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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
#4718, 31 October 2014
“Britain Belongs to Allah”: 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
Indus-tan
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
#4693, 13 October 2014
Af-Pak Diary
The New Afghanistan: Four Major Challenges for President Ghani

D Suba Chandran analyses the immediate priorities for the new president and chief executive officer of Afghanistan
#4687, 8 October 2014
Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from Europe
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith provides European perspectives on the motivations of people of the region to partake in 'jihad' in far off lands
#4686, 7 October 2014
Islamic State and Indonesia: Jakarta's Counter-strategies
Max Regus looks at the Indonesian government’s position on combating and preventing extremism
#4680, 6 October 2014
Maritime Matters
Maritime Terrorism: Karachi as a Staging Point

Dr Vijay Sakhhuja comments on the recent terrorist attacks in Karachi on PNS Mehran and PNS Zulfiqar 
#4676, 30 September 2014
Islamic State and 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
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Iraq-Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine
7 October 2014 , 0930-1330 hrs

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

   
News
Syria IS: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters 'enter Kobane'
BBC News, 31 October 2014
Ten Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters have entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border, Syrian opposition activists say.

Beware teen braggers: Why Australia's tough new terror laws could misfire
CNN News, 31 October 2014
Canberra (CNN) -- The Australian prime minister's hard-line plan to throw foreign fighters and ISIS supporters into maximum security prison is finally coming to fruition.

Foreign Fighters Bill passes Senate amid suggestions amendments could allow ADF to kill Australians
ABC News, 29 October 2014
The Senate has passed the controversial Foreign Fighters Bill, but the Federal Government is already planning to introduce further changes later today.

Brothers in arms: the allure of fraternity
ABC News, 29 October 2014
In most cases, it's peer influence rather than religious fanaticism that causes young people like Abdullah Elmir to join Islamic State. That's why the comments made by his friends back home are so important, writes Luke Johnson.

Australia trying to confirm death of IS militant Mohammad Ali Baryalei
BBC News, 29 October 2014
The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State (IS) has been killed in Syria.

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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: 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
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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