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D. Suba Chandran is Director at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. His primary area of research includes Pakistan; Afghanistan; and Jammu & Kashmir.

He is currently working on two books titled “The Gathering Storm: Pakistan in the Next Decade” and “State Failure, Fragility and Stability in South Asia” (to be published shortly). Some of his other research focus include “Revisiting the New Silk Route: Gas Pipelines and Electricity Corridors in South and Central Asia,” “Early Warnings to Conflict and Peace Audit” and “Taliban’s Ideologies and Strategies.”

He edits an annual titled Armed Conflicts in South Asia, published by the Routledge. He writes a weekly column on regional security in Rising Kashmir, an English daily and regular commentaries in the Tribune and occasionally for other news papers.

He is an Associate at the Pakistan Study Research Unit (PSRU), University of Bradford. Earlier he was a Visiting Professor at the Pakistan Studies Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delh and a Visiting Fellow at the following places: Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK; ACDIS, University of Urbana-Champaign; and the University of Jammu, J&K. He holds a PhD in international relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and a MA in Political Science from Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai.

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PUBLICATIONS
Radical Islam and Democracy: Indian and Southeast Asian Experiences
New Delhi: KAS Publication Series No.25, 2009
The Last Colony: Muzaffarabad-Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi: India Research Press, 2008
Jammu & Kashmir : After the Earthquake
New Delhi: Samskriti, 2006
Bio-Terrorism and Bio-defence
New Delhi: Manohar Publishers
  

“FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2011” In: Armed conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy stasis and fragile peace, New Delhi , Routledge Publications: 2013, pp.50-74, (Co-edited).

“Peace Audit: Between Armed conflict and Positive peace” In: Armed conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy stasis and fragile peace, New Delhi , Routledge Publications: 2013, pp. 133-142 (Co-edited)

“Building bridges in South Asia: Revisioning the Silk Route” In: Building Bridges: Strengthening Physical, emotional and Economical Linkages in South Asia, New Delhi, IPCS Publication: 2013, pp.109-122 (Co-edited)

“Lashkar-e-Toiba” In: Anant, Arpita, Non-State armed groups in South Asia: A preliminary structured focused comparison, New Delhi: Pentagon Press: 2012, pp. 245-262 (Co-authored).

“The rise and decline of armed non-state actors: The Kashmir experience” In: Anant, Arpita, Non-State armed groups in South Asia: A preliminary structured focused comparison, New Delhi: Pentagon Press: 2012, pp. 351-362 (Co-authored).

“Prospects for Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir”, In: Ganguly, Rajat, Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia, London: Routledge: 2012, pp. 0 8-26.

Regional approach: Water as cooperation In: Energy and Environmental Security: A cooperative approach in South Asia, New Delhi: IPCS Publication:2011, pp.123-136 (Co-edited)

"What if US-Pak ties break?" Epilogue, Vol. 5, Issue 11, November 2011

"Can Islamists be ever Secularized?" Review of 'Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan' by Humeira Iqtidar. The Book Review, Vol. 35, No 8-9, August-September, 2011

"International Security, Afghanistan and 2014: Seeds of Instability." The Book Review, Vol.37, No.6, June 2013

"Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum.” The Book Review, Vol.37, No.10, October 2013

“Federalism and Foreign Policy: Dynamics of Centre-State Dissensions in India IPCS Debate.” IPCS Special Report, No. 151, March 2014

“Afghanistan 2014: BSA, Internal Security, Taliban & Indian Strategy IPCS Special Focus.” IPCS Special Report, No. 149, March 2014

“India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race IPCS Debate.” IPCS Special Report, No. 142 July 2013

“Zero Option & Afghan Stability: Karzai, Obama and the High Stakes in Afghanistan.” IPCS Issue Brief, No. 227, July 2013

“The Crisis State: Pakistan’s Security Dilemma.” IPCS Issue Brief, No. 192, May 2012

”Alternative Regional Strategy for India: A Charm Offensive to Win the Hearts and Minds.”

IPCS Issue Brief , No. 161, January 2011

Pakistan: The Coup that didn’t takeIPCS Commentary, No. 4663, 15 September 2014

Pakistan: Crouching Democrats, Hidden KhakisIPCS Commentary, No. 4636, 1 September 2014

Processes at the cost of peace?IPCS Commentary, No. 4631, 28 August 2014

Cost of PeaceIPCS Commentary, No. 4622, 26 August 2014

Rise of Democratic AnarchistsIPCS Commentary, No. 4578, 23 July 2014

Don’t steal the election nowIPCS Commentary, No. 4565, 16 July 2014

Mullah Fazlullah: Challenges to the “Eliminate or Extradite” ApproachIPCS Commentary, No. 4552, 7 July 2014

The Tahirul Qadri AffairIPCS Commentary, No. 4542, 3 July 2014

Dhaka as the Gateway to India’s Look East PolicyIPCS Commentary, No. 4527, 27 June 2014

Modi, Sharif and the Cross-LoC InteractionsIPCS Commentary, No. 4473, 29 May 2014

Region by Sub-regionsIPCS Commentary, No. 4464, 21 May 2014

Civil-Military Equations in Pakistan: Que Sera SeraIPCS Commentary, No. 4408, 24 April 2014

End of the Road for Taliban?IPCS Commentary, No. 4381, 9 April 2014

Presidential Election: Thus spoke the AfghansIPCS Commentary, No. 4378, 7 April 2014

