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#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
Indus-tan
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
Indus-tan
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
Indus-tan
Domestic Politicking in Pakistan: It's Not Cricket, Stupid!

Sushant Sareen analyses and makes projections based on the political upheavals currently underway in Pakistan 
  
News
Five target killers among 8 criminals arrested: AIG
Daily Times, 5 September 2014
KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) on Thursday claimed that the East and West Zone police have arrested eight criminals including five target killers involved in the killing of policemen and sectarian violence in the city.

PPP warns legislators to stay alert of conspiracies against democracy
Daily Times, 5 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday warned about a more fierce battle in the coming days and asked the parliamentarians not to be mistaken by the “partial victory” in the “first battle”.

Qadri again urges SC not to intervene
Daily Times, 5 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to not intervene for a resolution in the current political standoff arising out of the PTI and PAT sit-ins at the Constitution Avenue of the capital. 

Ready for ‘give and take’ to resolve crisis: Nawaz
Daily Times, 5 September 2014
LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that he appreciates the efforts of the opposition-held jirga to resolve the political crisis and said that he was ready to for a give and take in order o resolve the ongoing crisis.

PPP for negotiated settlement of political crisis
Daily Times, 4 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Wednesday resolved to settle the current political impasse through negotiations and dialogue.

Pandemonium as PTI returns to parliament
Daily Times, 4 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: The joint sitting of parliament on Wednesday appeared divided on the resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s lawmakers from the National Assembly, with the various parliamentary parties on different wavelengths after the party’s...

910 terrorists killed since start of Zarb-e-Azb: ISPR
Daily Times, 4 September 2014
RAWALPINDI: As many as 910 terrorists have been killed since start of Zarb-e-Azb military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency which is progressing as per plan.

Pak’s Parliament holds emergency session to discuss poll crisis
The Indian Express, 3 September 2014
Pakistan’s Parliament is holding a joint emergency session on Tuesday to support embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discuss the deepening political crisis that has triggered violence and brought the powerful army at the centre stage.

Of Imran Khan and his links with ‘badge-bearers’
The News International, 3 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: There is nothing new in Javed Hashmi’s allegation that Imran Khan is pursuing the agenda of ‘the badge-bearers’, given the fact that he had been repeatedly accused by his political opponents of getting the backing of the...

Parliament to guarantee PM’s exit if SC panel proves rigging
The News International, 3 September 2014
ISLAMABAD: A consultative meeting of the mainstream political parties on Monday called for finding a solution to the ongoing political crisis through talks and warned that any extra-constitutional action would damage the country’s democratic...

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
books
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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