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#5038, 26 May 2016
Brass Tacks of the Emerging Afghan Taliban
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy contextualises the emerging dynamics within the Afghan Taliban structure and identifies potential implications
#5023, 3 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
A Changing Myanmar: Challenges, Opportunities & Future Perspectives

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 1 March 2016
#5019, 14 April 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Modi in Saudi Arabia: Consolidating Ties in West Asia

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta contextualises the significance of visit and outcomes of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia
#5014, 11 April 2016
Lahore Attack: An Expansion of the TTP's Target Profile?
Riffath Khaji analyses the Lahore attack and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's strategy that has evolved over the recent years.
#5006, 23 March 2016
Ansar ul-Tawhid: Evolution and Operational Dynamics
Husanjot Chahal traces the origins of the Ansar-ut Tawhid, and analyses its intentions and capabilities to become the Islamic State's facilitator, in India
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#4997, 14 March 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Current Syrian Peace Processes Sterile: A New Approach Needed

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta explains why a fundamentally different approach to peace is needed in Syria
#4988, 17 February 2016
Red Affairs
Forecast 2016: Shrinking Space for Left-wing Extremism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray makes projections on the Left-wing Extremism issue in India, for 2016
#4985, 8 February 2016
Forecast 2016: Jammu and Kashmir Politics and Security
Dr Ashok Bhan assesses the political and security scenario in Jammu & Kashmir, for 2016
#4984, 8 February 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Forecast 2016: West Asia

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta identifies key issues to watch out for and address, in West Asia, in 2016
#4983, 6 February 2016
Afghan Peace Process: Headed Down a Blind Alley?
Monish Gulati analyses the challenges to the Afghan peace process
#4980, 1 February 2016
India and the IS: Lessons from Telanganaís LWE Experience
Husanjot Chahal analyses the application of lessons from Telangana's LWE experience in countering the IS threat in India
#4972, 27 January 2016
Countering Extremist Propaganda: A Strategy for India
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy recommends a substantiation of efforts promoting non-violence to counter extremist discourses in the country
#4971, 25 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Security Situation in Northeast India
Wasbir Hussain identifies five potential security scenarios that might emerge in India's northeast in 2016
#4966, 21 January 2016
Indus-tan
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
#4965, 20 January 2016
India-Syria
Syrian Foreign Minister in India: Some Answers, Some Questions

Ambassador KP Fabian analyses Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mohi Edine al Muallem's recent visit to India
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship
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A Changing Myanmar: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Perspectives
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News
[Editorial] Death in the name of Allah is inexplicable to decent men everywhere
Washington Times, 19 December 2014
Human decency died in Pakistan. Islamic extremists wielding weapons of mass hatred had forfeited any shred of respect from decent men and women everywhere, but the massacre of children in Peshawar sets them apart from the merely evil. They are monsters,...

[Editorial] Peshawar school attack: Arcs of extremism
The Independent, 19 December 2014
If escalating violence is the consequence of the massacre, then the Pakistani government will have failed

Peshawar school massacre: Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?
BBC News, 19 December 2014
For a nation that has lost more than 70,000 people in 13 years to terror attacks, it is not easy to talk of watersheds.

Yes, Pakistanis are united against terrorism. But not on terrorists
The Guardian, 19 December 2014
Militants who target India will always be good taliban. So an alleged architect of the Mumbai attack can be released two days after Peshawar.

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.

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Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
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
books
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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