Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Dec, 2018 · #5537 · Commentary · Column
Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements
made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons
certainly stand out. Indeed, the US Nuclear Posture Review release...
Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA
Manuel Herrera · 25 Dec, 2018 · #5536 · Commentary
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and resume US primary and secondary
sanctions on Iran has positioned the EU and the US on a collision course.
There are signs of the EU possi...
China: Mass Surveillance and Minority Regions
Discussion Report · 24 Dec, 2018 · #5535 · Commentary
November 2018, IPCS hosted a
discussion on China: Mass Surveillance and Minority Regions, with Dr Tenzin
Tsultrim (Research Fellow, Tibet Policy Institute), Dr Mahesh Ranjan Debata
(Director, UGC Area Studies, Centre for Inner Asian Stud...
J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty
Sarral Sharma · 17 Dec, 2018 · #5534 · Commentary
is second in 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 commentary, please see here.
The Kartarpur Corridor
India-Pakistan: The Berlin Wall Moment is Still Far Away
C Uday Bhaskar · 14 Dec, 2018 · #5533 · Commentary
The six kilometre Kartarpur corridor that will connect the
Indian state of Punjab with the holy Sikh shrine in Pakistan—the much
revered Kartarpur Sahib—the final resting place of Guru Nanak, the founder of
the Sikh faith, was inaugurated f...
East Asia Compass
On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 Dec, 2018 · #5532 · Commentary · Column
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in several bilateral and multilateral
meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina. Such meetings are
not unusual. However, this year, two trilateral meetings that PM Modi was a
The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism
Palden Sonam · 07 Dec, 2018 · #5531 · Commentary
After China’s President Xi
Jinping announced the ‘China Dream of Great National Rejuvenation’, the Communist
Party of China (CPC) identified three important
stages of development under three different leaderships: the Chinese people
US Sanctions on Iran: An Examination of the EU's Role
Manuel Herrera · 05 Dec, 2018 · #5530 · Commentary
The US has implemented an expansive set of sanctions against
Iran that jeopardise the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). US concerns
regarding the agreement are three-fold. According to President Donald Trump's
administration, the agre...
Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 03 Dec, 2018 · #5529 · Commentary
Since its resurgence in West
Asia through its intervention in the Syrian civil war, Russia has attempted to
position itself as a conflict mediator for the region. Having established
cordial ties with most of the region’s actors, Russia is per...
A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management
Siwei Liu · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5528 · Commentary
The unresolved ‘border dispute’
is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not
only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also
concern many non-traditional security issues, such ...