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08 Sep 2017 description

After a hiatus of 19 years, Pakistan has been able to undertake its sixth census enumeration only with the help of the army, which guaranteed security not only in difficult terrorism-hit areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) but also in areas of endemic sectarian and ethnic conflict like Karachi.

01 Jan 2017 description


By Derek Verbakel and Marie Pavageau Research staff, IPCS

05 May 2016 description



In 2016, India is likely to hit a sweet spot and come to be seen – despite a host of domestic debilities and external vulnerabilities – as an island of growth and stability. This year, several countries whose internal dynamics are acutely relevant to India will undergo internal transitions of one sort or another.

08 Feb 2016 description

Monish Gulati
Independent Analyst, New Delhi 
E-mail: m_gulati_2001@yahoo.com

18 Dec 2014 description

D Suba Chandran
Director, IPCS

Can the Taliban become any further barbaric than this? Targeting a school, and killing more than 130 children?

18 Nov 2014 description

Salma Malik Assistant professor, Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University

The newly-elected President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, while addressing a joint press conference at the end of his two-day visit to Pakistan, said “We must overcome the past…we will not permit the past to destroy the future.” It was indeed a very optimistic and pragmatic message for interested and watchful audiences not only in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but for all those keenly monitoring the transition Kabul is undergoing.

10 Mar 2011 description

An Interview with Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat

Nadir Ali

B-7/3, Safdarjung Enclave

New Delhi 110029

91-11-4100 1900

Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, is a former Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir Valley.

Nadir Ali, a Research Assistant at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, interviewed Prof Bhat in February 2011.

Nadir Ali: What is your evaluation of the political situation in Kashmir and its impact on South Asia?

Professor Bhat: Kashmir is the crux of all problems between India and Pakistan.

28 Jan 2011 description

3322, 28 January 2011

D Suba Chandran
Director, IPCS

31 Jul 2010 description

by Sripathi Narayanan

The global war on terror is in its ninth year since it began in October 2001. In these nine years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is faced with a situation of a stalemate since its initial gains. The past few years have seen the ISAF getting bogged down in a never ending cat and mouse game with the Taliban.

05 Jul 2010 description

#3178, 5 July 2010

D Suba Chandran
Deputy Director, IPCS

23 Feb 2007 description

(Article no. 2218)

By Srinjoy Bose

The 9/11 attacks in the United States and its subsequent war on terror has forced the international community to focus again on the Afghan refugee issue - a dismal crisis which has witnessed refugees crossing into Pakistan many times since 1979.