Articles in Courtesy: IPCS

A Post - INF Nuclear World

A Post - INF Nuclear World

By: Summaiya Khan | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Mar , 2019

President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty raising complex security concerns with ramifications that could upset an already fractious...

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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 26 Feb , 2019

The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of...

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Balochistan: Contextualising the Recent Spike in Attacks

Balochistan: Contextualising the Recent Spike in Attacks

By: Anwar Ali Tsarpa | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 13 Feb , 2019

On 23 November 2018, a Baloch insurgent group, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) attacked the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. In a statement, the BLA said the “objective of the...

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HAL and India's Race to the Bottom

HAL and India's Race to the Bottom

By: Gp Capt Murli Menon, (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 09 Feb , 2019

The Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru and the tragic fatalities of the two test pilots must make Indian policy-makers recognise and take steps to urgently address the conditions in which the...

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Xi’s Disquieting Dream of National Rejuvenation

Xi’s Disquieting Dream of National Rejuvenation

By: Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 01 Feb , 2019

In the run up to the First World War, Germany pursued a combination of overbearing diplomacy and brinkmanship to achieve policy goals, despite the risk of war. Demanding a review of the...

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Can the EU Secure its Strategic Interests through the JCPOA?

Can the EU Secure its Strategic Interests through the JCPOA?

By: Manuel Herrera | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 27 Jan , 2019

The EU’s strategic interests with regard to Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) rest on four main pillars: maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf which is vital for global...

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India-Indonesia: A Natural Partnership for the Indo-Pacific

India-Indonesia: A Natural Partnership for the Indo-Pacific

By: Ashutosh Nagda | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 23 Jan , 2019

During his May 2018 visit to India, Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Panjaitan, laid emphasis on a closer cooperation between India and Indonesia, suggesting it to...

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Countering Left Wing Extremism: Need to Look Beyond Numbers

Countering Left Wing Extremism: Need to Look Beyond Numbers

By: Dr Sanchita Bhattacharya | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 20 Jan , 2019

It has been over 50 years, and the Maoist movement in India is still not showing signs of withdrawing or weakening. Undeniably, at present, the movement is hard pressed by new challenges and it no...

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Where is Kabul Headed?

Where is Kabul Headed?

By: Maryam Baryalay and Abdul Mateen Imran | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 17 Jan , 2019

Afghanistan is gearing up for a possible political overturn. The ongoing peace talks between the US and the Taliban; talks of withdrawal of 7000 US troops; the three-month push-back of the Afghan...

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Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

By: Alok Joshi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 12 Jan , 2019

There is a long-standing debate on the role, means, and end goals of intelligence. Is dissemination the purpose? Do ownership issues come into play between intelligence and law enforcement only in...

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Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 06 Jan , 2019

Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons certainly stand...

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J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

By: Sarral Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 31 Dec , 2018

The ‘new’ phase of militancy in J&K that began after Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016 continues to present multiple security challenges. With an eye on upcoming elections, the security situation may...

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Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA

Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA

By: Manuel Herrera | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 25 Dec , 2018

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and resume US primary and secondary sanctions on Iran has positioned the EU and the US on a...

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The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism

The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism

By: Palden Sonam | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 19 Dec , 2018

After China’s President Xi Jinping announced the ‘China Dream of Great National Rejuvenation’, the Communist Party of China (CPC) identified three important stages of development under three...

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A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management

A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management

By: Dr Siwei Liu | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Dec , 2018

The unresolved ‘border dispute’ is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also...

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Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger

Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 27 Nov , 2018

The announcement on 5 November regarding the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of...

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US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 01 Oct , 2018

It is conventional wisdom that China’s role would be the most crucial in the process of de-nuclearising North Korea. North Korea and China share strong historical connections along with...

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Sinicisation under Xi Jinping: Key Features of the Implementation Strategy

Sinicisation under Xi Jinping: Key Features of the Implementation Strategy

By: Palden Sonam | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 10 Sep , 2018

In July 2018, China issued an order banning underage Tibetan students from engaging in religious activities during their summer holidays. Although Beijing’s consistent effort to assimilate...

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Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag

Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 24 Aug , 2018

The last few weeks have witnessed the release of at least three reports (1, 2, 3) on nuclear security. This is a welcome development since the import of this subject has in no way diminished...

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Challenges to Securing India's Borders

Challenges to Securing India's Borders

By: Tim Walpot | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 17 Aug , 2018

The pace of border security projects in India has accelerated over the past two years. A prime example of this has been the implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System...

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