Importance of Jamat-e-IslamiIPCS Commentary, No. 4371, 4 April 2014

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the TTPIPCS Commentary, No. 4366, 2 April 2014

And Now, They are Coming for UsIPCS Commentary, No. 4362, 1 April 2014

Honouring the DeadIPCS Commentary, No. 4360, 26 March 2014

The Demographic DividendIPCS Commentary, No. 4350, 20 March 2014

Pivot, Rebalance and What Next?IPCS Commentary, No. 4337, 13 March 2014

Unraveling of FATAIPCS Commentary, No. 4323, 5 March 2014

Across the Durand Line: Who is in Control Now? Will That Change?IPCS Commentary, No. 4321, 3 March 2014

TTP under Mullah Fazlullah: What Next for the Pakistani Taliban?IPCS Commentary, No. 4308, 14 February 2014

Connecting Asia: South Asia as a Strategic BridgeIPCS Commentary, No. 4306, 13 February 2014

Talks with the TTP: How Far will the State Go?IPCS Commentary, No. 4297, 7 February 2014

Cross-LoC Trade and Our Collective FailureIPCS Commentary, No. 4294, 6 February 2014

Taliban Talks and the Four Horsemen: Between Peace and ApocalypseIPCS Commentary, No. 4290, 3 February 2014

Expanse of Federalism: South Asia Sui Generis?IPCS Commentary, No. 4269, 20 January 2014

Pakistan: Talks about Talks with the Taliban, AgainIPCS Commentary, No. 4238, 6 January 2014

Afghan Mujahideen and J&K: How real is the threat?IPCS Commentary, No. 4227, 27 December 2013

Indian Military Aid to AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 4221, 20 December 2013

Next Steps Across the LoC: The DGMO MeetingIPCS Commentary, No. 4219, 19 December 2013

TAPI Pipeline: Will 2013-14 be the Tipping Point?IPCS Commentary, No. 4209, 6 December 2013

India-Pakistan: Talking to Both the SharifsIPCS Commentary, No. 4207, 3 December 2013

Pakistan: New Army Chief Lt Gen Raheel SharifIPCS Commentary, No. 4199, 28 November 2013

Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional ImplicationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4197, 28 November 2013

Regional Aspirations and National InterestsIPCS Commentary, No. 4181, 15 November 2013

After Hakeemullah Mehsud: Peace Process, American Drones and TTP’s FutureIPCS Commentary, No. 4166, 7 November 2013

Making Sense of LoC: Internal Politics & Bilateral FiringsIPCS Commentary, No. 4160, 31 October 2013

Border Defence AgreementIPCS Commentary, No. 4151, 27 October 2013

Regional Research Institutions and Think-Tanks: Why are they Missing?IPCS Commentary, No. 4147, 17 October 2013

Pakistan: Deciphering ‘Hate’ FactoriesIPCS Commentary, No. 4137, 10 October 2013

Pakistan: Now the Christians, Next?IPCS Commentary, No. 4128, 26 September 2013

A Cohen Critique: US and J&KIPCS Commentary, No. 4124, 26 September 2013

The China Rise and J&KIPCS Commentary, No. 4120, 16 September 2013

End of American Hegemony: Iran, North Korea and now, SyriaIPCS Commentary, No. 4113, 10 September 2013

From Jalalabad to LoC: Interpreting Pakistan Military’s Objectives behind the OffensiveIPCS Commentary, No. 4098, 23 August 2013

Border Management in South Asia: Volatile, Violent and PorousIPCS Commentary, No. 4096, 22 August 2013

The Challenge of/for Iran: New President, Old IssuesIPCS Commentary, No. 4074, 8 August 2013

US and Pakistan after Kerry's Visit: Strategic Dialogue, Afghan Exit and a Nuclear DealIPCS Commentary, No. 4067, 5 August 2013

Cross-LoC interactions in J&K: So Far, Yet Much MoreIPCS Commentary, No. 4062, 1 August 2013

Talks with the Taliban: A Post MortemIPCS Commentary, No. 4057, 28 July 2013

Doha Dialogue, Obama’s Zero Option and the Afghan Future: Advantage TalibanIPCS Commentary, No. 4053, 25 July 2013

Cherishing Malala Yusufzai and Shahid Afridi: Week of the TribalsIPCS Commentary, No. 4042, 18 July 2013

The New Silk Route: Linking J&K and Central AsiaIPCS Commentary, No. 4033, 11 July 2013

Disaster Mis-Management: Nature’s Fury and Our FailureIPCS Commentary, No. 4014, 27 June 2013

Individual and CollectiveIPCS Commentary, No. 4003, 20 June 2013

Northeast as the Centre of Regional UniverseIPCS Commentary, No. 4000, 19 June 2013

Guns and Youth: Preserving our FutureIPCS Commentary, No. 3992, 13 June 2013

Talking to the Taliban: With Whom, On What and for How Long?IPCS Commentary, No. 3977, 6 June 2013

Securing the First Line of DefenceIPCS Commentary, No. 3964, 30 May 2013

What next vis-a-vis China and PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 3944, 23 May 2013

Pakistan Elections 2013: A Preliminary AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 3933, 16 May 2013

Dragon in Ladakh: Deciphering Chinese long term interestsIPCS Commentary, No. 3921, 9 May 2013

Iran, Islam and Nuclear Weapons: Engage Teheran instead of IsolatingIPCS Commentary, No. 3908, 30 April 2013

