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#4676, 30 September 2014
Southeast Asia: Answering the Call for Jihad
Aparupa Bhattacherjee looks at why a growing number of Muslim youth from the region are choosing to join the IS
#4671, 24 September 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas
#4665, 18 September 2014
Sri Lanka: A New Base for ISI against India?
Dr N Manoharan discusses the nature and extent of ISI threat to India through Sri Lanka
#4659, 15 September 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Obama’s New Strategy towards the Islamic State: Implications for India

PR Chari presents three implications of new Obama strategy towards the Middle East
#4656, 13 September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif provides four reasons that would negate Zawahri's objective
#4654, 11 September 2014
Drug Smuggling across the Indian Ocean: Impact of Increasing Interceptions
Dr Vijay Sakhuja on the recent trends in countering drug trafficking
#4646, 7 September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: The Terror World Championship Begins
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy analyses the motivations and prospects of al Qaeda in South Asia
#4638, 1 September 2014
The Strategist
The Islamic State Caliphate: A Mirage of Resurrection

Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar speaks about the new Islamic State, and suggests a three-pronged strategy to counter the terrorist group
#4633, 1 September 2014
Spotlight West Asia
The Islamic State: No Country for the Old World Order

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta says the rise of the Islamic State has brought about a watershed moment in the history of West Asia politics
#4574, 23 July 2014
West Asia
Can Iraq's Disintegration be Prevented?

Ambassador KP Fabian analyses the prospect of the disintegration of Iraq and India's interests in the country
#4562, 16 July 2014
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan and Regional Security: After Elections

Ishan Dhar reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4559, 14 July 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Zarb-e-Azb: The Decisive Strike

Salma Malik traces the challenges, opportunities and the way ahead for Pakistan vis-a-vis the Zarb-e-Azb operation launched against terrorists
#4553, 9 July 2014
Ignoring political realities of Kashmir

Shujaat Bhukhari writes why India needs a humane approach coupled with strong political will to ensure a dignified and practicable solution to the Kashmir issue
#4552, 7 July 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Mullah Fazlullah: Challenges to the “Eliminate or Extradite” Approach

D Suba Chandran analyses the potential obstacles to cooperation between Kabul and Islamabad towards ensuring the success of the latter's Operation Zarb-e-Azb
#4507, 11 June 2014
City of Flames
TTP and the Karachi Airport Attack

D Suba Chandran argues that the recent attacks on the Karachi International Airport indicate the reach and resolve of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
#4503, 10 June 2014
Tali-Qaeda Reader
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan: The Mehsud Breakaway

Riffath Khaji analyses the reasons for the split in the ranks of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and writes about the potential implications of the same
Iraq-Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine
7 October 2014 , 1100-1330 hrs

Obama's New Strategy towards the Islamic State
22 September 2014 , 1430-1630 hrs

Melbourne raids: 23-year-old arrested over alleged terrorism funding
The Guardian, 30 September 2014
A 23-year-old Melbourne man will be charged with funding a terrorist organisation to help finance a US citizen fighting in Syria, police said on Tuesday.

Red alert in Sabah after Abu Sayyaf leader declares support for ISIS
The Strait Times, 22 September 2014
A red alert has been raised in Sabah following an open declaration of support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) movement by Isnilon Hapilon - one of the most wanted terrorists with up to RM16 million (S$6.26 million) bounty on his head.

Alleged terrorist arrested in Central Java
The Jakarta Post, 17 September 2014
National Police spokesperson Comr. Gen. Agus Riyanto revealed Wednesday that its Densus 88 counterterrorism squad had arrested an alleged terrorist in Purworejo, Central Java, on Tuesday.

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 160
Destruction of the First Temple: Securing the Idea of Indian Nation
Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar
Issue Brief 229
Iran and the Nuclear Conundrum: A War in Waiting?
J Jeganaathan
Issue Brief 195
Afghanistan & the International Community: Limitations of Engagement
Aryaman Bhatnagar
Issue Brief 194
The Crisis State: Pakistan’s Security Dilemma
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 192
Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran: Radical Islam, Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security
Rana Banerji
Issue Brief 191
Preventing Terror Attacks: Role of Human & Technical Intelligence in India
Radha Vinod Raju
Issue Brief 168
After Osama: Pakistan’s Relations with the US, China & India
Samarjit Ghosh , Aditi Malhotra , and Rohit Singh
Special Report 104
Countering Terrorism: Role of Intelligence and Investigative Agencies
Radha Vinod Raju
Issue Brief 157
Building Regional Stability in South Asia
Report of Track II Dialogue held on 8-9 February 2010
Conference Report 27
India and Sri Lanka: Continuing Innings, Constructive Engagement
N Sathiya Moorthy
Issue Brief 140
Naxalites' Urban Push: Will They Succeed?
R Venkata Ramani
Issue Brief 138
Gulf of Aden vs Malacca Strait: Piracy and Counter-piracy efforts
Harnit Kang
Issue Brief 135
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
IP Khosla reviews
South Asian views on an epic struggle

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