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A Curtain-Raiser to the Iranian Presidential Election 2017 
--Dr. Asif Shuja     |     17 May 2017

A Perspective on the EU Rome Summit 2017 and the debate on multi-speed Europe 
--Dr. Sanghamitra Sarma     |     11 May 2017

The Crisis in Venezuela 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     11 May 2017

India-Azerbaijan Relations: Emerging Areas of Cooperation 
--Anirban Chatterjee     |     8 May 2017

IORA Summit Meeting: Invigorating Indian Ocean Regionalism? 
--Dr. Amit Kumar     |     4 May 2017

India-Armenia Relations: Vistas for Increasing Engagement 
--Anirban Chatterjee     |     1 May 2017

Changes in the US Foreign Policy of President Trump (post inauguration) 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     27 April 2017

French Presidential Election 2017: Political Trends and Impact on EU’s Prospective Orientation 
--Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay     |     21 April 2017

The growing bonhomie between Putin and Orban 
--Dr. Indrani Talukdar & Dr. Sanghamitra Sarma     |     27 March 2017

Assessing Istanbul Process as Regional Initiative on Afghanistan & Way Forward 
--Dr. Nihar Ranjan Das, Dr. Athar Zafar & Dr. Smita Tiwary     |     24 March 2017

Australia-Indonesia: Time to revisit relations 
--Dr. Sanghamitra Sarma     |     9 February 2017

Political Developments in Sri Lanka: Future Challenges 
--Dr. Samatha Mallempati     |     8 February 2017

Raul Castro and the Cuban Reform Process 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     25 January 2017

Regional Security Outlook for Indo-Pacific Region 
--Dr. Pankaj Jha     |     25 January 2017

The UK and Gulf: A ‘New Chapter’ in Partnership 
--Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay and Dr. F R Siddiqui     |     23 January 2017

Diplomacy and President Elect Donald Trump 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     18 January 2017

India’s Africa Outreach 2016: Issues, Impact and Implications 
--Dr. Nivedita Ray     |     12 January 2017

Brief Biodata of the Members of President Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     4 January 2017

Israel and Azerbaijan Relation: A Strategic Compulsion 
--Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee     |     4 January 2017

Understanding the (possible) direction of United State's Foreign Policy under President Trump 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     23 December 2016

China's Sixth Plenum: Analysing the Outcomes 
--Dr. Sanjeev Kumar and Dr. Avinash Godbole     |     9 November 2016

The US Presidential Elections: Phase Three The Election Process and the Electoral College 
--Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     7 November 2016

Russia and the NATO Warsaw Summit 2016 
--Dr. Indrani Talukdar     |     17 October 2016

Israeli Space Program - The Challenges Ahead 
--Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee     |     17 October 2016

Fethulla Gülen Movement in South Asia 
--Dr. Omair Anas, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee, Dr. Smita Tiwary, Dr. Amit Ranjan and Dr. M Samatha     |     5 October 2016

Sri Lanka's Progress on Reconciliation and Constraints 
--Dr. M. Samatha     |     4 October 2016

New Government in Libya: Aspects and Prospects 
    लीबिया की नई सरकारः स्वरूप एवं संभावनाएं
--Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui     |     9 September 2016

Changing Contours of Egypt's Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of Uprising  
    क्रांति के बाद मिस्र की विदेश नीति में परिवर्तन
--Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui     |     8 September 2016

China-Russia Relations: Current Dynamics  
    चीन-रूस रिश्ते – मौजूदा स्वरूप
--Bandana Upadhyay     |     31 August 2016

The US Presidential Elections: Phase Two Possible Foreign Policy Directions of the Candidates  
    अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति चुनावः दूसरा चरण उम्मीदवारों की संभावित विदेश नीति
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     11 August 2016

Financial Action Task Force: An Indian Perspective 
    वित्तीय कार्रवाई कार्य बलः भारतीय दृष्टिकोण
-- Dr. Sanghamitra Sarma     |     9 August 2016

Canada and NATO 
    कनाडा और नेटो
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     2 August 2016

NATO Warsaw Summit: Outcomes and Implications 
-- Dr. Dinoj K. Upadhyay     |     2 August 2016

Turkey After the Failed Military Coup 
-- Dr. Omair Anas     |     29 July 2016

Afghanistan's Relations with India and Iran: An Assessment of Ghani Period 
-- Dr. Nihar Ranjan Das     |     27 July 2016

The North America Leaders' Summit: An Overview 
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     26 July 2016