Core, Periphery and Indian Foreign Policy: The growing divide between Delhi and sub-regionsIPCS Commentary, No. 3895, 25 April 2013

Pir Panjal International Festival: Marketing Rajouri, Poonch, Bhaderwah and BasholiIPCS Commentary, No. 3883, 18 April 2013

India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: No Clear WinnersIPCS Commentary, No. 3882, 17 April 2013

Mullahs to Monks: Why is our Clergy Angry and Violent?IPCS Commentary, No. 3878, 11 April 2013

Pakistan Elections 2013: Movers, Shakers and LosersIPCS Commentary, No. 3869, 4 April 2013

Myanmar: US, China and An Eastern Great Game?IPCS Commentary, No. 3848, 20 March 2013

The Indo-Pacific: India’s Look East 3.0IPCS Commentary, No. 3843, 14 March 2013

Early Warning and Peace Alert: Transforming Rajouri & Poonch in J&KIPCS Commentary, No. 3826, 27 February 2013

J&K after Afzal Guru: Immediate Excuse and Inherent ProblemsIPCS Commentary, No. 3813, 13 February 2013

Reading Pakistan: Why Target Health Workers Administering Vaccinations?IPCS Commentary, No. 3787, 9 January 2013

Af-Pak Diary: Decoding Hakimullah Mehsud’s Talks OfferIPCS Commentary, No. 3786, 8 January 2013

Af-Pak Diary: Are Regional Differences over Afghanistan Irreconcilable?IPCS Commentary, No. 3780, 19 December 2012

Af-Pak Diary: A Region-Led, Region-Owned Solution for AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 3770, 29 November 2012

Obama-II and the Af-Pak: Worst is Yet to Come?IPCS Commentary, No. 3751, 8 November 2012

Malala: Is Pakistan Externalizing an Internal Problem?IPCS Commentary, No. 3727, 16 October 2012

Attack on Pakistan’s Kamra Airbase: What Next for Pakistan and the TTP?IPCS Commentary, No. 3710, 23 August 2012

India’s Nuclear Doctrine: How Elastic and Transparent should it be?IPCS Commentary, No. 3689, 31 July 2012

IPCS Debate: Targeted Killings as a Counter-Naxal StrategyIPCS Commentary, No. 3678, 17 July 2012

Reading Pakistan: What Next After the Judicial Coup, My Lord?IPCS Commentary, No. 3659, 30 June 2012

Radha Vinod Raju: A TributeIPCS Commentary, No. 3650, 22 June 2012

Conflict Alert: Rohingyas, Rakhines and Regional SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 3648, 21 June 2012

Pakistan: Declining Foreign Direct InvestmentIPCS Commentary, No. 3643, 20 June 2012

Reading Pakistan: Imprisonment for Helping Nab bin LadenIPCS Commentary, No. 3624, 28 May 2012

Reading Pakistan: Reopening the NATO Supply LineIPCS Commentary, No. 3621, 21 May 2012

Reading Pakistan: How does Pakistan see the War on Terrorism?IPCS Commentary, No. 3619, 14 May 2012

Reading Pakistan: Stand-Off on NATO Supply LineIPCS Commentary, No. 3618, 14 May 2012

‘Balochistan’ as a Strategic Issue vs the ‘Baloch’ as a Political ProblemIPCS Commentary, No. 3601, 9 April 2012

Indo-Pak Nuclear CBMs: The Road to NowhereIPCS Commentary, No. 3571, 7 February 2012

Af-Pak Diary: The Taliban Apologists, Opportunists and OpponentsIPCS Commentary, No. 3554, 15 January 2012

A 'Delhi Discourse' with Central Asia: Reviving LinkagesIPCS Commentary, No. 3553, 10 January 2012

Reading Pakistan: A New Taliban ShuraIPCS Commentary, No. 3550, 5 January 2012

Af-Pak Diary: Exporting Sectarianism?IPCS Commentary, No. 3520, 14 December 2011

Reading Pakistan: What will follow the NATO Strikes?IPCS Commentary, No. 3499, 30 November 2011

Af-Pak Diary: Civil War and Instability as an Option in AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 3497, 30 November 2011

Reading Pakistan: What if US-Pak Ties Break?IPCS Commentary, No. 3473, 4 October 2011

Reading Pakistan: Why is the Haqqani Network so Important?IPCS Commentary, No. 3469, 26 September 2011

Af-Pak Diary: From Ahmad Shah Massoud to RabbaniIPCS Commentary, No. 3465, 26 September 2011

Ten Years After: ‘Terror Franchisees’ as an Evolving PhenomenonIPCS Commentary, No. 3463, 26 September 2011

Ten Years After: Al Qaeda’s Game PlanIPCS Commentary, No. 3451, 12 September 2011

Af-Pak Diary: Will Mullah Omar Negotiate? What is Taliban's End Game?IPCS Commentary, No. 3446, 5 September 2011

Af-Pak Diary: Should India Adapt to the Game, or Attempt to Change It?IPCS Commentary, No. 3406, 16 June 2011

Reading Pakistan-IV: A War within Pakistan’s Security Establishment?IPCS Commentary, No. 3394, 1 June 2011

Reading Pakistan-III: Is Pakistan Jihad’s Lebensraum?IPCS Commentary, No. 3389, 29 May 2011

After Osama - VI: What will be the al Qaeda’s Game Plan?IPCS Commentary, No. 3371, 5 May 2011

