Sri Lanka and the World: Whither Political Prudence?
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera · 01 Jun, 2018 · #5475 · Commentary · Column
There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers...
Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitics and Financial Unipolarity
Ambassador KP Fabian · 22 May, 2018 · #5474 · Commentary
On 8 May 2018, US President Donald Trump, true to his style and ...
What Motivates India and Vietnam to Cooperate?
Arushi Vig · 21 May, 2018 · #5473 · Commentary
India and Vietnam recently signed a three-part deal that includes nuclear cooperation, agriculture and trade, and economic association. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in 2018 to strengthen cooperation in the atomic energy field...
Modi’s Nepal Visit: More Drama than Substance
Pramod Jaiswal · 17 May, 2018 · #5472 · Commentary
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a two-day visit to Nepal on 11-12 May. No Indian prime minister had visited Nepal in an official capacity in almost two decades, until Prime Minister Modi, who has been to the country thrice in four years. ...
Two Decades After Shakti: India's Nuclear Policy
Sheel kant Sharma · 16 May, 2018 · #5471 · Commentary
Sino-Indian Atmospherics and the Wuhan Summit
Siwei Liu · 16 May, 2018 · #5470 · Commentary
The Xi-Modi summit in Wuhan in the end of April has drawn much attention in the international community with some claiming it may prove a turning point in Sino-Indian relations. Its significance however lies in transforming the overly emotional at...
Half Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao Transformed India
Discussion Report · 16 May, 2018 · #5469 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Dr Vinay Sitapati, Assistant Professor, Ashoka University, for a discussion on his book, Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India. It was chaired by Ambassador (Retd) Salman Haidar...
Counter-LWE Security Operations: Season of Success?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 15 May, 2018 · #5468 · Commentary · Column
On the surface, the months of April and May 2018 appear to have brought about a season of ...
National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Politics of Immigration in Assam
Discussion Report · 14 May, 2018 · #5467 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), and former Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair and professor, Centre for North East Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, for a discussi...
Demonetization and the Black Economy
Discussion Report · 12 May, 2018 · #5466 · Commentary
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Prof Arun Kumar, Malcolm Adiseshiah Chair Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), for a discussion on his recently released book, Demonetization and the Black Economy. It was c...