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#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
#4567, 21 July 2014
Domestic Politicking in Pakistan: It's Not Cricket, Stupid!

Sushant Sareen analyses and makes projections based on the political upheavals currently underway in Pakistan 
#4562, 16 July 2014
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan and Regional Security: After Elections

Ishan Dhar reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4559, 14 July 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Zarb-e-Azb: The Decisive Strike

Salma Malik traces the challenges, opportunities and the way ahead for Pakistan vis-a-vis the Zarb-e-Azb operation launched against terrorists
#4552, 7 July 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Mullah Fazlullah: Challenges to the “Eliminate or Extradite” Approach

D Suba Chandran analyses the potential obstacles to cooperation between Kabul and Islamabad towards ensuring the success of the latter's Operation Zarb-e-Azb
#4542, 3 July 2014
Our (Self) Imported Leaders
The Tahirul Qadri Affair

D Suba Chandran analyses the tendency of exiled Pakistanis to return to their country with political agendas
#4536, 30 June 2014
Pakistan: Potential Blowbacks of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy says the long-lasting peace can be addressed only through comprehensive and simultaneous action across the country
Sindh govt to appoint 1,000 retired army soldiers in police deptt
Daily Times, 2 September 2014
KARACHI: Sindh government would appoint a batch of one thousand retired Army soldiers, in addition to induction of 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.

Imran, Qadri have army, ISI’s backing: Hashmi
Daily Times, 2 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Making startling disclosures, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Javed Hashmi on Monday quoted PTI chief Imran Khan as saying that “the badge bearers”, a reference to the army, wanted the PTI protesters to move along with...

China calls on Pakistan to resolve problems through talks
Chinadaily, 1 September 2014
China has urged Pakistan to resolve problems through talks after protests in the country escalated Saturday, leading to demands for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

Shahbaz condemns ‘attack’ on PM’s House, parliament
Daily Times, 1 September 2014
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday condemned political leaders who according to him attacked the PM’s House and parliament. 

‘Won’t stop at FIR, Sharifs resignation now’
Daily Times, 1 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Addressing his supporters Sunday afternoon, PAT chief Tahirul Qadri said “because of the high-handedness of the government”, the situation has gone beyond the registration of FIR or the resignation of Sharif brothers.  

I won’t resign no matter what: PM
Daily Times, 1 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that he would not in any case resign from the position of the chief executive of the country.

Corps commanders want crisis resolved politically
Daily Times, 1 September 2014
RAWALPINDI: While reaffirming support to democracy, the Corps Commanders Conference on Sunday reviewed with serious concern the existing political crisis and the violent turn it has taken, and called for its political resolution.

Omar slams Centre for suspending talks with Pakistan
Times of India, 31 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government for suspending talks with Pakistan over a "cup of tea" with separatist Hurriyat Conference and said India has set up a difficult benchmark...

Ceasefire violations not conducive for India-Pak ties: Jaitley
Times of India, 30 August 2014
NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and international border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for relationship between the two sides. "Incursions...

India, Pakistan hold third flag meeting
Hindu, 30 August 2014
Officers of the Border Security Force and the Desert Rangers of Pakistan held their third flag meeting on Friday along the international border that has witnessed relentless ceasefire violations in the past month and a half. Sources told The Hindu that...

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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