After Osama - V: End the War on Terror?IPCS Commentary, No. 3370, 5 May 2011

Maulana Showkat Shah: One More Dead; How Many More To Go?IPCS Commentary, No. 3356, 15 April 2011

Reading Pakistan-III: Is Military the Only Glue?IPCS Commentary, No. 3354, 7 April 2011

Alternative Strategies for J&K: Before Next SummerIPCS Commentary, No. 3322, 28 January 2011

Reading Pakistan-II: Four Implications of Salman Taseer’s AssassinationIPCS Commentary, No. 3314, 10 January 2011

Reading Pakistan-I: Who Killed Salman Taseer?IPCS Commentary, No. 3312, 7 January 2011

Af-Pak Diary: A Critique of the Blackwill Plan to Partition AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 3301, 23 December 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Obama’s Afghanistan ReviewIPCS Commentary, No. 3299, 21 December 2010

Indo-Pak Nuclear Commission: A SWOT AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 3279, 11 November 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Will the Taliban Negotiate?IPCS Commentary, No. 3263, 20 October 2010

Indus Waters Governance-VI: Political Consensus vs Provincial LegislationsIPCS Commentary, No. 3253, 6 October 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Now a Peace Council to Negotiate with the TalibanIPCS Commentary, No. 3249, 30 September 2010

Indus Waters Governance-V: One River, Three DialoguesIPCS Commentary, No. 3243, 27 September 2010

“Sit Tight and Do Nothing”: New Delhi’s Nero Policy towards KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 3237, 15 September 2010

Kashmir: Search for a Consensus and the Elusive Starting PointIPCS Commentary, No. 3229, 6 September 2010

Towards Regional Stability: Establish an Indo-Pak Nuclear CommissionIPCS Commentary, No. 3227, 30 August 2010

Indus Waters Governance-IV: Don’t Securitize the Water DebateIPCS Commentary, No. 3224, 26 August 2010

Fighting the Naxalites: CRPF is the Best OptionIPCS Commentary, No. 3219, 17 August 2010

Af-Pak Diary: India’s Options after the Kabul ConferenceIPCS Commentary, No. 3206, 9 August 2010

Indus Waters Governance-III: Keep the IWT away from the Composite DialogueIPCS Commentary, No. 3198, 22 July 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Kabul Conference and the Countdown to another DisasterIPCS Commentary, No. 3197, 21 July 2010

Indus Waters Governance-II: From ‘Letter and Spirit’ to ‘Letter vs Spirit’IPCS Commentary, No. 3193, 19 July 2010

Indus Waters Governance-I: Crisis of InstitutionsIPCS Commentary, No. 3191, 15 July 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Should India also talk to the Taliban?IPCS Commentary, No. 3190, 13 July 2010

Af-Pak Diary: Is Karzai’s Endgame changing vis-ŕ-vis Pakistan?IPCS Commentary, No. 3188, 9 July 2010

Violence in Kashmir: Is the Conflict Transforming from Militancy to Civilian Unrest?IPCS Commentary, No. 3178, 5 July 2010

Should India give up its NFU Doctrine?IPCS Commentary, No. 3169, 24 June 2010

Pakistan and Indus Waters: The ‘Blame India’ ProjectIPCS Commentary, No. 3159, 21 June 2010

Countering the Naxal Threat-III: Use the CRPF and Avoid the ArmyIPCS Commentary, No. 3151, 15 June 2010

Ajmal Kasab: Battle Won; What about the War?IPCS Commentary, No. 3119, 7 May 2010

Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: the Indian PerspectiveIPCS Commentary, No. 3093, 13 April 2010

Balochistan: Are the Balochis ready for external support?IPCS Commentary, No. 2938, 11 August 2009

What if the US ratifies the CTBT? Debating India’s OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 2928, 31 July 2009

India and Pakistan: A Dialogue to Nowhere?IPCS Commentary, No. 2912, 20 July 2009

Indus Waters Treaty-II: For Better Indus Waters GovernanceIPCS Commentary, No. 2891, 10 June 2009

Pakistan: New President, Old ProblemsIPCS Commentary, No. 2674, 11 September 2008

Pakistan's Problems: Nuclear Fallout?IPCS Commentary, No. 2594, 10 June 2008

Amir Haidar Khan Hoti: The 19th Warrior of the FrontierIPCS Commentary, No. 2536, 1 April 2008

Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani: PPP's Punjabi Prime MinisterIPCS Commentary, No. 2526, 26 March 2008

Pakistan after BenazirIPCS Commentary, No. 2454, 28 December 2007

Foreigners versus Locals: What is happening in South Waziristan?IPCS Commentary, No. 2253, 3 April 2007

Violence in Tank, NWFP - Taliban's Look East PolicyIPCS Commentary, No. 2252, 3 April 2007

Iran's Internal Bombs: Balochi or Sunni?IPCS Commentary, No. 2247, 30 March 2007

The Demilitarization Politics in J&K - II: The End of Crisis?IPCS Commentary, No. 2237, 15 March 2007

The Demilitarization Politics in J&K- Part 1IPCS Commentary, No. 2234, 8 March 2007

Declining Militancy in Rajouri and PoonchIPCS Commentary, No. 2200, 5 February 2007

Republic Day Celebrations in PoonchIPCS Commentary, No. 2199, 1 February 2007

Pakistan in 2006: Year of ViolenceIPCS Commentary, No. 2176, 4 January 2007

Taliban in FATA: Four Funerals and a FurorIPCS Commentary, No. 2071, 14 July 2006

