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#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
#4531, 30 June 2014
IPCS Book Discussion
The Warrior-State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World

A review of Prof TV Paul's latest book
#4515, 16 June 2014
India-Pakistan: The MFN-NDMARB Debacle

Sushant Sareen writes why trade negotiations between India and Pakistan will now have to be started from the scratch
#4510, 13 June 2014
Book Review
Pakistan: A Hyper-national Security State

Rana Banerji reviews TV Paul's latest book, 'The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World'.
#4507, 11 June 2014
City of Flames
TTP and the Karachi Airport Attack

D Suba Chandran argues that the recent attacks on the Karachi International Airport indicate the reach and resolve of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
#4503, 10 June 2014
Tali-Qaeda Reader
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan: The Mehsud Breakaway

Riffath Khaji analyses the reasons for the split in the ranks of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and writes about the potential implications of the same
#4500, 9 June 2014
Dateline Islamabad
India-Pakistan: Faces in the Sand

Salma Malik provides a Pakistani perspective on whether the India-Pakistan bilateral will improve with Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif as the respective prime ministers
#4499, 9 June 2014
Nuke Street
The Second Nuclear Age in the Asia Pacific

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma cautions that rules are less and less likely to govern the evolving uncertainties in Asia
#4490, 3 June 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda

Jayadev Ranade looks at the strategic implications of according priority to India’s neighbourhood
Imran tells army to stay neutral on ‘Azadi March’
Daily Times, 31 July 2014
BANNU/KOHAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday demanded the army should not support the government and stay neutral in his party’s August 14 rally.

Imran tells army to stay neutral on ‘Azadi March’
Daily Times, 31 July 2014
BANNU/KOHAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday demanded the army should not support the government and stay neutral in his party’s August 14 rally.

Pakistan has never had rigging-free elections: Sharjeel Memon
The Dawn, 31 July 2014
HYDERABAD: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Wednesday that not a single election held in Pakistan was free of rigging, DawnNews reported.

Shahbaz promises 2,000 homes for IDPs in North Waziristan
The Dawn, 31 July 2014
BANNU: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said his government would build 2,000 homes for those displaced in the North Waziristan operation.

FO registers protest over clash on Pak-Afghan border
The Dawn, 31 July 2014
ISLAMBAD: Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat on Wednesday and registered a protest over a skirmish during which Pakistani security forces foiled a militant attack on a checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border.

Pak diplomat in Sri Lanka on terror radar
Times of India, 29 July 2014
CHENNAI: Amir Zubair Siddiqui, a Pakistani diplomat named as the person managing ISI activities in India from Sri Lanka, was on the radar of Indian intelligence agencies since 2012. He was first booked by the Tamil Nadu police after they picked up a...

Pak. official recruited Sri Lankan Tamils for recce
Hindu, 28 July 2014
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has prepared a dossier to be handed over to Sri Lankan officials with details of an official in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, suspected of being involved in a terror plot to target U.S. and Israeli...

Displaced by anti-Taliban military operation, Pakistani Pashtun poets revive their craft
The Washington Post, 28 July 2014
BANNU, Pakistan — For more than five centuries, poets in remote northwestern Pakistan have recited verses about the area’s mountainous scenery, their tribal culture and love.

Do not let Haqqanis resettle in NWA, US tells Pakistan
The Nation, 28 July 2014
WASHINGTON - Pakistan is seeking cooperation of US forces in Afghanistan and their Afghan partners in its efforts to ensure that the militants displaced by the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan do not return and regroup in the same area to...

Zarb-e-Azb: army claims 70 percent area of Mirali cleared
Daily Times, 28 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: The military on Sunday claimed that 70 percent of Mirali town and its neighbouring villages – the second largest stronghold of militants – has been cleared by the security forces. 

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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