on the Afghan issue
#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 
#5201, 12 December 2016
IPCS Discussion
Women & Public Policy Journal [Vol. 2] Launch: 'Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024)'

Niharika Tagotra reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 26 November 2016
#5160, 26 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI Afghanistan: Limited Scope for Use

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy examines if the FSI can and does adequately account for the role of transnational forces in shaping the situation in Afghanistan
#5149, 10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
#5147, 6 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI’s Broader Conclusions: Methodology, Empirical Trends and Current Realities

Dr TCA Raghavan gives an Indian perspective on FSI 2016’s representation of broad trends between 2007-2016
  
News
The brave women fighting for Afghanistan's future
BBC News, 8 December 2014
Taller than her classmates, when she waves a small Afghan flag, it flutters above a sea of white headscarves in the courtyard of the Zarghuna Girls' School in Kabul.

Afghanistan: Can pomegranates power the economy?
BBC News, 5 December 2014
As delegates gather in London for a conference on Afghanistan, the prospects for reducing the reliance on foreign aid are increasingly focused on two sectors of the economy: agriculture and hydrocarbons.

Afghanistan’s challenges ahead
The Independent, 4 December 2014
Let it not be said that the West’s intervention in Afghanistan, at a cost of $1trn (£639bn) and the loss of 453 British lives, has achieved nothing: today, after nationwide elections and the first ever democratic handover of power, the country...

Viewpoint: Can China bring peace to Afghanistan?
BBC News, 2 December 2014
China is emerging from the shadows to pledge to play a major role in peacemaking in Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the month, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid.

The Taliban’s Reign of Terror
New York Times, 2 December 2014
Militant gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan in late November, deepening the government’s struggle against an outbreak of the disease that is threatening neighboring countries.

Left to the mercy of the Taliban
BBC News, 27 November 2014
Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have emigrated to the US but others have been blacklisted, refused a visa, and left in grave danger.

Pakistan air strikes target Haqqani insurgents
The Guardian, 26 November 2014
An insurgent group known for its deadly attacks on US forces in Afghanistan has been targeted by Pakistani military aircraft in what is believed to be the first such strike on a group long accused of enjoying the secret backing of Pakistan’s army.

The forbidding new test for prospective refugees
ABC News, 13 November 2014
In 2012, an Afghan truckie facing a Taliban death threat was told he didn't need a protection visa. The High Court yesterday said the decision was made in error, but with new laws on the way, that's irrelevant, writes Michael Bradley.

A new government brings hope of change in Afghanistan
BBC News, 11 November 2014
Maybe it is because there is a deep sigh of relief that the country has survived a months-long political crisis over a presidential election torn by fraud and two powerful camps adamant that they had won.

Rula Ghani, the woman making waves as Afghanistan’s new first lady
The Guardian, 7 November 2014
When Ashraf Ghani gave his inaugural speech as he entered Afghanistan’s presidential palace in September, he did something few people expected of their country’s new leader – he praised the work of his wife Rula, and thanked her for...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chéné
Special Report 179
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Afghanistan
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Issue Brief 252
Afghanistan Elections 2014: Positive Vote, Future of Taliban & the Challenges Ahead
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 161
Post-2014 Afghanistan: Policy Options for India and Iran
Rajeev Agarwal
Issue Brief 247
Afghanistan 2014: BSA, Internal Security, Taliban & Indian Strategy
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 149
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
Zero Option & Afghan Stability: Karzai, Obama and the High Stakes in Afghanistan
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 227
Winning or Failing in Afghanistan: Implications of Regional and Global Security
H.E Shaida M. Abdali
Special Report 141
India-Iran Relations: Past, Present and Future
Special Report 135
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Iran and the Nuclear Conundrum: A War in Waiting?
J Jeganaathan
Issue Brief 195
Afghanistan & the International Community: Limitations of Engagement
Aryaman Bhatnagar
Issue Brief 194
Iran, International Community & Nuclear Weapons: The Multiple Narratives
Abhijit Iyer Mitra , Ruhee Neog and Tanvi Kulkarni
Issue Brief 193
books
Missing Boundaries: Refugees, Migrants, Stateless and Internally Displaced Persons in South Asia
PR Chari, Mallika Joseph and Suba Chandran (Ed)
New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2003
Book reviews
Raghav Sharma reviews
Losing the Battle Against Islamic Radicalism
 
 

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