Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitics and Financial Unipolarity
Ambassador KP Fabian · 22 May, 2018 · #5474 · Commentary
On 8 May 2018, US President Donald Trump, true to his style and ‘America First’ philosophy, walked out of the Iran nuclear deal, technically known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A fortnight has elapsed and it would be pertinen ...
What Motivates India and Vietnam to Cooperate?
Arushi Vig · 21 May, 2018 · #5473 · Commentary
India and Vietnam recently signed a three-part deal that includes nuclear cooperation, agriculture and trade, and economic association. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in 2018 to strengthen cooperation in the atomic energy field fo ...
Modi’s Nepal Visit: More Drama than Substance
Pramod Jaiswal · 17 May, 2018 · #5472 · Commentary
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a two-day visit to Nepal on 11-12 May. No Indian prime minister had visited Nepal in an official capacity in almost two decades, until Prime Minister Modi, who has been to the country thrice in four years. Thi ...
Two Decades After Shakti: India's Nuclear Policy
Sheel kant Sharma · 16 May, 2018 · #5471 · Commentary
India’s nuclear weapon tests in May 1998 had more to do with its external security environment and the global strategic situation rather than domestic compulsions. Over the past two decades, the global environment and world order have changed consi ...
Sino-Indian Atmospherics and the Wuhan Summit
Siwei Liu · 16 May, 2018 · #5470 · Commentary
The Xi-Modi summit in Wuhan in the end of April has drawn much attention in the international community with some claiming it may prove a turning point in Sino-Indian relations. Its significance however lies in transforming the overly emotional atmos ...
Half Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao Transformed India
Discussion Report · 16 May, 2018 · #5469 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Dr Vinay Sitapati, Assistant Professor, Ashoka University, for a discussion on his book, Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India. It was chaired by Ambassador (Retd) Salman Haidar, P ...
Counter-LWE Security Operations: Season of Success?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 15 May, 2018 · #5468 · Commentary · Column
On the surface, the months of April and May 2018 appear to have brought about a season of ‘success’ for Indian security forces. Pursuing a hardline approach, the security forces, across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Jharkhand, have been ...
National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Politics of Immigration in Assam
Discussion Report · 14 May, 2018 · #5467 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), and former Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair and professor, Centre for North East Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, for a discussion ...
Demonetization and the Black Economy
Discussion Report · 12 May, 2018 · #5466 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Prof Arun Kumar, Malcolm Adiseshiah Chair Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), for a discussion on his recently released book, Demonetization and the Black Economy. It was chai ...
East Asia Compass
Summit Season: From Inter-Korea to Trump-Kim
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 May, 2018 · #5465 · Commentary · Column
The news of an inter-Korea summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un earlier this year understandably invited a lot of international attention. Pictures of Kim Jong-un holding hands with Moon Jae-in, smiling and crossing the border together, portray ...