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Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Developing an alternative framework for peace and security in the Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1996 as an independent think tank, by former IAS officer PR Chari and Major General (Retd.)

Dipankar Banerjee, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), is one of the premier research institutes and think tanks on South Asia. It continues to be one of the leading independent institutes in the region with no affiliation to a particular institution and/or ideology.

Dipankar Banerjee, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), is one of the premier research institutes and think tanks on South Asia. It continues to be one of the leading independent institutes in the region with no affiliation to a particular institution and/or ideology.

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#IPCSInTheMedia | #India will need to seriously monitor the situation developing in #SriLanka on multiple fronts..." arg...
13/05/2022
How a Meltdown in Sri Lanka Can Have Serious Implications for India’s Security

#IPCSInTheMedia | #India will need to seriously monitor the situation developing in #SriLanka on multiple fronts..." argues Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member, Governing Council.

India will need to seriously monitor the situation developing in Sri Lanka on multiple fronts. The Sri Lankan security forces are more than sufficient to handle the situation but need to be backed. The external factor has to be kept in mind considering the fact that turmoil in Sri Lanka is always pe...

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | In April 2019, IPCS hosted H.E Dr Shin Bong-kil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Indi...
12/05/2022

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | In April 2019, IPCS hosted H.E Dr Shin Bong-kil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, for a talk on #SouthKorea-#India economic and geopolitical relations.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5584

#IPCSInTheMedia | "Signs of obvious disagreement inside the top echelons of the Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) on #China...
11/05/2022
Rift in CCP over Xi’s policies on US, Russia

#IPCSInTheMedia | "Signs of obvious disagreement inside the top echelons of the Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) on #China’s policy towards the #UnitedStates and the stance on the war in #Ukraine are discernible." says Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow.

Signs of obvious disagreement inside the top echelons of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on China’s policy towards the United States and the stance on the war in Ukraine are discernible. With no sign of the war ending, concern among Chinese communist cadres about the high possibility of the

#Replug | #DecadalTrends (2010-2020) | The First #IndoPacific DecadeSiddharth Anil Nair reviewed the trajectory of the ‘...
11/05/2022

#Replug | #DecadalTrends (2010-2020) | The First #IndoPacific Decade

Siddharth Anil Nair reviewed the trajectory of the ‘Indo-Pacific’, from conceptual infancy to defining foreign policy feature, over a nearly 10-year period

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5801

#IPCSInTheMedia | "#Europe’s independence in defence... may not emerge anytime in the near future.  That, in turn, affec...
10/05/2022
Europe dreams of military power, but NATO's still in charge. India must engage with caution

#IPCSInTheMedia | "#Europe’s independence in defence... may not emerge anytime in the near future. That, in turn, affects how #India and Europe are likely to engage with each other." writes Dr Tara Kartha, Distinguished Fellow.

Europe's defence capabilities vs NATO to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — joint statements signed during Modi's visit reflect shortcomings.

#IPCSCommentary | Will #AUKUS Push #ASEAN to the Indo-Pacific’s Margins?Harris Amjad looks at how AUKUS could further er...
10/05/2022

#IPCSCommentary | Will #AUKUS Push #ASEAN to the Indo-Pacific’s Margins?

Harris Amjad looks at how AUKUS could further erode ASEAN unity as well as risk its position of centrality in the #IndoPacific.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5816

#IPCSInTheMedia | Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member, Governing Council writes, "In a profession where life and deat...
09/05/2022
Syed Ata Hasnain | Pluralism is a way of life for India’s armed forces

#IPCSInTheMedia | Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member, Governing Council writes, "In a profession where life and death are based upon the trust and faith between the leader and the led, there is little scope for choice of spirituality."

In the armed forces, no one looks at your faith, caste or ethnicity

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09/05/2022

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#IPCSCommentary | #RedAffairs | Online #Maoist Propaganda: How #India Should Respond

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray recommends a bolstering of the government’s online presence as part of its strategic communications and prevention of extremism (PVE) initiatives.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5815

#IPCSInTheMedia | "...by and large the entire concept of integrated theatres should become a reality within the next two...
05/05/2022
Lt Gen Ata Hasnain reviews challenges before new Army chief

#IPCSInTheMedia | "...by and large the entire concept of integrated theatres should become a reality within the next two to three years." writes Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member, Governing Council.

