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"Britain Belongs to Allah": Anjem Choudary and His Supporters
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith, October 2014
Myanmar's Ashin Wirathu: Five Reasons for His Rise
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, October 2014
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
Roomana Hukil, October 2014
Indian Mujahideen: A Vehicle for Hire for Al Qaeda?
Saneya Arif, October 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee, September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif, September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: The Terror World Championship Begins
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, September 2014
Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding the Rise of Buddhist Radicalism
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, July 2014
In Focus
Modi and India's Foreign Policy
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda
Jayadev Ranade, June 2014
Will Modi and Obama Come Together?
Prof Amit Gupta, June 2014
Modi and Nepal-India Relations
Pramod Jaiswal, June 2014
Perspectives within Pakistan
Samundeswari Natesan, May 2014
Foreign Policy Challenges for Modi
Wasbir Hussain , May 2014
Modi-fying India-Pakistan Relations
Sushant Sareen, May 2014
India-Pakistan Relations: Modi's Options
Prof PR Chari , May 2014
Looking West: Bridging the Gulf with the GCC
Ranjit Gupta,
 June 2014
Modi, Sharif and the Cross-LoC Interactions
D Suba Chandran,
 May 2014
Fresh Air of Rapprochement
Shujaat Bukhari,
 May 2014
Interpreting Modi’s Diplomatic Signalling
Manish Dabhade,
 May 2014
Modi-fying Indo-US Relations
Shreya Upadhyay, May 2014
Perspectives from Europe
Kai Fürstenberg,
 May 2014
Region by Sub-regions
Region by Sub-regions ,
 May 2014

Pivot & Rebalance in the Asia-Pacific
American Strategies from West to East Asia  

Failed Nuclear Deal with Japan: Will it affect Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation?
Vivek Mishra, September 2014
Changing Global Balance of Power: Obama’s Response
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, September 2014
Assessing US-India Relations: A Perspective from China
Bo Zhen, August 2014
Rim of the Pacific Exercises (RIMPAC): Thaw in China-US Tensions?
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, June 2014
The Enigmatic Case of Bowe Bergdahl
Prof PR Chari, June 2014
US Foreign Policy: Rehashing Old Stances
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, June 2014
The Second Nuclear Age in the Asia Pacific
Amb Sheel Kant Sharma, June 2014
US-China: The Problem with Congagement
Amit Saksena, June 2014
India-US: Will Modi and Obama Come Together?
Prof Amit Gupta, June 2014
Asia Pacific: Reset for Qualitative Change
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, June 2014
Modi-fying Indo-US Relations
Shreya Upadhyay, May 2014
Southeast Asia: A Three-Pronged US Strategy
Vivek Mishra, May 2014
Will China ‘Rig’ the Indian Ocean?
Shreya Upadhyay, May 2014
Bangladesh-US: Towards New Engagements?
Prof Delwar Hossain, May 2014
Rebalancing: Part of its Grand Strategy?
Simi Mehta, May 2014
Rebalancing: A Complex Triangle
Kimberley Anne Nazareth, May 2014
Rebalancing: Australia's Middle Way Approach
Obja Borah Hazarika, May 2014
Rebalancing: China’s Concerns and Responses
Gaurav Kumar Jha, May 2014
Rebalancing: Nature of New Alliances
Amrita Banerjee, May 2014
Rebalancing: An Instrument of Economic Diplomacy
Urbi Das, May 2014
Rebalancing: Where Does India Figure?
Dr Monish Tourangbam, May 2014
The Chilling Prospects of Nuclear Devices at Large
Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar, May 2014
US, Ukraine and the End of Unipolarity
Chintamani Mahapatra, April 2014
US in Asia Pacific: American Endgame in Afghanistan Post-2014
Shreya Upadhyay, April 2014
Afghanistan and Pakistan: Consequences of the American Exit
Salma Malik, March 2014
Pivot, Rebalance and What Next?
D Suba Chandran, March 2014
US-China Cold Confrontation: New Paradigm of Asian Security
Chintamani Mahapatra , March 2014

