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Pakistan Elections- A Preview

Paper No. 5451                      Dated 7-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

The forthcoming Pakistani elections to the National Assembly on May 11,2013, should be of close interest to India. Will the elections pave the way for another five years of civilian rule uninterrupted by Army intervention or will there be new instability prompting the Army to intervene? It is too early to answer this question, but certain issues need to be underlined.

Intelligence Professional’s Perspective on India’s Strategic Environment: Pakistan and Afghanistan

 

Paper No. 5421                                                      Dated 11-Mar-2013

By A. K. Verma

(This is a summary of a presentation made by the author at the Institute of Defence Studies, Delhi on 8th of March, 2013.)

I must compliment the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis for this exercise. It displays a recognition that intelligence analysis plays a vital role in identifying strategic interests and suggesting options to deal with them.

Will Pakistan Collapse?

Paper No. 5418                                     Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The fact that a civilian government in Pakistan is completing a full five-year tenure is a hopeful sign. There is another fact, which is worrying.  Army Chief Gen. Parvez Asfaq Kayani recently stated that the army will back peaceful elections and a civilian government.

Kishenganga Project: Interim Verdict of ICA- Lessons to be learnt

 

Paper No. 5415                                         Dated 05-Mar-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In a dispute between India and Pakistan over the diversion of water of Kishenganga in J & K through Wular lake, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that

Pakistan: An Evolving State

Paper No. 5414                                      Dated 3-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

In our preoccupation with the anti-India activities of the Pakistani jihadi organisations,  we should not overlook the positive factors that have brought a ray of hope not only to Pakistan, but to the region as a whole.

Pakistan Army’s Graveyard of Imperial Pretensions-Afghanistan

Paper No. 5409                                           Dated 26-Feb-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The projected drawback of United States and NATO Forces in 2014 has once again rekindled Pakistan Army’s imperial pretensions over Afghanistan. Post-2014 scenarios being discussed in the strategic community paint dismal scenarios of Afghanistan re-emerging as a global and regional hotspot with destabilising spill-over effects all around.

United States Global War on Terror: Exploding the Myths

 

Paper No. 5384                                          Dated 4-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States “Global War on Terror” launched by the United States in the wake of 9/11 Islamist terrorists’ attacks on New York and Washington marked the first decade of the 21st Century and overwhelmingly determined United States strategic, foreign policy and political policy formulations, virtually to the exclusion of anything else.

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