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#4773, 11 December 2014
Pak-Afghan Reset: Will the Taliban and al Qaeda follow?
D Suba Chandran writes that the success or failure of the reset in the Af-Pak bilateral depends on the fate of their own wars on terror
#4762, 1 December 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Resetting Kabul-Islamabad Relations: Three Key Issues

D Suba Chandran lists key issues that will need to be addressed for the recent improvement in the Af-Pak bilateral to become sustainable
#4757, 24 November 2014
Iran-Pakistan: Can Rouhani Resolve the Tensions?
Majid Izadpanahi provides an Iranian perspective on the recent border clashes between Pakistan and Iran
#4754, 24 November 2014
Foreign Fighters of Pakistan: Why Pashtuns and Punjabis?
Dr D Suba Chandran looks at the profile of combatants from South Asia fighting within the region
#4748, 19 November 2014
Myanmar: Why the Islamic State Failed Here
Aparupa Bhattacherjee explains the reasons behind the relative failure of the Islamic State towards gaining a foothold in Myanmar
#4743, 18 November 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Burying the Past: A New Beginning for Pakistan and Afghanistan

Salma Malik explains why increased trust and cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan is extremely important for both countries.
#4740, 17 November 2014
Islamic State: Prospects in Pakistan

Sushant Sareen analyses the prospects of the entry and consolidation of the Islamic State in Pakistan
#4736, 13 November 2014
UNSC Resolution 2178
Fighting Foreign Fighters: New Legislations

Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith argues that the latest UN Resolution to fight terror, while necessary, could also be damaging to democratic values
#4732, 10 November 2014
The Strategist
Of Lawrence, Sykes-Picot and al-Baghdadi

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar draws from history to explain the current imbroglio in Syria and Iraq
#4731, 7 November 2014
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: Designs and Network in India
N Manoharan writes about the need for increased cooperation between India and Bangladesh, in the wake of the Burdwan blasts
#4718, 31 October 2014
ďBritain Belongs to AllahĒ: Anjem Choudary and His Supporters
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith draws from available material to present a reading of the radical British Muslim preacher
#4715, 27 October 2014
Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from Central Asia
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy explores the possible motivations for fighters from the region joining the IS
#4712, 22 October 2014
Pakistan: The Futility of Internationalising Kashmir

Sushant Sareen provides a perspective on the India-Pakistan row over Kashmir at the UN
#4709, 21 October 2014
Islamic State: What is Drawing the European Muslims?
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith writes about why European jihadists are increasingly attracted towards the Islamic State
#4706, 20 October 2014
West Asia
The US, Syria and Iraq: The Success of Airstrikes So Far

Ambassador KP Fabian assesses the US's policies on Syria and Iraq and makes projections vis-a-vis the future of the region
#4698, 16 October 2014
Cooperating against the Islamic State: A Nuclear Bonus for Iran?
Majid Izadpanahi provides and analyses Iran's perspective on the issue of cooperating with the US to fight the Islamic State
Military, Militants and Pakistan
28 November 2014 , 1400-1700 hrs

Post 2014: Likely US Strategies & Responses towards Pakistan
17 November 2014

Abbott's mature rhetoric on the Sydney siege
ABC News, 18 December 2014
Tony Abbott's decision to pull back on using terrorism terminology for the Sydney siege and paint Man Haron Monis as simply an unhinged individual is a prudent move to stifle terrorist propaganda, writes Kasun Ubayasiri.

Peshawar attack: the danger of desensitisation
ABC News, 18 December 2014
If Pakistan is to change after this week's school attack that killed 132 children, it must not allow this tragedy to join others as part of the national desensitised psyche, writes Samina Yasmeen.

Obama canít win a terror war he refuses to identify
Washington Times, 18 December 2014
The enemy does everything it can to make clear its motivation, and we do everything we can to bury it.

Key to defeating ISIS is ideas, not arms
The Korea Times, 18 December 2014
There is a military term of art that has deep significance in our fight against ISIS. It captures the idea that there is an identifiable source of enemy power that, if successfully attacked, will lead to our enemy's strategic defeat. That enemy strength...

[Editorial] Chilling terror act brought central Sydney to a halt
The Australian, 17 December 2014
WHATEVER the deranged motivation behind yesterday’s siege in Sydney’s Martin Place, the outrage, possibly the work of a terrorist copying the methods of violent Islamic extremists, achieved three outcomes. First, it drew almost instantaneous...

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Al Qaeda Today: Transitions and Trajectories
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Special Report 165
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: Pakistanís 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: Pakistanís 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
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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