The Maritime Great Game
India, China, US and the Indian Ocean  

Drug Smuggling across the Indian Ocean: Impact of Increasing Interceptions
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, September 2014
Maritime Silk Road: Can India Leverage It?
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, September 2014
Indian Ocean: Multilateralism Takes Root
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, August 2014
BRICS: The Oceanic Connections
Dr Vijay Sakhuja, August 2014
Oman's Duqm Port and US Exit from Afghanistan
Vijay Sakhuja , April 2014
Search and Rescue at Sea: Challenges and Chinese Capabilities
Vijay Sakhuja , April 2014
Increasing Maritime Competition: IORA, IONS, Milan and the Indian Ocean Networks
Vijay Sakhuja , March 2014
China, Indian Ocean & the Nuclear Deterrence: The Destabilizing Effect
Sahil Mathur, March 2014
The Maritime Silk Route and the Chinese Charm Offensive
Vijay Sakhuja, February 2014
The Maritime Silk Route and the Chinese Charm Offensive
Vijay Sakhuja, February 2014
China in the Indian Ocean: Competing Priorities
DS Rajan, February 2014
China in the Indian Ocean: Deep Sea Forays
Vijay Sakhuja,
 February 2014
China and Southeast Asia: What is the Strategy behind the Maritime Silk road?
Teshu Singh, October 2013
Indian Ocean Region: Can New Delhi Guarantee Regional Stability
Barana Waidyatilake,
 August 2013

South Asian Water Politics
Indus, Brahmaputra & Beyond  

Review: India, Pakistan - Propelling Indus Water ‘Terrorism’ (IWT)
Roomana Hukil, March 2013
Indus Waters Governance-VI: Political Consensus vs Provincial Legislations
D Suba Chandran,
 October 2010
Indus Waters Governance-V: One River, Three Dialogues
D Suba Chandran,
 September 2010
Indus Waters Governance-IV: Don’t Securitize the Water Debate
D Suba Chandran,
 August 2010
Indus Waters Governance-III: Keep the IWT away from the Composite Dialogue
D Suba Chandran, July 2010
Indus Waters Governance-II: From ‘Letter and Spirit’ to ‘Letter vs Spirit’
D Suba Chandran,
 July 2010
Indus Waters Governance-I: Crisis of Institutions
D Suba Chandran, July 2010

Neighbourhood Watch
Bangladesh & Myanmar  

18th SAARC Summit: A Perspective from Bangladesh
Delwar Hossain,
 December 2014
India-Bangladesh LBA: Setting the Right Tone
Saumitra Mohan,
 December 2014
Bangladesh in Global Forums: Diplomacy vs. Domestic Politics
Delwar Hossain,
 November 2014
Bangladesh, China and Japan: Dhaka’s Delicate Balancing
Harun ur Rashid,
 September 2014
Abe’s Successful Visit to Dhaka: Two Political Challenges
Delwar Hossain,
 September 2014
India and Bangladesh: The Northeast Thrust
Wasbir Hussain,
 August 2014
Bangladesh: Implications of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Indictment
Rupak Bhattacharjee,
 January 2014
Bangladesh Post Elections 2014: India’s Challenges and Options
Alok Kumar Gupta,
January 2014
Bangladesh Post Elections 2014:Redefining Domestic Politics?
Delwar Hossain,
 January 2014
India & its Border States
Federalism and Foreign Policy
Limits of the Political-Institutional Framework in India, Zaad Mahmood, February 2014
Regional Inputs in India's Neighbourhood Strategy, V Suryanarayan, January 2014
Do National Political Parties have ‘Regional Outlooks’?, Wasbir Hussain, January 2014
South Asia Sui Generis?, D Suba Chandran, January 2014
Limits of Federalism, PR Chari, January 2014
In Focus
China and its Neighbourhood
North Korea: Seeking New Friends?, Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra
BRICS Summit and India-China Relations, Dr Geeta Kochhar
China and Mongolia: Realising a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”, Abanti Bhattacharya
The BRICS Development Bank: A Game-Changer?, Sonia Hukil
BRICS: China’s End-Game, Teshu Singh
China's 'Salami Slicing': What's Next?, Teshu Singh
India-China Bilateral Under Narendra Modi, Srikanth Kondapalli
In Focus
India and Neighbourhood
A New Agenda
Bangladesh, Sanjay Bhardwaj
#Issue Brief 251, June 2014
Maldives, N Manoharan
#Issue Brief 250, March 2014
Afghanistan, Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
#Issue Brief 252, May 2014
Bhutan, Medha Bisht
#Issue Brief 248, March 2014

