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#5276, 27 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 March 2017
#5274, 20 April 2017
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: National Interests in a Globalised World

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera argues that the Sri Lankan government should take into account and assess its national interests while deciding on policies
#5266, 12 April 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#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
#5262, 10 April 2017
Operation Twilight: A Turning Point in Bangladesh
Angshuman Choudhury traces the evolving nature, capabilities and tactics employed by terrorist outfits in Bangladesh and the security forces' responses to them
#5259, 4 April 2017
Forecast 2017: Nepal
Dr Pramod Jaiswal assesses how Nepal fared in 2016 and identifies the challenges the country will have to overcome in 2017
#5257, 29 March 2017
India-Bangladesh: What to Expect During Prime Minister Hasina's Visit?
Dr Amit Ranjan assesses the New Delhi-Dhaka relationship in the context of Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina's, upcoming visit to India
#5250, 21 March 2017
Dateline Colombo
Re-building Sri Lanka: An Island at a Crossroads

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes that there are three potential options Sri Lanka could consider in order to bring credibility and results to the reconciliation process
#5243, 16 March 2017
Nepal: Local Body Elections Amid Uncertainty
Pramod Jaiswal assesses the build up to and the prospects of Nepal's upcoming local body elections
#5237, 18 February 2017
Forecast 2017: Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera assesses how Sri Lanka fared in 2016 and makes recommendations for 2017
#5235, 15 February 2017
The Strategist
Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar illustrates why the pulling away from multilateral alliances and the potential for new strategic orientation would appear to be the new norm
#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
#5219, 6 January 2017
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory
#5218, 3 January 2017
Special Commentary
India’s Nuclear Energy Policy: Bottlenecks to Implementation

Niharika Tagotra argues that India's legislative-regulatory mechanism is inadequate for its ambitious nuclear energy programme
#5209, 26 December 2016
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lankan Foreign Policy: Diaspora and Lobbying

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera argues for a reorientation of the country's external relations in a multipolar world
#5208, 21 December 2016
Strategic Space
Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that brinksmanship strategies that appear to be working raise the salience of nuclear weapons and increase their attraction for proliferation
  
News
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.

[Editorial] Inequality and growth
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
Arguments that income inequality has an impact on economic growth have been accepted only vaguely because of a lack of rich empirical studies. But the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently concluded through research that...

Russia’s 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.

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...

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Fragile States Index 2016: A Review
Special Report 184
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: Bangladesh in 2015
Delwar Hossain
Special Report 177
IPCS Forecasts: Nepal in 2015
Pramod Jaiswal
Special Report 169
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bangladesh
Sanjay Bhardwaj
Issue Brief 251
BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
IPCS Interview
Special Report 163
Afghanistan Elections 2014: Positive Vote, Future of Taliban & the Challenges Ahead
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 161
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Maldives
N Manoharan
Issue Brief 250
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
Issue Brief 249
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bhutan
Medha Bisht
Issue Brief 248
Afghanistan 2014: BSA, Internal Security, Taliban & Indian Strategy
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 149
Peace Audit Nepal
Special Report 146
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
Bhutan Elections 2013: Triumph of Democracy
Marian Gallenkamp
Special Report 144
books
Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014: Stability and Instability in South Asia
D Suba Chandran & P R Chari (eds.)
SAGE, New Delhi
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas
 
 

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