Turkey-EU Refugees Deal: Reviving Turkey's European Union Hopes? 
-- Dr. Omair Anas     |     27 June 2016

President Obama's Vietnam Visit 
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee     |     10 June 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee's Visit to China: Minimizing Differences, Maximizing Convergences  
-- Dr. Sanjeev Kumar and Dr. Rajiv Ranjan    |     3 June 2016

North Korea's Seventh Party Congress: Significance and Responses from the Major Stakeholders  
-- Dr. Rahul Mishra, Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, Dr. Stuti Banerjee and Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     27 May 2016

China's Work Report, 13th Five Year Guideline and the Emerging Debate  
-- Dr. Sanjeev Kumar & Dr. Rajiv Ranjan    |     19 May 2016

After Davutgulo: Power Struggle in Turkey's Ruling Party  
-- Dr. Omair Anas    |     19 May 2016

Redefining Relationship: An Analysis of EU-UK New Settlement Deal  
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay    |     16 May 2016

The Saudi Led Islamic Alliance: An Assessment  
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     13 May 2016

World Sufi Forum: India's Outreach to Global Community  
-- Dr. Athar Zafar & Dr. Omair Anas    |     6 May 2016

The US Presidential Elections: Phase One  
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     2 May 2016

Understanding Taliban and the Peace Process  
-- Dr. Smita Tiwari    |     28 April 2016

Nepal PM K P Oli's Visit to China  
-- Dr. Amit Kumar    |     27 April 2016

PM Modi's Visit to Brussels: An Assessment  
-- Dr. Sanghamitra Sarma    |     22 April 2016

Indo-French Relations: Key Outcomes of President Hollande's Visit  
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay    |     1 April 2016

Five Years of Uprising: Egypt has Come Full Circle  
-- Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui    |     1 April 2016

Secularism in Bangladesh: Letter versus Spirit  
-- Dr Amit Ranjan    |     23 March 2016

The Crisis in Yemen  
-- Jeethu Elza Cherian Chacko    |     21 March 2016

North Korea's Nuclear, Ballistic Missile & Satellite Tests  
-- Pooja Bhatt    |     18 March 2016

China's Upcoming 'Two Sessions': Analyzing the Agenda  
-- Dr. Sanjeev Kumar and Dr. Rajiv Ranjan    |     3 March 2016

Growing Threat of Terrorism in Africa: The Case of Boko Haram  
-- Dr Nivedita Ray    |     20 February 2016

Warming Up of Waters in the South China Sea  
-- Jeethu Elza Cherian Chacko    |     18 February 2016

PM Modi's Sojourn to South East Asia: Reinvigorating the Partnership in the New Millennium  
-- Dr. Rajiv Ranjan    |     12 February 2016

Evolution of Syrian Crisis and Analyzing the Role of Russia: A Game Changer  
-- Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui    |     14 January 2016

Countering IS: Russia's Initiative and Global Compulsions  
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     8 January 2016

Mexican Energy Reforms and Opportunities for India  
-- Aparaajita Pandey    |     7 January 2016

The Rise of Islamic Terrorism in Mali 
-- Dr. Nivedita Ray    |     6 January 2016

Maldives Political Crisis: An Appraisal  
-- Dr. M. Samatha    |     4 January 2016

The Current Refugee Crisis and the Arab States 
-- Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui     |     11 December 2015

The Liberal Party Wins in the Canadian Parliamentary Elections 
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     18 November 2015

Third India-Africa Forum Summit: Priorities, Proposals and Prospects 
-- Dr. Nivedita Ray    |     16 November 2015

The Rising Threat of Islamic State, Pakistan and Its Religious Minority 
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     13 November 2015

China's Fifth Plenum: Blueprint for Development in the Next Five Years 
-- Dr. Sanjeev Kumar    |     12 November 2015

UNHRC Report and Resolution on Sri Lanka: Findings, Recommendations and Responses 
-- Dr. M. Samatha    |     9 October 2015

Nepal-Salient Features of the New Constitution 
    नेपाल - नये संविधान की मुख्य विशेषताएं
-- Dr. Amit Kumar    |     1 October 2015

SriLanka Parliamentary Election 2015 Result: What Direction Will Foreign Policy Take? 
-- Dr. M. Samatha    |     1 September 2015

Forthcoming Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: An Assessment 
    श्रीलंका में आगामी संसदीय चुनाव (2015)ः एक आकलन
-- Dr. M. Samatha    |     5 August 2015

