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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...