Mumbai Train Attacks: Who and WhyIPCS Commentary, No. 2068, 12 July 2006

Why no Indian Muslims in International Jihad?IPCS Commentary, No. 2065, 10 July 2006

Balochistan: Kalpars, Masuris and the Intra Bugti Clashes in Dera BugtiIPCS Commentary, No. 2052, 28 June 2006

Waziristan: Taliban, State and MediaIPCS Commentary, No. 2048, 23 June 2006

Khyber Agency : Indigenous Taliban, Illegal Radio Stations and Ineffective AdministrationIPCS Commentary, No. 2039, 16 June 2006

Looking Beyond the Doda MassacreIPCS Commentary, No. 2005, 6 May 2006

People, State, Fear and Counter-MilitancyIPCS Commentary, No. 1989, 12 April 2006

Good, Bad and Ugly: Poonch is ChangingIPCS Commentary, No. 1963, 14 March 2006

Rang de Basant: MMA Targets LahoreIPCS Commentary, No. 1961, 13 March 2006

Iran, IAEA and India: Looking through Security InterestsIPCS Commentary, No. 1890, 21 November 2005

J&K: Coping with DisasterIPCS Commentary, No. 1877, 28 October 2005

Kashmir: Should Mufti Continue?IPCS Commentary, No. 1874, 26 October 2005

Post-Quake Political Efforts: Time for Bolder StepsIPCS Commentary, No. 1868, 24 October 2005

Manmohan Singh-Hurriyat Meeting: Beginning of an Internal Peace Process?IPCS Commentary, No. 1836, 13 September 2005

Indo-Pak Nuclear CBMs: Looking Beyond the Pre-Notification Agreement on MissilesIPCS Commentary, No. 1827, 22 August 2005

Sri Lanka, LTTE and Lakshman Kadirgamar: Revenge as an IdeologyIPCS Commentary, No. 1823, 18 August 2005

Looking Beyond Bio-Weapons and Bio-Terrorism in South AsiaIPCS Commentary, No. 1750, 20 May 2005

Revisiting Indo-Pak 2002 Border Confrontation - I: Why 13 December?IPCS Commentary, No. 1746, 14 May 2005

Can Musharraf be Trusted? - Engage Him Until a Better Option ArisesIPCS Commentary, No. 1718, 27 April 2005

Profiling the Fidayeen Attacks: Suicide and Suicidal Terrorism in Jammu and KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 1713, 25 April 2005

Musharraf-Manmohan Joint Statement: An AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 1703, 19 April 2005

The Bus between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad : Observations and AnalysesIPCS Commentary, No. 1694, 11 April 2005

Revisiting Kargil: Was it a Failure for Pakistan's Military?IPCS Commentary, No. 1635, 8 February 2005

What Would be Acceptable in Jammu and Kashmir?: An Indian PerspectiveIPCS Commentary, No. 1541, 23 October 2004

Indo-Pak Peace Process: What would Build/Destroy Confidence?IPCS Commentary, No. 1535, 21 October 2004

Suicide Attacks in September 2004 - The Asian Ring of FireIPCS Commentary, No. 1522, 13 October 2004

Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir - VI: A Role for the United States?IPCS Commentary, No. 1484, 31 August 2004

Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir – III: Importance of Delivery Mechanisms in Economic BuildingIPCS Commentary, No. 1473, 23 August 2004

Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir II: Vested Economic InterestsIPCS Commentary, No. 1471, 21 August 2004

Critiquing Habibullah Report on Kashmir – I: ‘Political’ vs. ‘Militant’IPCS Commentary, No. 1469, 21 August 2004

Suicide Attack on Shaukat Aziz: Some Preliminary QuestionsIPCS Commentary, No. 1454, 6 August 2004

Pakistan and MNNA – Issues and Implications: An Indian PerspectiveIPCS Commentary, No. 1370, 17 April 2004

Kashmir, UNSC Resolutions and Indo-Pak Rapprochement (Pakistan Media Survey, 9-14 January 2004)IPCS Commentary, No. 1297, 9 February 2004

Kashmir and Jihad (Pakistan Media Analysis 1-7 January 2004)IPCS Commentary, No. 1281, 16 January 2004

Looking for Solutions in Kashmir: Pakistan’s PerceptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 1278, 15 January 2004

Pakistan, Nuclear Weapons and Militancy in KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 1277, 15 January 2004

Pakistan’s Defence Expenditure and KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 1276, 15 January 2004

Can Musharraf be Trusted?: Pakistan’s Military and KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 1275, 15 January 2004

Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy: Internal AspectsIPCS Commentary, No. 1274, 15 January 2004

One Step Forward: Two Steps Backward: Will Vajpayee Stand Firm this time?IPCS Commentary, No. 1226, 27 November 2003

New Initiatives: The “Other” PerceptionIPCS Commentary, No. 1207, 12 November 2003

Responding to a Response – I: Pakistan’s Counter Proposals: An AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 1201, 6 November 2003

All Party Hurriyat Confusion: Implications of an ExitIPCS Commentary, No. 1097, 17 August 2003

Suicide Terrorism in South Asia: From Promised Land to Presumed LandIPCS Commentary, No. 1085, 26 July 2003

