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  • India & Southeast Asia
    India-Indonesia: A Natural Partnership for the Indo-Pacific

    Ashutosh Nagda    ·   16 Jan, 2019    ·    #5547    ·    Commentary    
    During his May 2018 visit to India, Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Panjaitan, laid emphasis on a closer cooperation between India and Indonesia, suggesting it to be “important for balance of power in the regi...
  • IPCS Discussion
    Pakistan's India Policy

    Discussion Report    ·   15 Jan, 2019    ·    #5546    ·    Commentary    
    On 21 December 2018, IPCS hosted Dr Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President of the Asia Centre at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) for a round-table discussion on Pakistan's India Policy.  The discussion explored Pakistan’s foreign po...
  • East Asia Compass
    Trump and the China-North Korea Equation

    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra    ·   15 Jan, 2019    ·    #5545    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    US President Donald Trump is going to have a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in mid-February 2019. The core objective of this meeting is North Korea's denuclearisation, which has remained elusive. Even though it is well-esta...
  • IPCS Discussion
    Iraq After the Islamic State: A New Beginning?

    Discussion Report    ·   15 Jan, 2019    ·    #5544    ·    Commentary    
    On 26 November 2018, IPCS hosted Hayder al-Khoei, Research Director, Centre for Shia Studies, London, for a discussion, titled 'Iraq After the Islamic State: A New Beginning?'. This report provides an overview of the observations made duri...
  • India
    Countering Left Wing Extremism: Need to Look Beyond Numbers

    Rajat Kumar Kujur    ·   10 Jan, 2019    ·    #5543    ·    Commentary    
    It has been over 50 years, and the Maoist movement in India is still not showing signs of withdrawing or weakening. Undeniably, at present, the movement is hard pressed by new challenges and it no longer inspires the buoyant optimism it did dur...
  • Special Commentary
    Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

    Alok Joshi    ·   10 Jan, 2019    ·    #5542    ·    Commentary    
    There is a long-standing debate on the role, means, and end goals of intelligence. Is dissemination the purpose? Do ownership issues come into play between intelligence and law enforcement only in the event of success or failure? Such issues t...
  • Afghanistan
    Where is Kabul Headed?

    Maryam Baryalay and Abdul Mateen Imran    ·   09 Jan, 2019    ·    #5541    ·    Commentary    
    Afghanistan is gearing up for a possible political overturn. The ongoing peace talks between the US and the Taliban; talks of withdrawal of 7000 US troops; the three-month push-back of the Afghan presidential election; and the appointment of tw...
  • Kashmir's Separatist Movement: Rising Challenges, Shrinking Relevance
    Sarral Sharma    ·   29 Dec, 2018    ·    #5540    ·    Commentary    
    This commentary is the third and final installment of a three-part series on the evolving security dynamics in Jammu & Kashmir post-July 2016, and is based on the findings of the author's field visit to Kashmir. For the first and second co...
  • Discussion Report
    Liberal International Disorder

    Discussion Report    ·   27 Dec, 2018    ·    #5539    ·    Commentary    
    On 13 December 2018, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Dr Lydia Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, and Past and Present Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of Londo...
  • Manipur's War on Drugs and the Government's Perception Problem
    Anjali Gupta    ·   26 Dec, 2018    ·    #5538    ·    Commentary    
    Manipur’s Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced a 'war on drugs' soon after he assumed power in March 2017. Measures undertaken by the government so far include incarceration of drug peddlers and establishment of a fast-track court to try t...
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