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Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar

“Taking Centre Stage in the World”IPCS Commentary, No. 5399, 28 November 2017

The Curious Case of USS McCainIPCS Commentary, No. 5376, 4 October 2017

"The World is Not Peaceful"IPCS Commentary, No. 5351, 31 August 2017

A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand OffIPCS Commentary, No. 5335, 7 August 2017

Nuclear Crises in the Time of Orwellian WarsIPCS Commentary, No. 5314, 28 June 2017

The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear PolicyIPCS Commentary, No. 5278, 1 May 2017

The CPEC: Corridor to Chinese CoffersIPCS Commentary, No. 5256, 28 March 2017

Forecast 2017: Carnage Ahead?IPCS Commentary, No. 5235, 15 February 2017

Perils of Nuclear ParanoiaIPCS Commentary, No. 5215, 31 December 2016

The Catechism of a MinisterIPCS Commentary, No. 5192, 28 November 2016

Hillary's Nuclear Policy: A Time of Change, Dithering, or Sameness?IPCS Commentary, No. 5163, 2 November 2016

The Misshapen PivotIPCS Commentary, No. 5158, 21 October 2016

The Blind Men of HindostanIPCS Commentary, No. 5133, 21 September 2016

Rewarding ThugsIPCS Commentary, No. 5104, 16 August 2016

South China Sea: Chinas Double Speak and Verdict at The HagueIPCS Commentary, No. 5085, 19 July 2016

There is a New Symphony at PlayIPCS Commentary, No. 5066, 22 June 2016

Barbarism and the Smell of CorditeIPCS Commentary, No. 5045, 30 May 2016

To Steer the Stream of Time: The Crisis of Verge PowersIPCS Commentary, No. 5000, 18 March 2016

Forecast 2016: Pakistan, Aberrated Strategies and Strategic StabilityIPCS Commentary, No. 4961, 18 January 2016

What is Strategic Stability?IPCS Commentary, No. 4921, 12 October 2015

Jihadi Aggression and Nuclear DeterrenceIPCS Commentary, No. 4912, 15 September 2015

The Blight of AmbiguityIPCS Commentary, No. 4899, 14 July 2015

Falun Gong: The Fear WithinIPCS Commentary, No. 4886, 9 June 2015

China: The January StormIPCS Commentary, No. 4872, 12 May 2015

Book Review: "A Grope for Strategic Direction"IPCS Commentary, No. 4864, 20 April 2015

Why Global Zero is Less of an IllusionIPCS Commentary, No. 4861, 13 April 2015

State of Play: Non-Proliferation, Fissile Material Cut-Offs and Nuclear TransparencyIPCS Commentary, No. 4849, 9 March 2015

Swabbing the Bleakness of Subcontinental Nuclear InstabilityIPCS Commentary, No. 4828, 10 February 2015

The Af-Pak Entity: Seduction to Armageddon?IPCS Commentary, No. 4802, 12 January 2015

Maritime Combat Power in the Indo-PacificIPCS Commentary, No. 4766, 8 December 2014

Of Lawrence, Sykes-Picot and al-BaghdadiIPCS Commentary, No. 4732, 10 November 2014

Strategic Estrangement: An Odd Bedfellow to Economic EngagementIPCS Commentary, No. 4690, 13 October 2014

The Islamic State Caliphate: A Mirage of ResurrectionIPCS Commentary, No. 4638, 1 September 2014

A Covenant Sans SwordIPCS Commentary, No. 4600, 11 August 2014

Strife on the Global CommonsIPCS Commentary, No. 4556, 14 July 2014

The Perils of Strategic NarcissismIPCS Commentary, No. 4498, 9 June 2014

The Chilling Prospects of Nuclear Devices at LargeIPCS Commentary, No. 4431, 12 May 2014

MH370 and China's Anti-Access Area Denial StrategyIPCS Commentary, No. 4385, 14 April 2014

The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Penitent PreachersIPCS Commentary, No. 4356, 28 March 2014

India-Pakistan-China: Nuclear Policy and Deterrence StabilityIPCS Commentary, No. 4331, 10 March 2014

India-Pakistan: Nuclear Risk Reduction MeasuresIPCS Commentary, No. 4301, 10 February 2014

Strategic Non-Nuclear Weapons: An Essential Consort to a Doctrine of No First UseIPCS Commentary, No. 4256, 13 January 2014

China and Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ): At Variance with the Principle of AdherenceIPCS Commentary, No. 4222, 26 December 2013

India-Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: A Step closer to the AbyssIPCS Commentary, No. 4202, 30 November 2013

Horsemen of Change: Politics, Economics, Technology and SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 4136, 10 October 2013

India, Pakistan and the Paradox of Power: Countering Insurgency Across the LoCIPCS Commentary, No. 4110, 9 September 2013

FMCT: Questioning Mass Destruction as the Basis for International OrderIPCS Commentary, No. 3971, 5 June 2013

Pakistan Elections 2013: On the Far SideIPCS Commentary, No. 3946, 23 May 2013

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2013: Chinas Strategic Nuclear PostureIPCS Commentary, No. 3919, 7 May 2013

India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: The Elephant and the Dilemma of Nuclear Force PlanningIPCS Commentary, No. 3881, 16 April 2013

Special Commentary: Gwadar and Chinas Search for a Maritime LebensraumIPCS Commentary, No. 3821, 19 February 2013

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