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#5437, 19 February 2018
Belt and Road and US-China Relations in 2018
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy suggests that BRI, through CPEC, could be poised to become a key determinant of the bilateral dynamic in South and Central Asia
#5432, 13 February 2018
Dateline Colombo
Sri Lanka: The New Regime and the Revolution

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera draws comparisons between developments in the country since 2015 and the French Revolution
#5429, 7 February 2018
Sushma Swaraj in Nepal: Reinvigorating Bilateral Relations?
Dr Pramod Jaiswal analyses Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj's recent visit to Nepal and sheds light on responses to the visit in Nepal
#5426, 23 January 2018
Maritime Matters
Swarm Drones: Could they Shape the Future of Naval Warfare?

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that next-generation hybrid drone-missile unmanned systems may characterise the future naval realm
#5418, 9 January 2018
A Human Security Approach to Nuclear Disarmament
Shivani Singh considers the importance of human security norms in the disarmament discourse
#5417, 8 January 2018
Maritime Matters
Maritime Digital Trends in 2018

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that the ongoing digital transformation is highly disruptive and will dominate the maritime industry for many decades into the future
#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
#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
#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 
#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

#5402, 4 December 2017
Dateline Colombo
Changing Political Horizons in Sri Lanka?

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera reflects on Sri Lanka's political culture ahead of local and provincial elections in the country
#5397, 27 November 2017
Maritime Matters
Microbeads and Microfibre: A Big Challenge for Blue Economy

Dr Vijay Sakhuja analyses the impact of these minuscule materials on marine life
#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
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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