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#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
#5403, 4 December 2017
IPCS Series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics
Investigating Crises in South Asia

Report of the discussion on Investigating Crises in South Asia held on 24 November 2017

#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 
#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
#5390, 14 November 2017
Strategic Space
‘Gas Chamber’ Cities and Dangers Nuclear

Dr Manpreet Sethi contextualises the fallout of nuclear use in the hazardous air quality across the Indo-Gangetic plain
#5388, 6 November 2017
China's Signaling Under President Xi Jinping
Air Commodore Prashant Dikshit VM (G) traces the pattern in China's signaling to the world under the leadership of President Xi Jingping and makes projections
#5384, 26 October 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: Operation 'All Out' and Prospects for Winter

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain evaluates the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and makes projections for the upcoming winter in the state
#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
#5382, 24 October 2017
Strategic Space
Meaningful Disarmament, Not Unnecessary Distractions

Dr Manpreet Sethi considers the importance of countries that are serious about nuclear disarmament mobilising global support for achievable targets

#5368, 25 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan

Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
#5363, 15 September 2017
In Context: NA-120 Lahore By-election
Sarral Sharma contexualises the circumstances and relevance of the potential outcomes of the upcoming by-election for Lahore's National Assembly constituency, (NA)-120
#5358, 7 September 2017
Pakistan: Census Complexities
Rana Banerji analyses the implications of the country's sixth population census
#5342, 22 August 2017
Strategic Space
Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether low numbers automatically help generate strategic stability
#5334, 2 August 2017
Special Commentary
Pakistan: The Nawaz Ouster

Rana Banerji analyses the ouster of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the implications of the same 
#5330, 19 July 2017
IPCS Discussion
Dealing with Dirty Wars

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 June, 2017
#5327, 17 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Jammu & Kashmir Policy: Innovative Solutions Needed

Sarral Sharma reviews the state-of-affairs in J&K and says New Delhi will require to employ innovative solutions to address the internal dimension of the security situation
  
News
[Editorial] Death in the name of Allah is inexplicable to decent men everywhere
Washington Times, 19 December 2014
Human decency died in Pakistan. Islamic extremists wielding weapons of mass hatred had forfeited any shred of respect from decent men and women everywhere, but the massacre of children in Peshawar sets them apart from the merely evil. They are monsters,...

[Editorial] Peshawar school attack: Arcs of extremism
The Independent, 19 December 2014
If escalating violence is the consequence of the massacre, then the Pakistani government will have failed

Peshawar school massacre: Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?
BBC News, 19 December 2014
For a nation that has lost more than 70,000 people in 13 years to terror attacks, it is not easy to talk of watersheds.

Yes, Pakistanis are united against terrorism. But not on terrorists
The Guardian, 19 December 2014
Militants who target India will always be good taliban. So an alleged architect of the Mumbai attack can be released two days after Peshawar.

Peshawar attack: the danger of desensitisation
ABC News, 18 December 2014
If Pakistan is to change after this week's school attack that killed 132 children, it must not allow this tragedy to join others as part of the national desensitised psyche, writes Samina Yasmeen.

[Editorial] The school killings in Pakistan
The Guardian, 17 December 2014
A massacre of the innocents which shows Islamist extremism at its most callous. But Pakistan’s own policies are also to blame.

How the Taliban groom child suicide bombers
BBC News, 15 December 2014
On a cold winter's day, a stream of relatives, neighbours and well-wishers come to see 10-year-old Naqibullah at his uncle's mud house in Pakistan's Balochistan province. They are happy to see him alive.

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'
BBC News, 10 December 2014
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday that she hopes to pursue a career in politics.

Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit
Reuters, 27 November 2014
South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's...

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.

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
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan's Militant Groups in 2015
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 174
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik
Special Report 171
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen
Special Report 170
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 160
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 154
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
Pakistan’s Internal Security Challenges: Will The Military Cope?
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 230
Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index
Lidia Leoni
Special Report 137
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
Cmde (Retd) C Uday Bhaskar reviews
What Motivates the Pakistani Taliban?
 
 

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