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#4619, 20 August 2014
Assessing US-India Relations: A Perspective from China
Bo Zhen weighs in on the dual character of the bilateral relationship
#4613, 19 August 2014
China’s Meddling in the Brahmaputra: India’s Options
Prof Abanti Bhattacharya recommends the creation of a common front with a built-in enforcement capacity to address water disputes with China
#4612, 19 August 2014
Indian Ocean: Multilateralism Takes Root
Dr Vijay Sakhuja looks at how institutions such as the IORA could play an important role to ‘manage competition’ and address ‘insecurities’
#4608, 18 August 2014
Red Affairs
Anti-Naxal Operations: Seeking Refuge in Symbolism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray highlights the current state of affairs resulting from the policy stagnation that marks the anti-Naxal initiative
#4607, 18 August 2014
Strategic Space
A Strategic Review for India

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends a White Paper-style document to highlight specific nuclear issues

#4606, 18 August 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Modi’s Tryst with Abe

Prof PR Chari considers the prerequisites for improved bilateral relations
#4604, 13 August 2014
Ebola: Concerns for India
N Manoharan says that the main concern in the long-run is that if the outbreak persists, the chances for the virus to mutate increase
#4601, 11 August 2014
Eagle Eye
Obama Administration: Re-engaging India

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra writes that Washington appears keener than New Delhi in undertaking efforts to repair the US-India bilateral
#4600, 11 August 2014
The Strategist
A Covenant Sans Sword

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on India’s nuclear doctrine
#4598, 7 August 2014
IPCS Discussion
J&K: An Agenda for the New Government

#4596, 5 August 2014
Nuclear Use: Need for Thinking on Political-Level Considerations
Ali Ahmed explores how a deterrence doctrine can at best inform, but not determine, nuclear weapons employment decisions
#4595, 4 August 2014
Dateline Colombo
India-Sri Lanka: Strengthening Regional Cooperation

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera draws from the fisherman controversy to discuss bilateral relations
#4594, 4 August 2014
Maritime Matters
BRICS: The Oceanic Connections

Dr Vijay Sakhuja explores possible areas of cooperation offered by the maritime domain
#4591, 4 August 2014
Spotlight West Asia
India and the Conflict in Gaza

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta analyses India's position on the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip
#4587, 31 July 2014
BRICS: China’s End-Game
Teshu Singh comments on the significance of the forum for Chinese foreign policy
#4583, 29 July 2014
Look East Policy
India’s Myanmar Mission

Wasbir Hussain analyses Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's upcoming visit to Myanmar, in the context of India's Look East Policy
  
News
China, India ties shift to high gear
Chinadaily, 6 August 2014
The engine driving Sino-India ties has been turbo-charged recently and the neighbors, once wary of even talking to each other, are now discussing multibillion-dollar deals, working together for Asian prosperity and transforming their relationship, India's...

China not to compromise on territory and sovereignty
Chinadaily, 5 August 2014
Defense Attache for the Chinese Embassy to Nepal Cheng Xizhong said Thursday that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the determination and capabilities of safeguarding the core...

'Torture' used to dissuade asylum seekers, says former detention centre psychiatrist Dr Peter Young
The Age, 5 August 2014
A former chief psychiatrist to Australia's detention centres has described the government's treatment of asylum seekers as akin to torture.

Tamil asylum seekers taught how to navigate lifeboats
The Age, 4 August 2014
Tamil asylum seekers claim that Australian Customs officers trained them in how to skipper an orange lifeboat back to India.

India seeks Japan's approval to reprocess spent nuclear fuel
The Asahi Shimbun, 31 July 2014
Japan has been asked to approve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel in India as part of negotiations to conclude a nuclear power agreement between the two nations.

Ocean imprisonment to end for 157 asylum seekers on Customs boat, with all to be transferred to Aust
The Age, 25 July 2014
The government’s stretch of six months without an asylum seeker boat passenger arriving in Australia is set to end, as 157 Tamils who have spent four weeks in limbo aboard the Customs Ocean Protector will be brought to the Australian mainland on...

Delhi offers little comfort to Morrison's boat mission
The Age, 24 July 2014
The Indian government appears likely to only accept the return of Indian nationals among the 157 Tamil asylum seekers who have been held on the high seas by Australian customs officials for 26 days.

Separate rooms, limited sun for asylum seekers
The Age, 23 July 2014
Family members among 157 asylum seekers being detained on the high seas in separate rooms on a customs vessel are allowed out for meals and ''approximately three hours'' of daylight a day, according to a document lodged with the High Court...

Reza Barati room-mate alleges Manus staff used torture to make detainees withdraw claims
The Age, 21 July 2014
Two asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island say they were forced to retract their eyewitness accounts of violence at the centre in February after being beaten and threatened by Australian officials at the centre.

Asylum seekers held behind locked doors at sea, denied proper legal help: claim
The Age, 16 July 2014
More than 150 asylum seekers whose boat was intercepted near Christmas Island more than two weeks ago are being held behind locked doors on a customs ship in rooms without windows on the high seas, with no clue to where they are or where the Abbott government...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Patterns of Naxal Recruitment
Uddipan Mukherjee
Issue Brief 253
Peace Audit Northeast: Implications of Ethnic Reorganization
HN Das
Special Report 159
Peace Audit Northeast: A Roadmap to Restore Normalcy
SP Kar
Special Report 158
Peace Audit Northeast: The Naxal Spread and its Local Linkages
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 157
Peace Audit Northeast: The Road to Peace in Manipur
Chitra Ahanthem
Special Report 156
Federalism and Foreign Policy: Dynamics of Centre-State Dissensions in India
IPCS Debate
Special Report 151
Contemporary Ladakh: Culture, Commodification and Tourism
Tashi Lundup
Issue Brief 238
Contemporary Ladakh: A Subtle Yet Strong Patriarchy
Chimat Ladol
Issue Brief 237
Contemporary Ladakh: Evolving Indigenous & Quality Education
Samina Rehman
Issue Brief 236
Contemporary Ladakh: Identifying the “Other” in Buddhist-Muslim Transformative Relations
Sumera Shafi
Issue Brief 235
Contemporary Ladakh: Communal Divide in Kargil & Leh
Fayaz Hussain
Issue Brief 234
Destruction of the First Temple: Securing the Idea of Indian Nation
Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar
Issue Brief 229
Contemporary Naxal Movement in India: New Trends, State Responses and Recommendations
Rajat Kumar Kujur
Research Paper 27
Second National Dialogue on the Naxal Problem: Mapping the Motivations and Local Support
Conference Report 43
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Australia and India in the Asian Century
Address by H.E. Peter Varghese AO
Special Report 127
India and the Rafale: Anatomy of a Bad Deal
Abhijit Iyer‐Mitra
Special Report 126
Nathu La: A Trip Report
Namrata Hasija
Special Report 116
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas
 
 

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