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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
Iran-Pakistan: Time for Realpolitik over Riyal Politics
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy recommends a balancing act in Pakistan’s relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Oman's Duqm Port and US Exit from Afghanistan
Dr Vijay Sakhuja weighs in on the relevance of the port to the US

Dateline Islamabad
Elections in India and Afghanistan: Perspective from Pakistan

Salma Malik presents a Pakistani perspective on the presidential elections in Afghanistan and the upcoming general elections in India

IPCS Discussion
Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the Military, Political Parties and the TTP in Pakistan



Political space of religious parties
Importance of Jamat-e-Islami

D Suba Chandran explains the significance of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in a turbulent country like Pakistan

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the TTP
D Suba Chandran analyses why the real trouble for Pakistan will have its source in the Punjabi heartland, and not the FATA

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the Military
Rana Banerji writes about Pakistan's dilemma of pursuing/not pursuing the peace talks with the Taliban

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the Political Parties
Sushant Sareen analyses the stances of various political parties vis-a-vis the talks with the Taliban in Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto, Salman Taseer, Shahbaz BhattiÖ
And Now, They are Coming for Us

D Suba Chandran writes about the attack on Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi and explains why our silence is what emboldens the terrorists

Iran-Pakistan Pipeline: Is There Scope for Hope?
Ayesha Khanyari analyses the prospects of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline vis-à-vis the changing dynamics of the region

News
Asia should look within itself: Forum
Chinadaily, 13 April 2014
Asia's distinctive cultural resources can propel the development of the continent's businesses, and the region's cultural diversity can provide new ideas and opportunities for Asian economic integration.

Revisiting Pakistan-Bangladesh relations
Daily Times, 13 April 2014
It is becoming a norm in the South Asian political culture to blame regional states for achieving political goals at home or, perhaps, it is easier to blame others to divert attention from pressing domestic issues that subsequently arise due to mismanagement...

We will give rights to Pak refugees: Modi
Business Standard, 12 April 2014
Raising the issue of refugees, Narendra Modi today accused the government of giving undue favour to immigrants from Bangladesh while denying any facility for displaced persons from Pakistan.Modi also strongly pitched for extending citizenship rights...

18 persons from PaK detained at Nepal border
Rising Kashmir, 12 April 2014
Maharajganj (UP), April 12: At least 18 persons from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) were detained by security men when they were trying to enter India via Nepal from Sonauli border in Mahrajganj District of Uttar Pradesh, SSB sources said today.The...

Terrorism in Islamabad meant to create panic, fear
The News International, 11 April 2014
Kamran Khan, the host of Geo programme, ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath’, said that 23 people embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack in I-11 in Islamabad on Wednesday while over 116 people sustained injuries.

Nawaz urges China to invest more in energy, infrastructure
Daily Times, 11 April 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan, especially in energy and infrastructure.

PM will be arrested one day if PPO is passed in current form: Bilawal
Daily Times, 11 April 2014
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned that if the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) is passed in its current form, a day will come when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may himself become its victim. “If...

Several killed in latest Waziristan militant infighting
Dawn, 11 April 2014
Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

Rawalpindi district court attack kills at least two
Dawn, 11 April 2014
At least two people were killed and several injured on Friday in an incident of indiscriminate firing on a local district court in the garrison city, DawnNews reported.

US reaffirms support to Pakistan in war on terror
Daily Times, 10 April 2014
The United States has strongly condemned Wednesday’s bombing on a fruit market in Islamabad. The State Department also reaffirmed the US support for the country’s efforts to counter the menace of terrorism. “We strongly condemn this...

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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
books
Energy & Environmental Security: A Cooperative Approach in South Asia
D Suba Chandran and J Jeganaathan (Eds.)
New Delhi: IPCS, 2011
Book reviews
Yogesh Joshi reviews
On Nuclearization in South Asia: Two Interpretations
 
 

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