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#5381, 10 October 2017
Maritime Matters
Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja discusses initiatives aimed at ensuring that water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable
#5376, 4 October 2017
The Strategist
The Curious Case of USS McCain

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar considers the vulnerabilities of computerised warship systems to cyber-attacks
#5372, 29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Govind Manoharan argues that prioritising the national security exception in this case is not legitimate or proportionate
#5371, 29 September 2017
IPCS Debate
India's Rohingya Policy: Is it Legally Sound?

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues that prioritising security is a state imperative and is also recognised as such by the Refugee Convention
#5364, 18 September 2017
Strategic Space
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether the Ban Treaty may be able to facilitate universal nuclear disarmament
#5360, 8 September 2017
Myanmar: Contextualising the Violence In Northern Rakhine
Angshuman Choudhury argues that the 25 August attacks are part of a conflict continuum in the region
#5356, 6 September 2017
China's Indian Ocean Strategy
Tapan Bharadwaj examines the motivations for China's enhanced presence in the region
#5347, 26 August 2017
Fifty Years of ASEAN: Between Assertion and Reinvention
Angshuman Choudhury cautions that geopolitics and structural issues may restrain the organisation from realising its ambitious new agenda
#5326, 14 July 2017
Global Warming-Induced Migration: An International Convention Needed
John Schabedoth analyses the implications of global warming-induced migration for international relations and argues that a binding international convention will be needed
#5296, 15 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-ASEAN Relations: Progress and Possibilities

Amb (Retd) Rajiv Bhatia offers an evaluation keeping in view recent history and the changing power dynamics in the region
#5277, 27 April 2017
China-Philippines Ties: Lessons for India and Japan
Tapan Bharadwaj considers the opportunities for India and Japan to re-engage with Southeast Asia
#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
#5228, 31 January 2017
India: Acting East after the End of the TPP
Roshan Iyer analyses the status of the RCEP and argues that India's attractive market can be an asset only if it strategically leverages it to its benefit
#5220, 9 January 2017
India and Vietnam: Strengthening Bilateral Relations
Amruta Karambelkar reflects on recent high-level visits to India to analyse the nature of bilateral ties
#5212, 31 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Trump and “America First”: The End of the Asia-Pacific Pivot?

Akanksha Narain considers the impact of the president-elect’s foreign policy outlook towards Southeast Asia
#5211, 27 December 2016
Indonesia: Secularism and Domestic Politics
Amb Navrekha Sharma says that recent developments in the country foretell a grim future for its image as a modern, secular and pluralist democracy
  
News
After a ragged year, where to for Abbott?
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Since the budget the Government has lost a mountain of political capital for little or no gain. So as it ends 2014, what does it need to do in 2015? Tony Abbott's former adviser Terry Barnes writes.

Abbott's mature rhetoric on the Sydney siege
ABC News, 18 December 2014
Tony Abbott's decision to pull back on using terrorism terminology for the Sydney siege and paint Man Haron Monis as simply an unhinged individual is a prudent move to stifle terrorist propaganda, writes Kasun Ubayasiri.

[Editorial] Chilling terror act brought central Sydney to a halt
The Australian, 17 December 2014
WHATEVER the deranged motivation behind yesterday’s siege in Sydney’s Martin Place, the outrage, possibly the work of a terrorist copying the methods of violent Islamic extremists, achieved three outcomes. First, it drew almost instantaneous...

Mad or bad: the inadequacy of the lone wolf theory
ABC News, 17 December 2014
Religiously motivated terrorism and psychological imbalance are not mutually exclusive. Viewing the tragedy in the Lindt Café as a 'one-off' by a 'maddy' is dangerous wishful thinking, writes Rachael Kohn.

Security lessons from the Sydney siege
ABC News, 17 December 2014
While the tactical response to the Sydney siege was largely effective, we might see some changes to public alerts, victim compensation and even the mobile broadband network as we learn from the attack, writes David Connery.

Sydney siege: confronting our anti-Islam backlash
ABC News, 16 December 2014
In the aftermath of the Sydney siege, I hope the outpouring of support for the Muslim community will define us more than the anti-Islam sentiment that ignited immediately. But I'm sceptical, writes Ruby Hamad.

[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...

[Editorial] Another quarter-century
The Korea Herald, 12 December 2014
The Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit opens in Busan on Thursday, bringing together leaders of 10 Southeast Asian countries and about 3,000 officials, businesspeople and other delegates. 

[Editorial] Style rules over substance in global climate theatrics
The Australian, 11 December 2014
WHATEVER the outcome of climate change negotiations in Lima this week the reality is global carbon dioxide emissions will continue to rise for many years. On every measure, the world increasingly depends on the energy provided by fossil fuels and there...

Wrong film on DPRK at the wrong time
China Daily, 11 December 2014
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has denied that it is responsible for the crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment which made available unreleased Sony movies on illegal file-sharing websites and resulted in the leak of sensitive...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: Southeast Asia in 2015
Shankari Sundararaman
Special Report 172
BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
IPCS Interview
Special Report 163
The Russian Pivot to Asia Pacific
Baladas Ghoshal
Issue Brief 242
Contemporary Myanmar: Challenges to Political Process and Reconciliation
Sonu Trivedi
Research Paper 28
Governance and Domestic Politics in Indonesia: Contemporary Challenges & Achievements
Navrekha Sharma
Issue Brief 225
Cracks in Muslim Democracy Model: Radicalization in Contemporary Indonesia
Vibhanshu Shekhar
Issue Brief 224
Rudderless & Drowning in Tears: The Rohingyas of Myanmar
Roomana Hukil & Nayantara Shaunik
Issue Brief 222
Challenging the Reconciliation Process: Myanmars Ethnic Divide and Conflicts
CS Kuppuswamy
Issue Brief 221
China and its Peripheries: Beijing and the BCIM
Ravi Bhoothalingam
Issue Brief 216
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Growing Tensions in South China Sea
Sonika Gupta
Issue Brief 213
China and its Peripheries: Beijings Myanmar Strategy
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 215
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Japan and ASEAN
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 212
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Beijings Strategies towards South China Sea
Jayadeva Ranade
Issue Brief 211
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: The American Pivot and Rebalancing
PR Chari
Issue Brief 210
India and Southeast Asia: A Personal Narrative from Chennai
Prof. V. Suryanarayan
Special Report 139
Myanmars National Reconciliation: An Audit of Insurgencies and Ceasefires
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 138
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2013: Transitions
D Suba Chandran, PR Chari (eds.)
Routledge, New Delhi
Book reviews
Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews
India's Foreign Policy and the Asia Pacific
 
 

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