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#4907, 28 August 2015
National Security Advisor Talks
India-Pakistan: Contextualising the Cancelled Talks Debacle

Raphaela Kormoll explores the implications of the cancelled talks between Indian and Pakistani NSAs on the Composite Dialogue Process

#4904, 4 August 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Accord: Need to Reserve Euphoria

Wasbir Hussain writes about the significance of the Naga Peace Accord and makes projections regarding the same
#4898, 14 July 2015
Spotlight West Asia
A Potential Indian Role in West Asia?

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta explains the considerations behind India's foreign policy position vis-a-vis West Asia
#4894, 25 June 2015
What is the Afghan Taliban Up To?

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy explains the Afghan Taliban's current agendas and priorities
#4888, 15 June 2015
Radicalism in the Maldives: Should India be worried?
Roshni Thomas explores the growing phenomenon of radicalisation in the Maldives, explains why India should pay more attention
#4884, 3 June 2015
Af-Pak: Why China is Playing Mediator
Fanny Ragot explores China's motivations for actively involving itself in the Af-Pak security situation and its implications for India
#4881, 1 June 2015
Spotlight West Asia
US-GCC Summit: More Hype than Substance

Amb Ranjit Gupta analyses the May 2015 US-GCC summit and projects implications the for West Asian security environment
#4871, 10 May 2015
Dateline Colombo
Finding a Path to True Democracy in Sri Lanka

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes about the significance of sustainability in nation-building efforts for Sri Lanka at this point in time
#4869, 7 May 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Process: Gone Off Track

Wasbir Hussain writes about the Naga insurgency in India and the emergence of the NSCN-R, a new insurgent group in Nagaland
#4867, 1 May 2015
Has Peshawar Changed Pakistan’s Approach to Tackle Terrorism?

Rana Banerji weighs in on the nature of the new ‘civil-military’ hybrid that appears to be emerging in the country
#4863, 16 April 2015
What’s on Pakistan-based Militants’ Minds?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy analyses why the terrorists' targeting of minorities have increased in Pakistan
#4848, 9 March 2015
Looking East
Dimapur Lynching: Mirror to Nagaland’s Security Scene

Wasbir Hussain examines governance and law and order problems in the state
#4847, 4 March 2015
Islamic State in Af-Pak: The ‘Wilayat Khurasan’ Conundrum
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at how factionalism within militant groups is being harnessed by the various regional stakeholders
#4837, 18 February 2015
Dateline Islamabad
Pakistan's Hurt Locker: What Next?

Prof Salma Malik lists and explains the immediate security priorities the government of Pakistan must address
#4832, 13 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
West Asia, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Islamic State: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Stephen Westcott reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4826, 2 February 2015
Looking East
Insurgency in Northeast India: The Chinese Link

Wasbir Hussain explains why insurgency cannot be controlled unless the flow of small arms to the region is checked
China’s Policy vis-à-vis Afghanistan
21 August 2015 , 1030-1145 hrs

India and Africa : Building New Relations
5 August 2015

[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
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: 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
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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