Reaping the Whirlwind – III: Not America vs Army, but America and ArmyIPCS Commentary, No. 1084, 18 July 2003

Reaping the Whirlwind – II: Allah vs ArmyIPCS Commentary, No. 1083, 18 July 2003

Reaping the Whirlwind – I: Jihadis vs PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 1082, 18 July 2003

The Indo-Pak Riddle: Neither forward nor backward nor stationaryIPCS Commentary, No. 1036, 18 May 2003

Anatomy of an Anarchic ConfrontationIPCS Commentary, No. 1035, 14 May 2003

Implications of the War (Pakistan Media Survey: March 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 1010, 13 April 2003

Is Pakistan next? Implications and Options (Pakistan Media Survey: March 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 1009, 13 April 2003

American Interests through Pakistani Eyes (Pakistan Media Survey: March 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 1008, 13 April 2003

Preparing for Iraq War: What Role for Pakistan? (Pakistan Media Survey: February 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 1007, 13 April 2003

Coping With the Enemy (Pakistan Media Survey: February 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 1006, 13 April 2003

Terrorism and Organized Crime in IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 973, 3 March 2003

Pakistan in 2002 (Pakistan Media Survey, 1-15 January 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 964, 8 February 2003

Musharraf’s “Un-Conventional War” (Pakistan Media Survey, 1-15 January 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 963, 9 February 2003

War Against Terrorism: Is Pakistan the Next Target? (Pakistan Media Survey, 1-15 January 2003)IPCS Commentary, No. 962, 9 February 2003

NWFP, Pakistan and Anti AmericanismIPCS Commentary, No. 946, 10 January 2003

Pakistan Media Survey (18-24 November 2002): The First Baloch PMIPCS Commentary, No. 945, 10 January 2003

Jamali the ThirteenthIPCS Commentary, No. 944, 10 January 2003

The Enemy Within: Pakistan Media Survey, 11-17 November 2002IPCS Commentary, No. 921, 25 November 2002

West and East: Pakistan Media Survey, 11-17 November 2002IPCS Commentary, No. 920, 25 November 2002

Post Elections Political Mess in Pakistan - II: Unholy AlliancesIPCS Commentary, No. 919, 25 November 2002

Post Elections Political Mess in Pakistan - I: The Prodigal DaughterIPCS Commentary, No. 918, 25 November 2002

India’s case for a Limited Missile DefenceIPCS Commentary, No. 894, 23 October 2002

Elections in PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 892, 8 October 2002

An Inquiry into Limited War - II: Limited War; Unlimited QuestionsIPCS Commentary, No. 884, 4 October 2002

Elections in Kashmir - XIV: How People Across the Border See ItIPCS Commentary, No. 876, 25 September 2002

Lackluster Elections (Pak Media Survey, 16-22 Sept 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 875, 4 October 2002

Elections in Kashmir XIII: Bullets Before BallotsIPCS Commentary, No. 866, 17 September 2002

September 11 and Kashmir: An Indian PerspectiveIPCS Commentary, No. 865, 17 September 2002

Can the US deliver Pakistan on Kashmir? (Pak Media Survey, 2-8 Sep, 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 864, 17 September 2002

September 11 and PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 860, 12 September 2002

Elections in Kashmir - XII: “Elections will not be credible”: Saifuddin SozIPCS Commentary, No. 858, 12 September 2002

LFO, Armitage Visit and Kashmir (Pak Media Survey, 26 Aug – 1 Sept 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 853, 9 September 2002

Musharraf – Powerful, but not safe (Pakistan though global lens: 19-25 August 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 847, 31 August 2002

Is Al-Qaeda present in Pakistan? (Pak Media Survey 19-25 Aug 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 846, 31 August 2002

Inside Pakistan IV: Return of the DaughterIPCS Commentary, No. 845, 31 August 2002

Inside Pakistan III: Grand National AllianceIPCS Commentary, No. 843, 26 August 2002

Tale of two elections (Pak Media Survey 12-18 Aug 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 842, 26 August 2002

Elections in Kashmir-XI: Real threat comes from the peopleIPCS Commentary, No. 841, 26 August 2002

Elections in Kashmir-X: Why the Hurriyat will not ParticipateIPCS Commentary, No. 837, 31 August 2002

Elections in Kashmir-IX: Analysis of an Informal SurveyIPCS Commentary, No. 834, 16 August 2002

Elections in Kashmir-VIII: “There will be larger participation: Prof Riyaz Punjabi”IPCS Commentary, No. 823, 11 August 2002

Pakistan Constitutional Proposals – I: A Puppet Prime Minister and a Powerless ParliamentIPCS Commentary, No. 822, 11 August 2002

Constitutional Proposals: The Debate Continues (Pak Media Survey, 22-28 July 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 811, 28 July 2002

Inside Pakistan-II: Political Parties Gear for ElectionsIPCS Commentary, No. 810, 28 July 2002

Contemplating the Constitutional Packages: Pak Media Survey (14-21 July 2002)IPCS Commentary, No. 804, 24 July 2002

Inside Pakistan I: Threat from the Military and MilitantsIPCS Commentary, No. 803, 24 July 2002

Elections in Kashmir - VI : Combating the Militants’ StrategyIPCS Commentary, No. 801, 24 July 2002

An Inquiry into Limited War– I The TheoryIPCS Commentary, No. 799, 15 July 2002

Elections in Kashmir - V Making it Free and FairIPCS Commentary, No. 793, 13 July 2002