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: The Way Ahead 
    एशियाई अवसंरचना निवेश बैंकः आगे की राह
-- Dr. Rahul Mishra    |     9 July 2015

US Under Irresistible Cyber Attacks 
    अप्रतिरोध्य साइबर आक्रमणों के निशाने पर अमेरिका
-- Dr. Omair Anas    |     8 July 2015

Dynamics behind Russia and Cyprus Relationship 
    रूस और साइप्रस के संबंध के पीछे की गतिविधियां
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     2 July 2015

Gilgit Baltistan, China and Pakistan 
    गिलगिट बाल्टिस्तान, चीन और पाकिस्तान
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     16 june 2015

Pakistan's India Fixation on the Issue of Balochistan 
    बलूिचिस्तान के मुद्दे पर पाकिस्तान की भारत ग्रस्तता (फिक्सेशन)
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     03 june 2015

Visit To Bangladesh: Expectations and Challenge
    बंग्लादेश दौराः आशाएं और चुनौती
-- Dr Amit Ranjan    |     29 May 2015

Japan and South Korea in a Contested Region   
    विवादास्पद क्षेत्र में जापान तथा दक्षिण कोरिया
-- C. Lalpekhlui    |    28 May 2015

Prime Minister Modi's Visit to Canada
   प्रधानमंत्री का कनाडा दौरा
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     26 May 2015

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
   चीन-पाकिस्तान आर्थिक गलियारा (सीपीईसी)
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     12 May 2015

India and Europe: Scope for Breaking New Ground
   भारत और यूरोपः नए आधार तैयार करने की संभावनाएं
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay    |     12 May 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Counter Terrorism Operations   
-- Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee    |     30 April 2015

Nepal: The Politics of Constitution Drafting
     नेपालः संविधान का प्रारूप तैयार करने की राजनीति
-- Dr. Amit Kumar    |     16 April 2015

Political Developments in Maldives
    मालदीव में राजनीतिक घटनाक्रम
-- Dr. M. Samatha     |     26 March 2015

Russia and the Minsk II Ceasefire   
     रूस तथा मिन्स्क - ॥ युद्ध विराम
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     25 March 2015

Renewed Mandate to Japanese PM Abe: Assessing Issues and Challenges to His Cabinet
     जापानी प्रधानमंत्री आबे को नया जनादेशः उनके मंत्रिमंडल के समक्ष मुद्दे और चुनौतियों का आंकलन
-- Dr. Shamshad A. Khan    |     20 February 2015

President Obama's Republic Day Visit
     राष्ट्रपति ओबामा का गणतंत्र दिवस दौरा
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     20 January 2015

India and Central-Eastern Europe: Building a Synergized Relationship
    भारत और मध्य-पूर्वी यूरोपः तालमेलपूर्ण संबंधों का निर्माण
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay and Patryk Kugiel    |    8 December 2014

Deconstructing "Tokyo Declaration" 2014: Takeaways from Indian Prime Minister's Japan visit
     “टोकियो घोषणा” २०१४ की समीक्षाः भारत के प्रधानमंत्री की भारत यात्रा का सार
-- Dr. Shamshad A. Khan    |    24 September 2014

India and APEC- A Complicated Narrative
-- Dr. Pankaj Jha    |    24 July 2014

Relationship between Turkey and Russia: 'Political Dualism'
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |    30 June 2014

Winds of Change in South Asia
-- Dr. Smita Tiwari, Dr. M. Samatha, Dr. Amit Kumar & Dr. Amit Ranjan    |     20 June 2014

Post-Election Security Challenges in Afghanistan
-- Dr. Smita Tiwari and Dr. Amit Ranjan     |     29 May 2014

Obama's Visit to East Asia: Reinvigorating the Rebalancing Strategy?
-- Dr. Shamshad A. Khan and Dr. Rahul Mishra     |     21 May 2014

Nuclear Security Summits: A Brief Overview
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     27 March 2014

Ukraine: The Clash of the Titans
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee and Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     26 March 2014

A 'Reset' in Russia and Japan Relationship?
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |     3 March 2014

US-Iran: The Nuclear Talks
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     12 February 2014

Nitaqat - The Second Wave of Saudi-isation: Implications for India
-- Dr. Zakir Hussain    |     04 February 2014

India-Vietnam: New Waves of Strategic Engagement
-- Dr. Rahul Mishra    |     20 January 2014

