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#4807, 19 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Pakistan in 2015

Sushant Sareen identifies key domestic and foreign policy trends that are likely to confront Pakistan in 2015
#4806, 17 January 2015
Dateline Islamabad
IPCS Forecast: Pakistan in 2015

Salma Malik highlights crucial domestic and foreign policy issues that are likely to be faced by Pakistan in 2015
#4802, 12 January 2015
The Strategist
The Af-Pak Entity: Seduction to Armageddon?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar presents a reading of the emerging regional security environment
#4800, 8 January 2015
Democratic Invitation to a Soft Coup
Pakistan: The Military Courts

D Suba Chandran writes why the Pakistani parliament's invitation to set up military courts will be counter-productive for the country
#4799, 7 January 2015
India-Pakistan Relations: A New Low
Shujaat Bukhari writes while Pakistan must stop being provocative, India too must take sincere efforts to bring peace back to the region
#4791, 2 January 2015
From Kashmir to Kabul
Dr D Suba Chandran presents an annual round-up of the South Asian region
#4789, 29 December 2014
IPCS Discussion
Securing India's Interests in the Indian Ocean: New Strategies and Approaches

Teshu Singh reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4786, 23 December 2014
Dateline Islamabad
India-Pakistan Relations in 2015: Through a Looking Glass

Prof Salma Malik sets the tone for India-Pakistan relations in 2015
#4783, 18 December 2014
And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children

Dr D Suba Chandran reflects on the Peshawar attack of 16 December
#4773, 11 December 2014
Pak-Afghan Reset: Will the Taliban and al Qaeda follow?
D Suba Chandran writes that the success or failure of the reset in the Af-Pak bilateral depends on the fate of their own wars on terror
#4762, 1 December 2014
Af-Pak Diary
Resetting Kabul-Islamabad Relations: Three Key Issues

D Suba Chandran lists key issues that will need to be addressed for the recent improvement in the Af-Pak bilateral to become sustainable
#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
[Editorial] Death in the name of Allah is inexplicable to decent men everywhere
Washington Times, 19 December 2014
Human decency died in Pakistan. Islamic extremists wielding weapons of mass hatred had forfeited any shred of respect from decent men and women everywhere, but the massacre of children in Peshawar sets them apart from the merely evil. They are monsters,...

[Editorial] Peshawar school attack: Arcs of extremism
The Independent, 19 December 2014
If escalating violence is the consequence of the massacre, then the Pakistani government will have failed

Peshawar school massacre: Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?
BBC News, 19 December 2014
For a nation that has lost more than 70,000 people in 13 years to terror attacks, it is not easy to talk of watersheds.

Yes, Pakistanis are united against terrorism. But not on terrorists
The Guardian, 19 December 2014
Militants who target India will always be good taliban. So an alleged architect of the Mumbai attack can be released two days after Peshawar.

Peshawar attack: the danger of desensitisation
ABC News, 18 December 2014
If Pakistan is to change after this week's school attack that killed 132 children, it must not allow this tragedy to join others as part of the national desensitised psyche, writes Samina Yasmeen.

[Editorial] The school killings in Pakistan
The Guardian, 17 December 2014
A massacre of the innocents which shows Islamist extremism at its most callous. But Pakistan’s own policies are also to blame.

How the Taliban groom child suicide bombers
BBC News, 15 December 2014
On a cold winter's day, a stream of relatives, neighbours and well-wishers come to see 10-year-old Naqibullah at his uncle's mud house in Pakistan's Balochistan province. They are happy to see him alive.

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'
BBC News, 10 December 2014
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday that she hopes to pursue a career in politics.

Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit
Reuters, 27 November 2014
South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's...

Pakistan air strikes target Haqqani insurgents
The Guardian, 26 November 2014
An insurgent group known for its deadly attacks on US forces in Afghanistan has been targeted by Pakistani military aircraft in what is believed to be the first such strike on a group long accused of enjoying the secret backing of Pakistan’s army.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan's Militant Groups in 2015
D Suba Chandran
Special Report 174
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Salma Malik
Special Report 171
IPCS Forecasts: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen
Special Report 170
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
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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