Elections in Kashmir - IV Enter Abdullah IIIIPCS Commentary, No. 792, 13 July 2002

Elections in Kashmir - II An Argument for International ObservationIPCS Commentary, No. 761, 29 May 2002

Assassination of Abdul Ghani Lone What Lies BeneathIPCS Commentary, No. 760, 29 May 2002

Referendum in Pakistan - III Political Parties – The Paper Tigers?IPCS Commentary, No. 742, 27 April 2002

Referendum in Pakistan-II The Decisive Factors and ActorsIPCS Commentary, No. 740, 26 April 2002

Referendum in Pakistan-I Rhetoric vs RealityIPCS Commentary, No. 739, 26 April 2002

An Inquiry into Suicide Terrorism – I: Sociological PerspectivesIPCS Commentary, No. 711, 28 February 2002

The Fall of TalibanIPCS Commentary, No. 672, 31 December 2001

Fighting the Fidayeens: Combating Suicide Terrorism in KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 650, 28 November 2001

The Taliban “Split”: Forking a KnifeIPCS Commentary, No. 643, 22 November 2001

Afghanistan: After Taliban What?IPCS Commentary, No. 627, 31 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – VIII The Great Game Returns: American Interests in AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 623, 23 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – VII Sending troops to Afghanistan: The Soviet DilemmaIPCS Commentary, No. 622, 23 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – VI The Saur Revolution gone SourIPCS Commentary, No. 621, 23 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – V Zahir Shah, Daud Khan and the Saur RevolutionIPCS Commentary, No. 613, 16 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – IV The Great GameIPCS Commentary, No. 612, 16 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy III The First Afghan EmpireIPCS Commentary, No. 611, 11 September 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – II In Search of an Independent KingdomIPCS Commentary, No. 610, 16 October 2001

Chronicling the Afghanistan Tragedy – I The Land and its PeopleIPCS Commentary, No. 609, 16 October 2001

Banning SIMI: A ‘right’ beginning, but…IPCS Commentary, No. 601, 9 October 2001

Born to Die: The Black Tigers of the LTTEIPCS Commentary, No. 599, 7 October 2001

Indo-Pak TradeIPCS Commentary, No. 574, 12 September 2001

Kashmir: The Way Ahead - IVIPCS Commentary, No. 572, 10 September 2001

Kashmir: The Way Ahead - IIIIPCS Commentary, No. 571, 10 September 2001

Kashmir: Issues and ActorsIPCS Commentary, No. 569, 4 September 2001

Kashmir: The Way Ahead - IIPCS Commentary, No. 542, 15 August 2001

Let the People MeetIPCS Commentary, No. 519, 6 July 2001

Indo-Pak Summits: A ProfileIPCS Commentary, No. 514, 27 June 2001

Indo-Pak Summit: CBMs in the Economic FieldIPCS Commentary, No. 513, 27 June 2001

Jihad, Pakistan and Indo-Pak DialogueIPCS Commentary, No. 477, 2 March 2001

Pakistan Today - III: The Myth of TalibanisationIPCS Commentary, No. 473, 27 February 2001

Pakistan Today - II: Economy: Stupid?IPCS Commentary, No. 472, 27 February 2001

Pakistan Today - I: Democracy: Chasing a Mirage?IPCS Commentary, No. 471, 27 February 2001

Pakistan Today – I: PML (N): In a Perfect Storm?IPCS Commentary, No. 434, 16 November 2000

Lashkar-e-Shivba: Do we really need it?IPCS Commentary, No. 426, 23 October 2000

RDX & IEDs: The Deadly DuetIPCS Commentary, No. 424, 20 October 2000

The Hizbul MujahideenIPCS Commentary, No. 405, 14 August 2000

Recent Developments in Kashmir – II: Hizbul Cease-fire - ImplicationsIPCS Commentary, No. 402, 7 August 2000

Recent Developments in Kashmir – I: Hizbul Cease-fire - Why?IPCS Commentary, No. 401, 7 August 2000

Kashmir: Need for an Internal DialogueIPCS Commentary, No. 354, 11 May 2000

The First Suicide Bomb in KashmirIPCS Commentary, No. 353, 11 May 2000

Pakistan's Economy-II: Challenges facing MusharrafIPCS Commentary, No. 317, 28 January 2000

Pakistan's Economy-I: Inherent ProblemsIPCS Commentary, No. 316, 28 January 2000

Madrassas in Pakistan - II: Breedinground for Islamic Militants?IPCS Commentary, No. 315, 25 January 2000

Madrassas in Pakistan –I: Madrassas: A brief overviewIPCS Commentary, No. 314, 25 January 2000

Pakistan's Afghan Policy: Towards a Change?IPCS Commentary, No. 300, 23 December 1999

The Internal Challenges Facing Gen. MusharrafIPCS Commentary, No. 281, 3 November 1999

A Rationale for the Pakistan CoupIPCS Commentary, No. 280, 3 November 1999

Militant Groups in Kashmir: An AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 258, 6 September 1999

Shooting the AtlantiqueIPCS Commentary, No. 249, 19 August 1999

Infiltration in Kargil Pakistan's Objectives and StrategiesIPCS Commentary, No. 199, 9 June 1999

Infiltration in Kargil Misperceptions of Pakistan's MotivationsIPCS Commentary, No. 193, 1 June 1999

Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -II RefugeesIPCS Commentary, No. 188, 28 April 1999

