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#5271, 19 April 2017
West Asia
Obama, Trump, and Abiding Authoritarianism in Egypt

Derek Verbakel asks if there has been a policy shift in the US' approach towards Egypt and assesses the trajectory of Egypt's political situation
#5268, 13 April 2017
Trump Vs Obama: US Policy Towards Adversarial States
Kimberley Anne Nazareth on the elements of continuity and change in US strategy towards Syria, North Korea and Iran
#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
#5240, 28 February 2017
The ‘Two-State Solution’ in Israel-Palestine: An Accelerated Demise?
Derek Verbakel explores possible trajectories the Israel-Palestine issue will take with Donald Trump as the US president
#5231, 3 February 2017
Where is Egypt Headed?
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian traces the trajectory of Egypt's political history and asesses the current state-of-affairs
#5224, 19 January 2017
Spotlight West Asia
West Asia Six Years After the ‘Arab Spring’: Prognosis for 2017

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta assesses the political and security related developments of the past six years, and identifies the trajectories for 2017
#5184, 16 November 2016
The Precarious Politics of Post-‘Liberation’ Mosul
Derek Verbakel argues that the region, and Mosul in particular, will be prone to further cycles of violence
#5182, 15 November 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Battle for Mosul: Prospects for the Immediate Future

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta argues that Iraq’s misfortunes are unlikely to end with the defeat of the Islamic State
#5169, 7 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Trump Presidency

Kimberley Anne Nazareth considers the implications for the JCPOA under Donald Trump as president
#5159, 21 October 2016
After the Collapsed US-Russia Agreement, Advantage Assad
Derek Verbakel analyses the breakdown of the recent ceasefire in Syria and the potential outcomes of the same
#5153, 13 October 2016
Spotlight West Asia
The Battle for Aleppo and the Imminent Regional Shifts

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta explains the significance of Aleppo for Syrian President Bashar al Assad and identifies potential outcomes of the ongoing war in Syria
#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
#5144, 4 October 2016
Contextualising Iran: The Nixon and Obama Doctrines
Kimberley Anne Nazareth looks at the convergences and divergences in the two presidential doctrines
#5132, 19 September 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Will the US-Russia Deal on Syria Hold?

Amb (Retd) Ranjit Gupta analyses the prospects of the latest deal between Washington and Moscow on resolving the crisis in Syria
#5127, 14 September 2016
West Asia
The EU-Jordan Experiment: Towards Easing the Refugee Issue

Roshan Iyer analyses the recently concluded EU-Jordan free trade deal that attempts to address the unemployment issue among Syrian refugees in Jordan
#5114, 29 August 2016
Iraq's Hashd Militias: Ineluctable Politics on the Road to Mosul
Derek Verbakel analyses the potential implications of Office Order 91, which was recently announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
  
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
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: West Asia in 2015
Ranjit Gupta
Special Report 168
Developments in Syria and Iraq: Implications & Policy Options for India
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 254
Post-2014 Afghanistan: Policy Options for India and Iran
Rajeev Agarwal
Issue Brief 247
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
The Crisis State: Pakistans Security Dilemma
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 192
Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran: Radical Islam, Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security
Rana Banerji
Issue Brief 191
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: India as Catalyst
Ali Ahmed
Special Report 111
Afghanistan: Canada-India Policy Dialogue
Conference Report 33
 
 

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