#IndianArmy #COAS

Both the General Officers are outstanding professionals in their own right

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | In August 2019, IPCS hosted Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) for a discussion on #SouthAsia's ...
05/05/2022

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | In August 2019, IPCS hosted Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) for a discussion on #SouthAsia's historical trajectory, the abrogation of Art 370 and 35A, and what it all meant for #JammuAndKashmir.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5621

#IPCSInTheMedia | "#China insists on following its draconian #Covid policies as it sees the political legitimacy of the ...
05/05/2022
Xi’s ‘Zero Covid’ policy: The pitfalls of authoritarianism

#IPCSInTheMedia | "#China insists on following its draconian #Covid policies as it sees the political legitimacy of the Communist Party is increasingly being questioned." says Prof Srikanth Kondapalli, Distinguished Fellow.

China is reeling under a massive resurgence of the coronavirus, affecting an estimated 400 million people and their livelihoods. People are seething with anger, and China’s growth rate, currency, stock markets are all down. Major cities are witnessing “hard lockdowns”, forcible mass testing, b...

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04/05/2022

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#IPCSCommentary | #EastAsiaCompass | Testing the Strength of #India-#Japan Relations

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that any gap in New Delhi and Tokyo's positions on #Ukraine—or any other issue—doesn’t indicate a weakening of the relationship.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5814

#IPCSInTheMedia | "What is not relevant any more is any kind of a historical hangover of #Russian friendship. Diplomacy ...
04/05/2022
Ukraine has shown Indian diplomacy is like Indian driving—any lane, any time, US or Russia

#IPCSInTheMedia | "What is not relevant any more is any kind of a historical hangover of #Russian friendship. Diplomacy at present needs an agility that cannot rest on past laurels or sentiment," argues Dr Tara Kartha, Distinguished Fellow.

Academics have warned that India, by following its position, risks China doing invasions along the lines of Ukraine. So, India must outline the ‘red lines’.

#IPCSCommentary | #RedAffairs | Online #Maoist Propaganda: How #India Should RespondDr Bibhu Prasad Routray recommends a...
04/05/2022

#IPCSCommentary | #RedAffairs | Online #Maoist Propaganda: How #India Should Respond

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray recommends a bolstering of the government’s online presence as part of its strategic communications and prevention of extremism (PVE) initiatives.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5815

#ICYMI "The crisis in #Pakistan has evolved in a fundamentally different manner this time. The process of selecting ‘hyb...
02/05/2022

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"The crisis in #Pakistan has evolved in a fundamentally different manner this time. The process of selecting ‘hybrid’ civilian facades has seen a historic role reversal... It has forced the army itself to re-think such efforts," writes Rana Banerji.

#Pakistan: Whither 'Hybrid' Governance?

Rana Banerji writes that the process of selecting ‘hybrid’ #civilian facades has seen a historic role reversal in Pakistan.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5813

#ICYMI Janhavi Pande argues "#Ukraine’s situation is a reflection of the terminal crisis in the actual practice of #inte...
29/04/2022

#ICYMI

Janhavi Pande argues "#Ukraine’s situation is a reflection of the terminal crisis in the actual practice of #internationallaw: undermined both by those that created it and those that seek to revise it."

#IPCSCommentary | #Russia’s Invasion of #Ukraine and the Crisis of International Law

Janhavi Pande argues that the war represents a breakdown of #internationallaw itself, enabled through decades of great-power opportunism and #Eurocentrism

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5812

#IPCSCommentary | #EastAsiaCompass | Testing the Strength of #India-#Japan RelationsDr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that a...
29/04/2022

#IPCSCommentary | #EastAsiaCompass | Testing the Strength of #India-#Japan Relations

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that any gap in New Delhi and Tokyo's positions on #Ukraine—or any other issue—doesn’t indicate a weakening of the relationship.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5814

#Replug | #StrategicSpace | From #Bangladesh to #Balakot: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons on #India-#Pakistan DynamicsDr M...
28/04/2022

#Replug | #StrategicSpace | From #Bangladesh to #Balakot: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons on #India-#Pakistan Dynamics

Dr Manpreet Sethi argued that "conventional war in the presence of nuclear weapons will be a challenging proposition."

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5799

#IPCSInTheMedia | "Whatever the provocations and pent-up insecurities, #Asia must resolve not to go down the #Ukraine pa...
28/04/2022
Ukraine war a reminder to Asia to move past old rivalries and insecurities

#IPCSInTheMedia | "Whatever the provocations and pent-up insecurities, #Asia must resolve not to go down the #Ukraine path or threaten to break the nuclear taboo," argues Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, in South China Morning Post.

The sinking of the Ukraine-built Russian warship Moskva highlights the fratricidal nature of the conflict and its historical underpinnings. While Asia is being projected as the engine of the future, its principal stakeholders have inherited security dissonances they must work hard to resolve.