China's Defence Zone over East China Sea: Assessing the Regional Response
-- Dr. Shamshad A. Khan    |     12 December 2013

United States and Nuclear Pakistan
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     18 October 2013

Detention of Desh Shanti
-- Dr. Asif Shuja    |     7 October 2013

PM's Visit to the US: Examining the Nuclear Deal
-- Dr. Stuti Banerjee    |     20 September 2013

ASEAN in 2013: Coming out of the Clouds
-- Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar    |     30 August 2013

BRICS Development Bank: the way forward
-- Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu    |     30 August 2013

Assessing India’s Decade-long Engagement in Afghanistan
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay and Dr. Athar Zafar    |    23 August 2013

Russia's Foreign Policy in the Current Period: Continuation or a New Shift?
-- Dr. Indrani Talukdar    |    11 May 2013

Tajikistan Joins WTO: Aiming Prosperity amid Uncertainty
-- Dr. Athar Zafar    |    3 April 2013

Afghanistan Under Transition: Assessing India's Economic Engagement
-- Dr. Dinoj K Upadhyay and Dr. Athar Zafar    |    31 December 2012

Responsibility to Protect: The Case of Libya
-- Dr. Sandipani Dash    |    04 December 2012

Expanding India-EU Cooperation in Energy and Environment Sectors
-- Dr. Dinoj Kumar Upadhyay    |    12 October 2012

Tehran NAM Summit and Future Arab Politics
-- Dr. Zakir Hussain    |    5 October 2012

Uncertainty Still Looms Large Over TAPI
-- Dr. Angira Sen Sarma    |    28 September 2012

Rising Indonesia and Indo-Pacific World
-- Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar    |    26 September 2012

Pipelines, Ports and Politics: The Gulf Region, Central Asia and India
-- Dr. Vijay Sakhuja    |    21 September 2012

Arab Spring and the Changing Contours of Arab Politics
-- Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui    |    21 September 2012

ASEAN's Difficult Trajectory and Silver Linings
-- Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar    |    11 September 2012

India and Myanmar: Choices for Military Cooperation
-- Dr. Vijay Sakhuja    |    11 September 2012

Re-examining the Indo-Nepal Saptakoshi Dam Project
-- Dr. Saurabh    |    09 August 2012

CSTO: Uzbekistan’s Dilemma
-- Dr. Athar Zafar    |    07 August 2012

Post-Assad Geostrategic Possibilities
-- Dr. Zakir Hussain    |    06 August 2012

India and the United Arab Emirates: Growing Engagements
-- Dr. Zakir Hussain    |    24 June 2012

India as a Peacemaker between Iran and the USA
-- Dr. Asif Shuja    |    20 May 2012

Development Issues on the BRICS’ Agenda: Perspectives from Delhi Summit
-- Dr. Dinoj Kumar Upadhyay    |    03 May 2012

South China Sea and the Changing Regional Dynamics: A Case study of Vietnam- China conflict
-- Dr. Vikash Ranjan    |    28 February 2012

The Phenomenon of Suicide Terrorism in Pakistan
-- Dr. Aliva Mishra    |    09 December 2011

The South China Sea Issue: Is there a way out for ASEAN?
-- Pranay S. Ahluwalia    |    12 September 2011

Kabul Conference: Problems and Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan
-- Dr. Nihar Ranjan Das    |    06 August 2010

Recent Developments in Kyrgyzstan: Domestic and Foreign Policy Concerns
-- Dr. Jyotsna Bakshi    |    27 May 2010

India’s Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan: Current Obstacles and Future Prospects
-- Dr. Nihar Ranjan Das    |    06 April 2010

China: Breaking into the Arctic Ice
-- Dr Vijay Sakhuja    |    09 March 2010

Indo-Bangladesh Relations: Opening New Vistas
-- Dr. Saurabh    |    12 February 2010

Template for Afghan Settlement
 -- Dr. Jyotsna Bakshi    |    12 February 2010


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Moscow Visit: Giving Fresh Impetus to India-Russia Strategic Partnership
-- Dr. Nivedita Das Kundu    |    05 January 2010

The Roots of China’s Xinjiang Problem
 -- Dr.Sanjeev Kumar    |    23 October 2009


Is Nepal a Secular State?
 -- Dr.Saurabh    |    12 October 2009

Nuclear Developments in Myanmar
-- Dr Vijay Sakhuja    |    09 September 2009

Japan Opts for Change: Beginning of a New Era
 -- Dr. Veena Sharma    |    09 September 2009