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#4672, 24 September 2014
The Military Reshuffle in Pakistan: Is the Army Chief firming up his control?
Rana Banerji explains the recent promotions and reshuffle within Pakistan Army
#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
#4663, 15 September 2014
Neither Azadi nor Inquilab
Pakistan: The Coup that didn’t take

D. Suba Chandran writes on the failure of protesters and the Establishment to change the regime
#4661, 15 September 2014
Pakistan: Why is Army against Nawaz Sharif?

Sushant Sareen on the Cold War between Nawaz Sharif and the Army
#4648, 8 September 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Of Inquilab and the Inquilabis

Salma Malik deconstructs and analyses the ongoing political entanglement in Pakistan
#4643, 4 September 2014
Impending or Embedded Coup in Pakistan?
The Military’s Script and Endgame

D Suba Chandran analyses the current political instability underway in Pakistan
#4636, 1 September 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Pakistan: Crouching Democrats, Hidden Khakis

Dr D Suba Chandran says the democracy in Pakistan has been substantially damaged by democrats themselves
#4625, 27 August 2014
Islamic State and South Asia: How Real is the Threat?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at why the IS’s threat is very real, if not immediate
#4621, 21 August 2014
Nuke Street
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Musings on the Bomb

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma argues that nuclear weapons have created powerful illusions of permanent presence and need
#4609, 18 August 2014
Pakistan: Degraded Democracy

Sushant Sareen writes why the current instability in Pakistan is an indicator of the more complicated problems that will hit the country in the future
#4617, 14 August 2014
An (Im)Perfect Storm
Marches of Azadi and Revolution

D Suba Chandran writes that democratic process will be the biggest victim of the marches in Pakistan and radical elements, the net gainer
#4602, 11 August 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Pakistan: Of Messiahs and Marches

Salma Malik writes why the people and the leadership in Pakistan must stop following political 'messiahs' blindly
#4600, 11 August 2014
The Strategist
A Covenant Sans Sword

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on India’s nuclear doctrine
#4588, 31 July 2014
The Islamic ‘Caliphate’ and Sectarian Violence: Ramifications for Pakistan
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy traces the attacks on minorities within the country and identifies future trajectories 
#4578, 23 July 2014
Revolutions and Million Men Marches
Rise of Democratic Anarchists

Dr. D Suba Chandran argues that Pakistani politicians must allow the democratic process to evolve, instead of organising numberous revolutions
#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
U.S. assault, gunfight leave 23 militants dead in Pakistan
Japan Today, 29 September 2014
At least 23 militants have been killed in a U.S. drone attack, raids by jet fighters and a gunfight in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal areas, officials said Sunday.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Talks with the Taliban: End Game for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 160
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Prescriptions and Perspectives
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 154
The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique
IPCS Debate
Special Report 145
Pakistan’s Internal Security Challenges: Will The Military Cope?
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 230
Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index
Lidia Leoni
Special Report 137
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
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
Iran, International Community & Nuclear Weapons: The Multiple Narratives
Abhijit Iyer Mitra , Ruhee Neog and Tanvi Kulkarni
Issue Brief 193
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
The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: A Critique
Tanvi Kulkarni
Special Report 115
Deadly Embrace: Recent Books on Pakistan
Special Report 112
Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: India as Catalyst
Ali Ahmed
Special Report 111
China-Pakistan Nuclear Alliance:An Analysis
Siddharth Ramana
Special Report 109
Defining India’s Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
Issue Brief 169
After Osama: Pakistan’s Relations with the US, China & India
Samarjit Ghosh , Aditi Malhotra , and Rohit Singh
Special Report 104
Afghanistan: Canada-India Policy Dialogue
Conference Report 33
Pakistan: A Hyper-national Security State
Rana Banerji
'The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World', by T.V. Paul, Random House, India, 2014
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Pakistan: A Hyper-national Security State

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