#Pakistan: Whither 'Hybrid' Governance?Rana Banerji writes that the process of selecting ‘hybrid’ #civilian facades has ...
26/04/2022

#Pakistan: Whither 'Hybrid' Governance?

Rana Banerji writes that the process of selecting ‘hybrid’ #civilian facades has seen a historic role reversal in Pakistan.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5813

#IPCSCommentary | #Russia’s Invasion of #Ukraine and the Crisis of International LawJanhavi Pande argues that the war re...
25/04/2022

#IPCSCommentary | #Russia’s Invasion of #Ukraine and the Crisis of International Law

Janhavi Pande argues that the war represents a breakdown of #internationallaw itself, enabled through decades of great-power opportunism and #Eurocentrism

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5812

#Replug | #TheStrategist | #Quad and #AUKUS: Compacts to Collar ChinaVice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar on the necessity ...
21/04/2022

#Replug | #TheStrategist | #Quad and #AUKUS: Compacts to Collar China

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar on the necessity of challenging #Beijing’s bellicosity in the #IndoPacific.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5797

#IPCSArchives | 23 years ago, Lt Gen AM Vohra (Retd) argued the #missiletests conducted by both #India and #Pakistan wer...
21/04/2022

#IPCSArchives | 23 years ago, Lt Gen AM Vohra (Retd) argued the #missiletests conducted by both #India and #Pakistan were "nothing more than moves to achieve credibility to establish a minimum deterrent."

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=185

#IPCSInTheMedia | "General Bajwa is likely to be one of the biggest losers of this entire game" writes Lt Gen Syed Ata H...
20/04/2022
The challenges that a post-Imran Pakistan faces

#IPCSInTheMedia | "General Bajwa is likely to be one of the biggest losers of this entire game" writes Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member, Governing Council.

#Pakistan

Some factionalism appears to have entered into the otherwise tradition-bound Pakistan Army and General Bajwa is likely to be one of the biggest losers of this entire game.

#IPCSInTheMedia | Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, outlines the tactical lessons #India could gle...
20/04/2022
Lessons from the sinking of the Moskva

#IPCSInTheMedia | Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, outlines the tactical lessons #India could gleam from the sinking of the Russian warship #Moskva.

C. Uday Bhaskar writes: It has exposed the limits of Russia in its war against Ukraine.

#Replug | #EastAsiaCompass | #NorthKorea’s Missile Tests: Addressing vs NormalisingDr Sandip Kumar Mishra recommended lo...
19/04/2022

#Replug | #EastAsiaCompass | #NorthKorea’s Missile Tests: Addressing vs Normalising

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra recommended longer-term analyses of Pyongyang’s intent as well as possible responses from the international community.

Read: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5793

#IPCSInTheMedia | Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council argues that "a new round of instability is likely in the days ...
19/04/2022
Pakistan after the fall of Imran Khan: Get ready for a fresh round of instability

#IPCSInTheMedia | Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council argues that "a new round of instability is likely in the days to come, which will make the task of governing effectively difficult for the new administration."

#Pakistan #ShehbazSharif
https://www.firstpost.com/world/pakistan-after-the-fall-of-imran-khan-get-ready-for-a-fresh-round-of-instability-10563431.html

Islamabad is likely to witness further instability in the corridors of power that will make the task of governing effectively difficult for the new administration.

#IPCSInTheMedia | #India will need to watch carefully and understand the new round of instability and uncertainty in #Pa...
18/04/2022
The Challenges Confronting Shahbaz Sharif

#IPCSInTheMedia | #India will need to watch carefully and understand the new round of instability and uncertainty in #Pakistan before engaging in diplomatic initiatives with the latter, writes Rana Banerji, Member, Governing Council.

India will need to watch carefully and understand the new round of instability and uncertainty in Pakistan, while charting the course of its future diplomatic initiatives, points out Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency.

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | On 29 November 2019, IPCS hosted Tilak Devasher for a discussion on his book "#Pakistan: The...
18/04/2022

#Replug | #IPCSDiscussion | On 29 November 2019, IPCS hosted Tilak Devasher for a discussion on his book "#Pakistan: The #Balochistan Conundrum".