Tali-Qaeda Reader
IPCS Analyses on Islamic State, Taliban and al Qaeda 

Islamic State, al Qaeda & Taliban Tracker
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif,
 September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: The Terror World Championship Begins
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy,
 September 2014
The Islamic State: Affecting Shia-Sunni Relations in India?
Saneya Arif,
 September 2014
The Islamic State Caliphate: A Mirage of Resurrection
Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar,
 September 2014
The Islamic State: No Country for the Old World Order
Ambassador Ranjit Gupta,
 September 2014
Between Peace and Apocalypse
D Suba Chandran, February 2014
Pakistan and TTP: Dialogue or Military Action?
Salma Malik,
 February 2014
Talks with the TTP: How Far will the State Go?
D Suba Chandran,
February 2014

Af-Pak Plus
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran

Of Inquilab and the Inquilabis
Salma Malik, September 2014
The Military’s Script and Endgame
D Suba Chandran, September 2014
Pakistan: Crouching Democrats, Hidden Khakis,
Dr D Suba Chandran, September 2014
Islamic State and South Asia: How Real is the Threat?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy,
 August 2014
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Musings on the Bomb
Amb Sheel Kant Sharma,
 August 2014
Connecting Asia: South Asia as a Strategic Bridge
D Suba Chandran, February 2014
Al-Qaeda-ISIL Split: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, February 2014
Taliban Talks and the Four Horsemen: Between Peace and Apocalypse
D Suba Chandran,
 February 2014

Neighbourhood Watch
Nepal and Sri Lanka  

Constitution-making: Will Nepal Miss its Second Deadline?
Pramod Jaiswal, December 2014
China in Nepal: Increasing Connectivity Via Railways
Pramod Jaiswal, October 2014
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count
Pramod Jaiswal, September 2014
India and Nepal: Let There Be Light
Saneya Arif, September 2014
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count
Pramod Jaiswal, September 2014
India and Nepal: Let There Be Light
Saneya Arif, September 2014
India and the Charm Offensive in Nepal: Modi’s Magic
Subin Nepal, August 2014
Nepal, India and the Electricity Trade: Advantage Kathmandu
Subin Nepal, July 2014
Nepal 2013: Constituent Assembly Elections
Uddhab Pyakurel, January 2014
Nepal Elections 2013: Five Things that Went Wrong
Sisir Devkota,
 December 2013
Nepal Elections 2013: The Fall of Maoists
Pramod Jaiswal,
 November 2013
Sri Lanka
East Asian Security
South China Sea and Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ)
Political Objectives and International Responses, Teshu Singh, December 2013
At Variance with the Principle of Adherence, Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar, December 2013
Assertive Unilateralism?, Angana Guha Roy, December 2013
Cold Confrontation with the US?, Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, December 2013
An Airman’s Perspective, Gp Capt (Retd) PI Muralidharan, November 2013
Air Defence Zone and Brinkmanship, Rukmani Gupta, November 2013
State ‘Failure’ in South Asia
A Critique of the Failed States Index (FSI)

In the recent years, there has been an increased focus at the global level on Failed and Failing States. Where does South Asia stand? How does the region perceives itself in terms of State failure and fragility?

The Institute is attempting to capture the debate in South Asia, and also strengthen its research focus on State Failure and Fragility, from a regional perspective.

The FSI Report: Is Bangladesh a Failing State?, Delwar Hossain, August 2013
Nepal: Failure of the Failed States Index, Pramod Jaiswal, August 2013
The Failed State Index and South Asia: Revisiting the White Man’s Burden, Salma Malik, August 2013
Failed State Index Fails Sri Lanka, Kaushalya Ruwanthika Ariyathilaka, August 2013
Nepal and the Failed States Index , Yelisha Sharma, July 2013
The Fragile Regions of South Asia: Why States Fail in Parts?, D Suba Chandran, Issue Brief 150
Failure or Functional Anarchy?:
Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia, D Suba Chandran, Issue Brief 100
Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index, Lidia Leoni, Special Report 137
The South Asian Nuclear Construct
India, Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons
India and No First Use
Irrelevance for South Asia, Amit Gupta, January 2014
A Step closer to the Abyss, Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar, November 2013
Implications of Hatf-9, Beenish Altaf, November 2013
Implications of Hatf-9, Gurmeet Kanwal, November 2013
The Impossibility of Limitation?, Ali Ahmed, October 2013
Nuclear Race

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