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#5420, 12 January 2018
Can India Complement and Gain from China’s Belt And Road Initiative?
Sreejith S Nair assesses the opportunities and challenges posed by the Chinese initiative
#5419, 11 January 2018
Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir
Ayan Tewari highlights the need for addressing the socio-psychological needs of the youth to reduce future disruptions in the valley. 
#5416, 5 January 2018
Indian Foreign Policy and the Hafiz Saeed Problem
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra weighs in on the implications of Walid Abu Ali's presence at a Hafiz Saeed rally in Pakistan
#5414, 2 January 2018
Doklam and the India-US Strategic Relationship
Pieter Jan-Dockx considers the arguments that seek to explain the US' failure to explicitly support India during the military standoff
#5413, 1 January 2018
The Strategist
No Responsible Steward of Nuclear Weapons, This

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar on the repercussions of the logic that drives Pakistan's nuclear policy
#5412, 29 December 2017
Maritime Matters
India and Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues for the pooling of national resources to augment regional cooperation among the littorals
#5410, 26 December 2017
Trump and Jerusalem: Long Term Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian analyses the big picture issues related to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and related developments that ensued
#5409, 20 December 2017
Strategic Space
India-EU Partnership for Non-Proliferation: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr Manpreet Sethi on why there is renewed opportunity to bridge the bilateral estrangement on nuclear non-proliferation
#5408, 12 December 2017
IPCS Series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics
Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire

Report of the discussion on ‘Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire’ held on 1 December 2017
#5407, 11 December 2017
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses the results of Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections and the potential near and long-term implications for Nepal and India 
#5406, 11 December 2017
Zimbabwe: Political Solutions to Legal Questions Undermine the Rule of Law
Phephelaphi Dube assesses the impact of the recent political changes in Zimbabwe for rule of law in the country and reflects on ongoing developments in South Africa
#5401, 1 December 2017
IPCS Discussion
How the BJP Wins: Inside India’s Greatest Election Machine

Report of a discussion of Prashant Jha’s latest book: ‘How the BJP Wins: Inside India’s Greatest Election Machine’, held on 24 November 2017. 
#5400, 28 November 2017
COP-23 Climate Negotiations: Politics Over Just Commitments
Garima Maheshwari analyses the unfolding developments at COP-23 and their implications for global climate change related policymaking
#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 
#5396, 22 November 2017
In Memoriam
Ambassador Howard B Schaffer

Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar writes on Amb Howard Schaffer's life and legacy
#5395, 21 November 2017
Why are Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives Bound to Fail?
Shivani Singh identifies three challenges that stand in the way of disarmament efforts
  
News
Russias ambassador to India: the quotable Alexander Kadakin
Reuters, 10 December 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is coming to India this week to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to discuss ways to improve relations.

Indias weapons plans raise specter of nuclear arms race in Asia
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India has embarked on a series of crucial weapons-systems tests that will result in the first deployment by air, sea and land of nuclear weapons by rival powers in Asia, in 2016.

Deal for BrahMos 'Mini Missile' likely during Vladimir Putin's visit
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India and Russia are likely to ink a key deal for the joint development of a BrahMos 'mini missile' during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week.

Indian Navy keen on developing Tuticorin Port as a Naval Base
Defence News, 9 December 2014
Indian Navy is planning to further develop the port capabilities of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to be able to make it as one of its forward operating base, a senior naval official has said.

Why furious fightback sisters gripped India
BBC News, 2 December 2014
Two sisters who were filmed beating up men who were allegedly sexually harassing them on a bus in India, have been met with a chorus of adulation on social media. Within 24 hours the sisters became celebrities.

Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister
ABC News, 18 November 2014
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has delivered a historic address to Federal Parliament in Canberra, saying he sees Australia as a major economic partner.

Sydney reception for India PM Modi after G20
BBC News, 18 November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a large Indian community at a reception in Sydney during his current visit to Australia, the first by an Indian leader in 28 years.

[Editorial] New era for Australia-India ties
The Australian, 17 November 2014
IT would be hard to overstate the economic, political and strategic significance of the official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, beginning today. Not since 1986, when Bob Hawke was in The Lodge and Rajiv Gandhi had been drafted into power...

Defence, Aerospace sector to offer $200 billion business opportunity
Defence News, 14 November 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian defence and aerospace industry will offer business opportunity in the range of $200 billion in the next 15 years, former Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development V K Saraswat said today.

Indo-Israeli LR-SAM Crucial for Defence of Indian Naval ships
Defence News, 14 November 2014
NEW DELHI: There is finally some hope for frontline Indian warships being commissioned without an adequate "area defence weapon" to guard against enemy aircraft, drones, missiles and helicopters. 

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Imagined Wounds: The False Grievance behind India’s Maoist Movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 30
Three Years of the Modi Government
Special Report 191
Policy Brief | Indo-Dutch Cooperation on Sustainable Futures
Special Report 190
Policy Brief | Revamping India’s Renewable Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
Special Report 189
Indian and Chinese Energy Policies: Addressing Energy Needs and Climate Change
Special Report 188
BCIM Economic Corridor: Facilitating Sub-Regional Development
Roshan Iyer
Special Report 187
A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar
Special Report 186
REXIT Impact: Flipping the Coin
Prerana Priyadarshi
Issue Brief 263
India's Panda: The rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 29
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
Special Report 183
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
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: India's Northeast in 2015
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 176
IPCS Forecasts: Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 173
Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government 
IPCS-CDPS Policy Brief
Special Report 166
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New Thinking on India's Emerging Security Challenges
 
 

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