Read the discussion report here: http://ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=5637

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🚨New Policy Brief Alert Climate-related security risks pose grave challenges to peace and stability in South Asia. The intensified effects of climate change have serious human and regional security implications for India. It is therefore imperative for India to rethink its existing perspectives on climate security that are unhelpfully hinged on UNSC debates. This policy brief emphasises the need for the Indian foreign policy establishment to recognize the transnational nature of climate security and build capacities to deal with the issue (regionally and multilaterally). This policy brief is part of the 2021 Planetary Security Initiative - Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies collaboration on climate security in South Asia. Link to policy brief ⤵ www.planetarysecurityinitiative.org/news/climate-security-south-asia-why-it-matters-india #climatechange #climatecrisis #ClimateSecurity #UNSC #newdelhi #india #ipcs #planetarysecurityinitiative #clingendael
The risks associated with climate change present potential avenues for stepping up EU-India cooperation and recalibrating political relations. This policy brief discusses how Brussels and New Delhi can work together beyond their own domestic transitions to reduce risks and enhance security across the wider regions. This includes using climate adaptation for peace and stability gains, and exploring cooperation in areas such as #disasterresilience , #rareearths & #militarydecarbonization. Our 🆕 policy brief presents 7 recommendations to enhance bilateral cooperation. This policy brief is part of the 2021 The Clingendael Institute - Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies collaboration on climate security in Southern Asia. Link to policy brief⤵ https://www.planetarysecurityinitiative.org/news/better-together-eu-india-cooperation-addressing-climate-risks #climatechange #climatesecurity #climateadaptation #energytransition #euindia #brussels #newdelhi #policybrief #planetarysecurityinitiative #clingendael #ipcs
The Planetary Security Initiative and The Clingendael Institute are proud to announce a new partnership with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) based in New Delhi, India. This partnership is motivated by an interest in aligning our institutional areas of expertise to: * Better understand the risks posed by climate change to security * Support security planning and policy decision-making on the impacts of climate change * Revisit how we conceptualise ‘security’. This is a fairly new area of research for the traditional security and foreign policy think-tank community in South Asia, and we hope to contribute meaningful interventions through a sustained, and for now, year-long study. Link to full announcement⤵ https://www.planetarysecurityinitiative.org/news/new-research-partnership-analyse-climate-risks-southern-asia #climatechange #climatesecurity #climaterisks #southasian #researchpartnership #ipcs #planetarysecurityinitiative #clingendael
What are the prospects for EU-India cooperations, considering China’s expanding role in the global digital domain? 🇨🇳 👉Find out during this roundtable discussion on May 4th organised by the Leiden Asia Centre and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. #Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) #China Studies at Leiden University #India in Netherlands (Embassy of India, The Hague) #India in Belgium (Embassy of India, Brussels)
Last month, #NNSA and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies co-hosted part of the #India-U.S. Dialogue on #Radiological Security that included participants from six Indian government agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, and INTERPOL HQ. #nonproliferation #nuclearsecurity
All India Trinamool Congress should mend its ways and desist from "intimidating voters" otherwise there are provisions in the Constitution to take care of such actions, Union minister Babul Supriyo said on Friday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
What opportunities and challenges do the Chinese Digital Silk Road pose for the EU and India? The Leiden Asia Centre and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies co-organise a webinar with experts from India and Europe on September 24 to critically discuss the strategic implications for the EU and India. More information and registration ⬇️ #MA Asian Studies Leiden University #South Asian & Tibetan Studies, Leiden University #Leiden University - Faculty of Humanities #Political Science Leiden #MA International Studies Leiden
Hello everyone, can anyone tells me what is the development on border between China and India?
(Paid Peacebuilding Opportunity) Do you have strong research experience and expertise in peacebuilding and prevention of violent extremism? EU-funded #ALLY project is looking for a Lead Researcher to lead a participatory youth study on the role of youth leadership in addressing diverse factors of violence in South Asia. Check out further details at https://tinyurl.com/yarec93l and apply by 21 June 2020 ICT. #Youth4PVE #youth4peace P.S: #ALLY is a youth-sensitive initiative, focused on amplifying youth voices and actions in addressing diverse factors of violence and preventing violent extremism in South Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan. This 30-month project has the following supporting partner: The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, UNOY Peacebuilders, Sri Lanka Unites, Rural Development Society, Youth Development Foundation and CCD Bangladesh.
IPCS, hope you are taking some steps regarding hate speech by one of your 'Distinguished' member Abhijit Iyer- Mitra ? You can't be discussing peace and have someone representing the institute spouting illogical hatred and misinformation, can you? Thanks
On the 50th anniversary of Non Proliferation treaty, Shivani Singh analyses the impact of the treaty so far and ramifications for future. She argues that a comprehensive and substantial attempt should be made by all nations in reducing the nuclear weapon arsenals while dislodging the dominance of a few nations. The author is a Researcher at the Nuclear Security Programme of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies https://lawschoolpolicyreview.com/2020/03/16/nuclear-non-proliferation-treaty-is-it-time-to-move-on/