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...
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