Terrorism in South Asia
Sri Lanka Terror Strikes: What Next?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 29 Apr, 2019 · #5583 · Commentary
Under the nose of a state that
took peace for granted, members of two lesser-known radical organizations and sons
of a millionaire spice trader conspired to carry out a mass carnage on Easter Sunday
in Sri Lanka, an attack which has now been de...
Why Nuclear Doctrinal Stasis is Not a Bad Idea
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 24 Apr, 2019 · #5582 · Commentary · Column
is an inherent limit to how precisely predictions can be made, let alone prognosticate
impact particularly when polity, power, and people are involved. The historian
Michael Howard cautioned against those who would play the oracle: "Doctr...
ASEAN & UNSCR 1325 (Part-I)
Akanksha Khullar · 16 Apr, 2019 · #5581 · Commentary
Several Southeast Asian countries have experienced decades of conflicts and some are still undergoing post-conflict reconstruction.
Yet, despite being a region where numerous religious and ethnic contestations, lengthy
episodes of armed insurgen...
East Asia Compass
An Allied Approach to North Korea?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 15 Apr, 2019 · #5580 · Commentary · Column
Korean President Moon Jae-in met US President Donald Trump on 10-11 April 2019 to
bilateral relations as well as the future course of their dealings with North
Korea. Although both these issues are related, their delineation is also
Brazil and India in a Multilateral World
Discussion Report · 15 Apr, 2019 · #5579 · Commentary
26 February 2019, IPCS hosted H.E. Andre Aranha Correa do Lago, Ambassador
of Brazil to India, who spoke on ‘Brazil
and India in a Multilateral World’. The interaction was held under
the aegis of IPCS’ Ambassador Lecture
Series, and ...
Decoding the Arakan Army: Understanding the Myanmar State’s Response (Part-3)
Angshuman Choudhury · 12 Apr, 2019 · #5578 · Commentary
The Arakan Army (AA)—an Ethnic Armed Organisation (EAO) fighting for
autonomy of Myanmar’s Rakhine state—has been engaged in intense clashes with
the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) since late 2017. The fighting escalated in
the last quar...
Mohammad Bin Salman & Imran Khan: An Emerging Alliance of Convenience
Sarral Sharma & Pieter-jan Dockx · 11 Apr, 2019 · #5577 · Commentary
On 17 February, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS), began his South Asia tour with a two-day visit to Pakistan. He was accompanied by a 1000-member strong high-level delegation comprising members of the Saudi royal fam...
India and its Neighbourhood
India: The Need to Engage with Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asian Countries Collectively
Niranjan Marjani · 08 Apr, 2019 · #5576 · Commentary
On December 24 2018 India took over the
operations of the Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, Iran. The
development of this port is considered as an important step for India towards
increasing its economic and strategic outreach in the region. Th...
IPCS Book Discussion
In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba
Discussion Report · 31 Mar, 2019 · #5575 · Commentary
On 13 February 2019, IPCS hosted Dr C
Christine Fair, Associate Professor with Security Studies Programme at Georgetown's
University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, for a discussion on her
book, In Their Own Words: Understanding La...
Decoding the Arakan Army: Insurgent Strategies and Tactics (Part-2)
Angshuman Choudhury · 27 Mar, 2019 · #5574 · Commentary
Over the past four months, the Arakan Army (AA)—a
Rakhine Ethnic Armed Organisation (EAO)—has emerged as a formidable insurgent
actor in western Myanmar, particularly Chin and Rakhine states. The AA’s
insurgency is based on a mix of conve...