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#4752, 20 November 2014
Nuke Street
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma cautions that bilateral tensions do not bode well for international initiatives towards securing nuclear materials
#4747, 19 November 2014
Pakistan: Why are Christians Being Persecuted?
Roomana Hukil analyses societal and legal factors that aid attacks against Christians in Pakistan
#4743, 18 November 2014
Dateline Islamabad
Burying the Past: A New Beginning for Pakistan and Afghanistan

Salma Malik explains why increased trust and cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan is extremely important for both countries.
#4740, 17 November 2014
Islamic State: Prospects in Pakistan

Sushant Sareen analyses the prospects of the entry and consolidation of the Islamic State in Pakistan
#4738, 17 November 2014
Strategic Space
Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that it is high time for nations to come together to address urgent challenges in an inclusive and collective fashion
#4728, 4 November 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Can Pakistan Reset its Relations with Afghanistan?

Dr D Suba Chandran draws from the recent ICG report, Resetting Pakistan’s Relations with Afghanistan
#4712, 22 October 2014
Pakistan: The Futility of Internationalising Kashmir

Sushant Sareen provides a perspective on the India-Pakistan row over Kashmir at the UN
#4701, 20 October 2014
Strategic Space
Nasr: Dangers of Pakistan's Short Range Ballistic Missile

Dr Manpreet Sethi explains why this type of deterrence is not conducive to regional or international stability
#4699, 20 October 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Implications for Asian Security

Prof PR Chari asks what India could do to ensure its national interests in the prevailing environment
#4697, 16 October 2014
IPCS Discussion
Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Pakistan's Nuclear Developments

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy reports on the proceedings on the discussion on Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons, organised by the IPCS
#4680, 6 October 2014
Maritime Matters
Maritime Terrorism: Karachi as a Staging Point

Dr Vijay Sakhhuja comments on the recent terrorist attacks in Karachi on PNS Mehran and PNS Zulfiqar 
#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 didnít 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
Another Ex-Commando Says He Shot Bin Laden
New York Times, 7 November 2014
A former member of the Navy SEALs has come forward claiming to have shot the Qaeda leader during the daring operation in Pakistan in 2011. Two years ago, another SEALs member said he was among those who shot Bin Laden. Meanwhile, multiple military officials...

Pakistan bombing: Wagah suicide attack near India border
BBC News, 3 November 2014
More than 50 people were killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Pakistan's only border crossing with India.

Terrorism a threat to India when Pakistan is frustrated
Defence News, 24 October 2014
Defence expert Lieutenant General (retd.) Raj Kadyan on Thursday said that terrorism becomes a real threat to India when Pakistan is frustrated.

Violence in Pakistan Kills at Least 13
New York Times, 24 October 2014
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A barrage of shootings and bombings shook the Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead in three separate attacks that each reflected a different facet of the violence afflicting Baluchistan Province.

PAK-FA fighter receives first sets of new electronic warfare system
Defence News, 22 October 2014
The Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems.

India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fighting
Defence News, 22 October 2014
India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more "pain" if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

Despite Costly U.S. Effort, Afghan Poppy Cultivation Hits New High
New York Times, 21 October 2014
WASHINGTON — Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit an all-time high in 2013 despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the United States $7.6 billion, the U.S. government watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction spending said...

Condemned Christian woman to take blasphemy case to top Pakistani court
CNN News, 21 October 2014
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans to take her case to the country's highest court after a high court last week rejected her appeal, her attorney says.

Bhuttoís son vows defeat for jihadists in Pakistan
The Korea Herald, 20 October 2014
KARACHI (AFP) ― The son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto launched his formal political debut in a massive rally Saturday, vowing to resist extremism and stop the Islamic State group from gaining a foothold in the country.

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir
Zee News, 17 October 2014
Srinagar: Pakistani forces fired across the International Border with India in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm Thursday night.

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
Pakistanís 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: Pakistanís 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 Indiaís Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
Issue Brief 169
After Osama: Pakistanís 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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