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#5305, 21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-US: Convergences and Divergences

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra argues that while may be periodic turbulence in the India-US bilateral, the new paradigm of relations will not face any existential threat
#5297, 16 June 2017
Responsibility to Protect: Quo Vadis?
John Schabedoth asks if R2P has served its intended purpose in recent conflicts, and explores the future of the concept in the Public International Law domain
#5285, 16 May 2017
Strategic Space
New NPR: Can It Break New Ground?

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends political dialogue and a downplaying of military might to tackle the current slew of challenges
#5284, 15 May 2017
Dateline Colombo
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera analyses Sri Lanka's role in the world, in the backdrop of the One Belt One Road conference in China
#5283, 15 May 2017
Eagle Eye
100 Days in Office: The Trump Administration

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra reviews Donald Trump's foreign policy moves thus far

#5278, 1 May 2017
The Strategist
The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear Policy

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar provides a global overview of nuclear doctrinal committments
#5270, 14 April 2017
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5269, 13 April 2017
Asia-Pacific: Is Middle Power Multilateralism Possible?
Chandrali Sarkar assesses the plausibility of a middle power coalition between India, Japan and Australia as a counter to a rising China
#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
#5265, 11 April 2017
Trump's Strike Against Syria: International Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian assesses the potential implications of US President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria's Shayrat air base
#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
#5249, 21 March 2017
Afghanistan and the Attempted Exhumation of the QCG
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy says that the US seeks to revive the relevance of the QCG with an objective to remain in the 'lead' on the Afghan issue
#5246, 20 March 2017
Eagle Eye
Forecast 2017: India-US Strategic Partnership

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra traces the trajectory of the India-US strategic partnership and identifies opportunities and challenges
#5242, 6 March 2017
East Asia Compass
US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that the recent deliberations over redeployment of the US tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula seem to be an act of over-doing
#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
#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
  
News
[Editorial] Employment war arising
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
Employment rates have a critical impact on economic conditions and the growth of each nation and therefore determine social stability in the present and the future.

The North Korea model for consumer complaints
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Don't like something? Just threaten retribution until it goes away. After all, it worked for some North Korean cyber-terrorists who didn't want Hollywood comedy The Interview to be released, writes Ben Pobjie.

Obama cant win a terror war he refuses to identify
Washington Times, 18 December 2014
The enemy does everything it can to make clear its motivation, and we do everything we can to bury it.

Iran in the middle
The Korea Times, 17 December 2014
International negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have been taking place, in one form or another, for more than a decade. So it is not surprising that the deadline for a final deal has been extended once again. Iran and its interlocutors ―...

U.S. slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan
Reuters, 17 December 2014
The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision that may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?
BBC News, 16 December 2014
For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert...

The dark side of American exceptionalism
ABC News, 12 December 2014
Dick Cheney has chosen to defend his legacy of torture and abuse, but America as a whole must learn the lessons of this ugly chapter in its history.

[Editorial] Hand in hand with ASEAN
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
In recent decades, South Korea has relied on the United States, Japan and China for its economic growth.

[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...

With Pearl Harbor attack 73 years in the past, Japan to vote on its future
Reuters, 10 December 2014
Pearl Harbor is a powerful reminder of the importance of Japan. The surprise attack launched 73 years ago, Sunday (or Monday by Tokyo time) by Japanese forces changed the course of history, plunging America into World War Two and, eventually, sealing...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS US Election Special
Special Report 185
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
Indo-US Relations: After Narendra Modi’s Visit
Vivek Mishra
Issue Brief 257
The Indo-Pacific  & the Indo-US Relations: Geopolitics of Cooperation
Shreya Upadhyay
Issue Brief 256
The Maritime Great Game: India, China, US & the Indian Ocean
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 150
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
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: Growing Tensions in South China Sea
Sonika Gupta
Issue Brief 213
Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia: The American Pivot and Rebalancing
PR Chari
Issue Brief 210
Afghanistan & the International Community: Limitations of Engagement
Aryaman Bhatnagar
Issue Brief 194
The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: A Critique
Tanvi Kulkarni
Special Report 115
Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: India as Catalyst
Ali Ahmed
Special Report 111
After Osama: Pakistans Relations with the US, China & India
Samarjit Ghosh , Aditi Malhotra , and Rohit Singh
Special Report 104
Alternative Strategies towards China: Charting Indias Course for the Next Decade
Jabin T Jacob
Issue Brief 162
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Gp Capt (Retd) Ajey Lele reviews
Drone Operations and Legality
 
 

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