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#4578, 23 July 2014
Revolutions and Million Men Marches
Pakistan: 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
Govt fails to distribute promised 144,561 acres of land among poor
Daily Times, 24 July 2014
KARACHI: Sindh government has badly failed to distribute promised 144,561 acres of land among poor, causing unrest among expected beneficiaries and civil society organizations, according to Society for Environmental Actions, Re-Construction and Humanitarian...

Senate yet to nominate members to electoral reforms committee
Daily Times, 24 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms has yet to begun functioning, as the Senate has still not received a single nomination for membership of the committee, so far.

Meetings on security ‘evolve strategy’ for PTI march
The Dawn, 24 July 2014
LAHORE: A ‘strategy’ for dealing with the upcoming Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Azadi march on Aug 14 was evolved on Wednesday during two meetings addressed by two top Punjab government officials separately and attended by all regional...

India, Pak foreign secys to meet on Aug 25
Hindu, 23 July 2014
The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on August 25 to discuss a road map for dialogue, two years after the Secretary-level bilateral talks.The date was agreed on when Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh spoke to her counterpart, Aizaz...

US announces additional $9.3 million for IDPs
The Dawn, 23 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: The United States embassy announced additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)....

Human smuggling through airport worries minister
The Dawn, 23 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday took serious notice of the recent incidents of human smuggling from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) and said strict action would be taken against officials found inefficient...

Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan, India to meet on Aug 25
The Dawn, 23 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary of India Sujatha Singh and her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will meet in Islamabad on August 25 to carry forward the dialogue process between the two countries.

Sri Lanka seizes 100 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan
IANS, 22 July 2014
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka seized a major heroin consignment smuggled from Pakistan, the customs department said on Tuesday.The heroin was seized when grinding machines imported from Pakistan were checked at a customs yard by officials, Xinhua...

Pakistan decides to release 57 Indian fishing boats
Hindu, 21 July 2014
The Pakistan government has decided to release 57 Indian fishing boats which were in its custody as a goodwill gesture, after the release of 150 Indian fishermen in May.It is for the first time perhaps that the government has agreed to let go of such...

Hours after suspension, MQM restores 19 men
Daily Times, 21 July 2014
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee (RC) on Sunday reinstated 19 of its members after suspending them earlier in the day. 

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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