Syria & Iraq
Prosecuting the Islamic State: The Case for a Hybrid Tribunal
Bashir Ali Abbas · 16 May, 2019 · #5586 · Commentary
the defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS) at Baghuz, Syria, thousands of IS
fighters are now in custody, leading to an international debate on whether they
should face local or international prosecution. The IS has been accused o...
Pulwama, Balakot, and the Future: How the Chips Stack Up
Manpreet Sethi · 16 May, 2019 · #5585 · Commentary · Column
the time being, the India-Pakistan crisis triggered by the terrorist strike
against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in February in Pulwama appears
to have stabilised. However, India must have no delusions that such acts of
Korea-India Relations and the Situation on Korean Peninsula
Discussion Report · 15 May, 2019 · #5584 · Commentary
On 23 April 2019, IPCS hosted H.E. Dr Shin Bong-kil, Ambassador of the
Republic of Korea to India, who spoke on ‘Korea-India Relations and the Situation
on Korean Peninsula’. The interaction was held under the aegis of IPCS’
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...