COMMENTARIES
  • 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...
  • Discussion Report
    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    
    Manipur’s Chief 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...
  • Strategic Space
    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    
    On 29 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    
    This 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 'n...
  • 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
    Indian 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 par...
  • 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 “s...