IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor
Amit Kumar · 01 Feb, 2017 · 5229
Public opinion in China rarely witnesses apprehensions regarding key projects launched by the central leadership. However, over the past few months, Chinese experts - including academics and former diplomats - have expressed concerns rega ...
Indiaâ€™s Nuclear Doctrine: Time for a Review?
Gurmeet Kanwal · 22 Nov, 2016 · 5186
The fragile security environment in Southern Asia is marked by territorial disputes and radical extremism, among other threats and challenges to peace and stability. The security environment has been further vitiated by the proxy war bein ...
J&K: Forthcoming Elections and the Peace Process
Ashok Bhan · 30 Jun, 2014 · 4535
A series of credible democratic exercises since 1996 have contributed positively to the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir. It may be recalled that the present conflict was triggered by what is often alleged to be the denial of political ...
The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Penitent Preachers
Vijay Shankar · 28 Mar, 2014 · 4356
The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) has a singular sweeping aim: to prevent nuclear terrorism around the Globe. The third of the series that began in 2010 as a sequel to President Obama’s 2009 Prague declaration has proclaimed an inco ...
Transition in Myanmar: Regional Implications & Future Directions
Ranjit Gupta · 06 Mar, 2014 · 4325
Are the changes underway in Myanmar revolutionary or evolutionary? Since the governmental structure and the methodology of governance in Myanmar since April 2012, when the transition began, represents an utterly drastic change from what h ...
North Korea: Beginning of the End?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 26 Dec, 2013 · 4224
It was astonishing to know that the number two leader in North Korean politics, Jang Song-thaek was accused of sabotaging the regime and some other charges and within a few days, was executed by the young leader Kim Jung-un. It was also u ...
China: Document No. 9 and the New Propaganda Regime
Jayadeva Ranade · 14 Nov, 2013 · 4175
Upset by the apparent indiscipline in the country’s media and cultural space over the past couple of years, where ideas viewed as seeming to challenge the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s authority were being openly aired, the ...
From Jalalabad to LoC: Interpreting Pakistan Military’s Objectives behind the Offensive
D Suba Chandran · 23 Aug, 2013 · 4098
Suddenly there is an offensive against India by Pakistan’s military – both on its eastern and western fronts. If the suicide attack on the Indian embassy across the Durand Line, using its proxy came as a warning against India, ...
Japan: First-strike Option and the Defense Policy Revision
Rajaram Panda · 13 Aug, 2013 · 4087
Since his assumption to office as Prime Minister of Japan in December 2012 following his landslide victory to the Lower House elections, Abe Shinzo, has chosen a course through his Abenomics to restore Japan’s eco ...
US and Vietnam: Emerging Security Architecture in Southeast & East Asia
Rajaram Panda · 09 Aug, 2013 · 4082
On an invitation from President Barack Obama, the Vietnamese President Truong Tan Song visited the US from July 23-26, 2013. Though President Tan Song was accompanied by a large delegation ranging from economics, trade and defence and eve ...