Non Military Threats to the Security of Pakistan -I Drug Cultivation and TraffickingIPCS Commentary, No. 187, 22 April 1999

Indo-Pak Power Deal and Confidence BuildingIPCS Commentary, No. 172, 12 February 1999

The Sindh ImbroglioIPCS Commentary, No. 160, 21 November 1998

Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - V Terrorism and Drug TraffickingIPCS Commentary, No. 159, 21 November 1998

Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - IV Trade and CommerceIPCS Commentary, No. 158, 21 November 1998

Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - III Sir CreekIPCS Commentary, No. 154, 21 November 1998

Delhi Round of Indo-Pak Talks - I SiachenIPCS Commentary, No. 153, 18 November 1998

Strategic and Doctrinal Implications:Post-Pokharan and ChagaiIPCS Commentary, No. 127, 18 July 1998

Clinton’s China Visit Objectives, Achievements & FailuresIPCS Commentary, No. 126, 18 July 1998

  External Publications

Al-Qaida jihad call unlikely to echo in India, The Tribune, 16 September 2014

Peace May Be Prolonged, Interview by The Sunday Leader, 24 August 2014

Is the Mainstream Failing?, Rising Kashmir, 10 July 2014

Iraq, Syria and the ISIL: Lessons from West Asia, Rising Kashmir, 18 June 2014

The Honour Killing, Rising Kashmir, 05 June 2014

Technology and Us, Rising Kashmir, 1 May 2014

Consensus on talks with Taliban, The Tribune, 29 March 2014

A tale of two Taliban, The Hindu, 05 February 2014

Why is Afghanistan important to India?, The Friday Times, 24 January 2014

Roads and Rails: The Missing Revolution, Rising Kashmir, 23 January 2014

Pakistan in 2014, Rising Kashmir, 16 January 2014

Hang Musharraf Hang, Rising Kashmir, 10 January 2014

Afghan survival after 2014, The Tribune, 21 December, 2013

Drone attacks, a convenient explanation, The Hindu, 16 November 2013

Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum, The Book Reveiw, Vol.37, No.10, October 2013

South Asia: Common Future, The Friday Times, September 27 - October 3

US-Pakistan nuclear deal, The Tribune, 23 August 2013

Ramban Firing: State not Performing, The Tribune, 08 August 2013

International Security, Afghanistan and 2014: Seeds of Instability, The Book Review, Vol.37, No.6, June 2013

Chhattisgarh Massacre: Local Battles and the Larger War, The Tribune, 5 June 2013

Return of the General, Rising Kashmir, 27 March 2013

Friends of Pir Panjal, Rising Kashmir, 21 March 2013

Angry Young Men, Rising Kashmir, 14 March 2013

An Indian Pivot to the Asia Pacific: From Look East to Indo-Pacific, The Tribune, 9 March 2013

Karachi and Quetta in flames, Rising Kashmir, 06 March 2013

Rajouri in Transition, Rising Kashmir, 27 February 2013

India's objectives in Myanmar:Time for a regional approach, The Tribune, 26 February 2013

Dialogue of the Deaf, Rising Kashmir, 21 February 2013

Winding roads, binding accidents, Rising Kashmir, 26 January 2013

Talking to the Taliban: Who is fooling Whom, The Tribune, 22 January 2013

Forging common South Asian identity, Rising Kashmir, 12 January 2013

Political problems, legal resolutions, Rising Kashmir, 7 December 2012

Cross-LoC Trade: Incremental Concessions, Strategic Disenchantment, Rising Kashmir, 24 November 2012

Sufism, Salafism and State in Pakistan: Makings of an Internal Jihad, The Tribune, 17 November 2012

Nobel Peace Prize for SAARC?, Rising Kashmir, 27 October 2012

Sectarian Violence in Pakistan, The Tribune, 1 October 2012

The Great Game, Rising Kashmir, 29 September 2012

South Asia: Sub-Regions and Regional Connectivity, Rising Kashmir, 15 September 2012

Sri Lanka: the war is over, but not the conflict, Rising Kashmir, 1 September 2012

From Washington to Waziristan, The Tribune, 27 August 2012

Safeguarding Nuclear Assets, Rising Kashmir, 18 August 2012

Politics of trade, Rising Kashmir, 3 August 2012

Political crisis in Pakistan: Too much expectations from new PM, The Tribune, 17 July 2012

Dealing With Pakistan, Geopolitics, July 2012, pp.62-64

Fixers and framers of Pakistan, The Rising Kashmir, 30 June 2012

Pakistan’s tottering economy: A budget aimed at elections, The Tribune, 23 June 2012

Revisioning the Silk Route-III, The Rising Kashmir, 15 June 2012

Poonch and Rajouri going through transition, The Rising Kashmir, 9 June 2012

Revisioning the Silk Route-II, The Rising Kashmir, 2 June 2012

Revisioning the Silk Route-I, The Rising Kashmir, 25 May 2012

US & Pakistan in Afghanistan: Estranged partners and allies, The Tribune, 16 May 2012

Two Talibans, The Rising Kashmir, 11 May 2012

India's peripheries, New Delhi and border interactions, Rising Kashmir, 21 April 2012

What are American interests in Balochistan, Rising Kashmir, 7 April 2012

Im the Dim proves to be street smart, The Pioneer, 2 April 2012

Imran Khan: New Phenomenon or a Big Bubble?, Rising Kashmir, 23 March 2012

 

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