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#5381, 10 October 2017
Maritime Matters
Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja discusses initiatives aimed at ensuring that water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable
#5378, 9 October 2017
East Asia Compass
Shinzo Abe’s North Korea Strategy

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra comments on the ways in which Abe is using the threat to advance his narrow domestic and foreign policy goals
#5373, 30 September 2017
An Interview with Dr Siegfried Hecker
North Korea’s Nuclear Behaviour and US Diplomacy

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
#5370, 28 September 2017
Regional Economy
India's Trade Options

Prof Amita Batra identifies actionable recommendations that would be in India’s best interest
#5369, 26 September 2017
Special Commentary
Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?

Allyson Rimmer examines why omitting a clause that bans all weapons from entering outer space is an oversight that presents significant dangers
#5367, 21 September 2017
A Looming Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?
Nopur Siingh analyses regional security dynamics in the context of North Korean proliferation
#5366, 21 September 2017
India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation: Contextualising Abe's Visit
Shivani Singh considers the existing bottlenecks to the full implementation of the agreement in light of Abe's recent visit
#5364, 18 September 2017
Strategic Space
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether the Ban Treaty may be able to facilitate universal nuclear disarmament
#5357, 6 September 2017
East Asia Compass
North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the bilateral relationship in light of North Korea's latest nuclear test
#5356, 6 September 2017
China's Indian Ocean Strategy
Tapan Bharadwaj examines the motivations for China's enhanced presence in the region
#5350, 31 August 2017
Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty: Addressing Normative Concerns
Shivani Singh considers the successes and failures of the recently adopted treaty
#5349, 29 August 2017
North Korea: Time to Focus on Minimisation, Not Denuclearisation
Rahul Raj argues that North Korea has reason to distrust the US and hold onto technology that levels the playing the field
#5348, 26 August 2017
IPCS Discussion
The Nuclear Future

Transcript of remarks made at the IPCS discussion, 'The Nuclear Future', on 8 August 2017
#5337, 13 August 2017
East Asia Compass
The US' Acrobatic Responses to the North Korean Riddle

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses the potential reasons for, and implications of, the US' policy stances towards North Korea
#5331, 19 July 2017
Strategic Space
Chinese Responsibility on DPRK: No ‘Theory’, Immutable Reality

Dr Manpreet Sethi evaluates the dimensions and potential implications of China's dismissal of its responsibility in resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis as mere theory
#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
  
News
[Editorial] Dealing with nuclear waste
The Korea Herald, 19 December 2014
The much awaited nuclear waste facility in Gyeongju will begin operations next year following final approval by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission last week.

[Editorial] Employment war arising
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
Employment rates have a critical impact on economic conditions and the growth of each nation and therefore determine social stability in the present and the future.

Moving backward
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
I had lunch with Srirak Plipat, Asia-Pacific director of Transparency International (TI), in Seoul on Nov. 21. He came to Korea as part of an Asian visit before the anticorruption watchdog released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Dec. 3.

The North Korea model for consumer complaints
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Don't like something? Just threaten retribution until it goes away. After all, it worked for some North Korean cyber-terrorists who didn't want Hollywood comedy The Interview to be released, writes Ben Pobjie.

[Editorial] More immigrants
The Korea Herald, 18 December 2014
Controversy recently erupted over a bill aimed at guaranteeing undocumented immigrant children the right to receive education and medical treatment. Some Koreans raised objections to using taxpayers’ money to care for the children of those who are...

[Editorial] Kim Jong-uns choice
The Korea Herald, 18 December 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be seen as having been successful in consolidating his control over the isolated regime since he took power in December 2011 following the sudden death of his father Kim Jong-il.

U.S. slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan
Reuters, 17 December 2014
The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision that may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

The Guardian view on Shinzo Abes re-election: it paid off, but it was no ringing endorsement
The Guardian, 16 December 2014
The results of the Japanese general election are, in one word, strange. The coalition led by the incumbent prime minister, Shinzo Abe, won a commanding two-thirds of the seats, and secured its hold on government for the next four years. But it did so...

[Editorial] Renewed mandate for Abe
The Korea Times, 16 December 2014
As expected, the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a landslide victory in Japan's parliamentary elections Sunday. Having maintained its two-thirds majority of the 475-seat lower house, Abe and the LDP will be able to push almost...

[Editorial] First three years of Kim III
The Korea Times, 15 December 2014
On Dec. 17, 2011, Kim Jong-un took power as North Korea's leader. It was the first third-generational succession of supreme power in communism's 100-year history. 

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Advancing India's relationship with Japan and South Korea: Quest for Middle Power Cooperation
Prakash Panneerselvam
Issue Brief 262
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Contemporary Taiwan: Domestic Politics, External Relations and India’s Interests
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 260
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: East Asia in 2015
Sandip Kumar Mishra
Special Report 175
Indias Strategy Towards the Koreas and Japan
Skand Tayal
Issue Brief 246
China and the ADIZ
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 148
The Russian Pivot to Asia Pacific
Baladas Ghoshal
Issue Brief 242
China and its Peripheries: Contentious Relations with North Korea
Ranjit Kumar Dhawan
Issue Brief 231
Upper House Elections & Political Stability in Japan: Abes Next Steps
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 228
Towards a New Asian Security Architecture?: India and Japan
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 223
India - South Korea Strategic Partnership
HE Joon-gyu Lee
Special Report 140
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Growing Tensions in South China Sea
Sonika Gupta
Issue Brief 213
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Japan and ASEAN
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 212
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Beijings Strategies towards South China Sea
Jayadeva Ranade
Issue Brief 211
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: The American Pivot and Rebalancing
PR Chari
Issue Brief 210
Elections in South Korea: Assessing Park's Victory
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 201
China & Japan: Tensions in East China Sea
Teshu Singh
Issue Brief 198
Book reviews
Angana Guha Roy reviews
Korean Unification: The G-20 Way
 
 

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