Interaction with Sichuan University's Institute of South Asian Studies
IPCS · 30 Aug, 2018 · #5510 · Commentary
On 7 August 2018, IPCS hosted a visiting delegation from Sichuan University...
J&K and the Vajpayee Doctrine's Continuing Relevance
Ashok Bhan · 27 Aug, 2018 · #5509 · Commentary
Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee famously announced in a 2003 public rally in Srinagar that issues could be resolved if guided by the principles of 'insaniyat', 'jamhooriyat', and 'Kashmiriyat'. This maxim, referred to as the 'Vajpay...
Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag
Manpreet Sethi · 20 Aug, 2018 · #5508 · Commentary · Column
last few weeks have witnessed the release of at least three reports (1,
on nuclear security. This is a
welcome development since the import of this subject has in no way diminished since
the end of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)...
Drones and Counter-Warfare
Vijay Sakhuja · 20 Aug, 2018 · #5507 · Commentary · Column
The use of drones has proliferated into many facets of human activity. These range from delivering medical aid/medicines to inaccessible areas, search and rescue during disasters, firefighting, to even the fashion industry: they were recently used...
Identity and Violence: Media Coverage of the Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka (Part 2)
Anjana Vencatesan · 16 Aug, 2018 · #5506 · Commentary
Part 1 of the two-part series on media and conflict in Sri Lanka examined the coverage by Sri Lanka-based English and Tamil language media of the February-March 2018 conflict that took place in Kandy and Digana areas. Part 2 examines the approach ...
Challenges to Securing India's Borders
Tim Walpot · 13 Aug, 2018 · #5505 · Commentary
The pace of border security projects in India has accelerated over the past two years. A prime example of this has been the implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) pilot project along two 5.5 km and 5.3 km str...
East Asia Compass
Trump, Kim, and Denuclearisation
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 09 Aug, 2018 · #5504 · Commentary · Column
Almost two months since the Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a sense of disappointment seems to have been gradually building with respect to the possibility of North Korean denuclearisation. E...
2018 Protests in Southern Iraq: Lessons for Iran’s Post-Conflict Strategy in Syria
Pieter-jan Dockx · 06 Aug, 2018 · #5503 · Commentary
In July 2018, mass protests swept provincial capitals in Shia-majority southern Iraq, demanding improvements in the provision of public services like potable water and electricity. While protests for better services are common in southern Iraq, th...
Identity and Violence: Media Coverage of the Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka (Part 1)
Anjana Vencatesan · 02 Aug, 2018 · #5500 · Commentary
In the recent months, Facebook has consistently been in the spotlight for its role in the Cambridge Analytica controversy; ineffective response to fake news in Ireland...
The Third 21st Century Panglong Conference: A Review
Angshuman Choudhury · 02 Aug, 2018 · #5499 · Commentary
The third iteration of Myanmar...