Human Rights Violations Vs AFSPA: A Contradiction That Must End
AS Lamba · 31 Aug, 2018 · #5511 · Commentary
In an unprecedented move, 356 officers of India’s security forces across the country filed a writ petition on 14 August with the Supreme Court against handling, processing and disposing of cases alleging human rights violations against security ...
Interaction with Sichuan University's Institute of South Asian Studies
IPCS · 30 Aug, 2018 · #5510 · Commentary
On 7 August 2018, IPCS hosted a visiting delegation from Sichuan University’s Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) for a discussion on contemporary developments in South Asia. The interaction was moderated by Amb (Retd) TCA Rangachari, Member...
J&K and the Vajpayee Doctrine's Continuing Relevance
Ashok Bhan · 27 Aug, 2018 · #5509 · Commentary
Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee famously announced in a 2003 public rally in Srinagar that issues could be resolved if guided by the principles of 'insaniyat', 'jamhooriyat', and 'Kashmiriyat'. This maxim, referred to as the 'Vajpay...
Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag
Manpreet Sethi · 20 Aug, 2018 · #5508 · Commentary · Column
last few weeks have witnessed the release of at least three reports (1,
on nuclear security. This is a
welcome development since the import of this subject has in no way diminished since
the end of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)...
Drones and Counter-Warfare
Vijay Sakhuja · 20 Aug, 2018 · #5507 · Commentary · Column
The use of drones has proliferated into many facets of human activity. These range from delivering medical aid/medicines to inaccessible areas, search and rescue during disasters, firefighting, to even the fashion industry: they were recently used...
Identity and Violence: Media Coverage of the Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka (Part 2)
Anjana Vencatesan · 16 Aug, 2018 · #5506 · Commentary
Part 1 of the two-part series on media and conflict in Sri Lanka examined the coverage by Sri Lanka-based English and Tamil language media of the February-March 2018 conflict that took place in Kandy and Digana areas. Part 2 examines the approach ...
Challenges to Securing India's Borders
Tim Walpot · 13 Aug, 2018 · #5505 · Commentary
The pace of border security projects in India has accelerated over the past two years. A prime example of this has been the implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) pilot project along two 5.5 km and 5.3 km str...
East Asia Compass
Trump, Kim, and Denuclearisation
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 09 Aug, 2018 · #5504 · Commentary · Column
Almost two months since the Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a sense of disappointment seems to have been gradually building with respect to the possibility of North Korean denuclearisation. E...
2018 Protests in Southern Iraq: Lessons for Iran’s Post-Conflict Strategy in Syria
Pieter-jan Dockx · 06 Aug, 2018 · #5503 · Commentary
In July 2018, mass protests swept provincial capitals in Shia-majority southern Iraq, demanding improvements in the provision of public services like potable water and electricity. While protests for better services are common in southern Iraq, th...
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: Performance in the Provinces & Potential Challenges Ahead
Sarral Sharma · 02 Aug, 2018 · #5502 · Commentary
Amid reports and allegations of election rigging and other irregularities by the opposition political parties, Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Imran Khan, emerged victorious in the h...