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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
#5435, 19 February 2018
Goldfein's Visit and IAF-USAF Affiliation
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon comments on the opportunities for India's strategic enhancement
#5433, 15 February 2018
Maritime Matters
South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that new technology demonstrations by China and the US signal the unfolding of a new naval competition between them
#5430, 12 February 2018
East Asia Compass
Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: US Policy and China's Role

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that China cannot be brought on board unless its motivations to participate are addressed by the US
#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
#5424, 22 January 2018
Special Commentary
President Trump's Year in Office: A Foreign Policy Review

Dr Vivek Mishra identifies the developments that have thus far defined the Trump administration's foreign policy behaviour
#5421, 19 January 2018
The Yuan: China’s New Strategic Tool in Pakistan
Air Cmde (Retd) Prashant Dikshit argues that China is steadily employing the Yuan as a strategic tool in Pakistan and makes projections regarding potential implications
#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
#5414, 2 January 2018
Doklam and the India-US Strategic Relationship
Pieter Jan-Dockx considers the arguments that seek to explain the US' failure to explicitly support India during the military standoff
#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
#5410, 26 December 2017
Trump and Jerusalem: Long-Term Implications
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian analyses the big picture issues related to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and related developments that ensued
#5400, 28 November 2017
COP-23 Climate Negotiations: Politics Over Just Commitments
Garima Maheshwari analyses the unfolding developments at COP-23 and their implications for global climate change related policymaking
#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 
#5396, 22 November 2017
In Memoriam
Ambassador Howard B Schaffer

Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar writes on Amb Howard Schaffer's life and legacy
#5391, 14 November 2017
Dateline Colombo
The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera weighs in on China's strategic vision that combines economic might with geopolitical prowess
  
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 canít 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: Pakistanís Relations with the US, China & India
Samarjit Ghosh , Aditi Malhotra , and Rohit Singh
Special Report 104
Alternative Strategies towards China: Charting Indiaís 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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