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#4581, 25 July 2014
US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Lessons for India
Teshu Singh makes recommendations for improved Sino-Indian relations
#4580, 25 July 2014
India-China: Energy Competition in Nepal
Prachi Aggarwal talks about the nature of bilateral relations with reference to the availability of energy resources on foreign soil
#4575, 24 July 2014
Combating Maoism: Lessons from Jharkhand
Saneya Arif looks at how Jharkhand has been able to successfully counter Maoism within the state
#4574, 23 July 2014
West Asia
Can Iraq's Disintegration be Prevented?

Ambassador KP Fabian analyses the prospect of the disintegration of Iraq and India's interests in the country
#4573, 23 July 2014
India: XVII Mountain Corps
Amit R Saksena weighs in on the Indian Army’s first China-oriented offensive formation
#4572, 21 July 2014
Red Affairs
A 'New' Counter-Naxal Action Plan

Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the new 29-point Action Plan evolved by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to address left wing extremism
#4570, 21 July 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Thinking the Unthinkable: Promoting Nuclear Disarmament

Prof PR Chari asks whether nuclear non-proliferation is a lost cause and whether nuclear disarmament remains a desirable but elusive goal
#4571, 21 July 2014
BRICS Summit and India-China Relations
Dr Geeta Kochhar analyses the India-China bilateral via the BRICS lens, and identifies potential ways ahead 
#4568, 21 July 2014
Strategic Space
Indian Ratification of the Additional Protocol: Mischievous Reports Miss its Significance

Dr Manpreet Sethi explains the importance of India's ratification of the Protocol Additional to the Agreement between the Government of India and the IAEA
#4564, 17 July 2014
India-US: Nuclear Ayatollahs and the Politics of Non-proliferation
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal writes in response to an NYT editorial on India’s membership of the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG)
#4562, 16 July 2014
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan and Regional Security: After Elections

Ishan Dhar reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4558, 14 July 2014
FDI in Indian Defence: Implications of Raise in the Cap
Radhakrishna Rao analyses the potential implications of FDI in the Indian defence sector, and suggests ways forward
#4557, 14 July 2014
India-Bangladesh: UNCLOS and the Sea Boundary Dispute
Harun ur Rashid says that the judgment could usher in a new era of cooperation between maritime neighbours in the Bay of Bengal
#4554, 11 July 2014
The Henderson Brooks Report
India-China 1962 War: An Open Secret

Wasbir Hussain makes a case for declassifying the 52-year old report
#4550, 7 July 2014
IPCS Discussion
Contemporary Developments in Syria and Iraq

#4549, 7 July 2014
Maritime Matters
India-EU: Exploring Maritime Convergences

Dr Vijay Sakhuja writes about the prospects of cooperation between India and the EU on maritime issues and explains the significance of the same
  
News
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...

Australia may have breached key element of refugee convention in return of Sri Lankans intercepted a
The Age, 16 July 2014
The United Nations refugee agency has expressed alarm that Australia may have breached a cornerstone of the refugee convention by returning a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka after intercepting their boat at sea.

Xi arrives in Brazil for BRICS summit
Chinadaily, 15 July 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Monday for a summit of the BRICS countries.

Pune blast looks like terror strike, Maharashtra tells Centre
Times of India, 12 July 2014
NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra police has informed the Centre that Thursday's Pune bomb blast was not meant to inflict serious casualties but was possibly an attempt by some terror outfit to mark its presence. The state police's acknowledgement...

7 Injured in Manipur Bomb Blast
New Indian Express, 12 July 2014
IMPHAL:Seven people, including a six-year- old boy, were seriously injured in a bomb blast carried out by suspected militants in Manipur's Imphal West district today.  Police said the explosion took place at Langthanbal, about 10-km from state...

CPPCC discusses water diversion project
Chinadaily, 11 July 2014
China' political advisors discussed quality of water in the south-to-north water diversion project at a bi-weekly consultation session on Thursday.

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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