March 02, 2020
Sultans on Wings: The Symbolism of Weapon Names in India and Pakistan
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Religion and history are central to how both sides name some of their key platforms and equipment.
March 01, 2020
Lessons From Balakot: One Year On
By Sitara Noor and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
One year ago, India and Pakistan engaged in dangerous brinkmanship. What are the lessons learned?
January 04, 2020
Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination: Lessons for India?
By Abhijnan Rej
Soleimani’s assassination puts us in uncharted strategic waters, with implications, based on interpreted lessons, for India and others.
May 01, 2019
The Kargil War: India and Pakistan 20 Years Later
By Sameer Lalwani and Eyal Hanfling
Parsing the war’s consequences, implications, and relationship to 2019’s Balakot crisis.
April 17, 2019
Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India
By Aman Madan and Hari Prasad
For segments of the country’s Hindu population, Muslim loyalty to the nation has always been suspect.
March 20, 2019
India Needs to Keep the Indus Waters Treaty Intact
By Sayanangshu Modak
The long-standing water-sharing agreement should not be a soft target for punitive action.
March 05, 2019
Don't Overlook the Root Cause of the Latest India-Pakistan Flare-up
By Sidra Hamidi
Behind the specific events of February 2019, there’s the larger danger of rising nationalism in both countries.
March 02, 2019
Pakistan Returns Captured Indian Pilot
By Zaheer Babar
It was a welcome move toward de-escalation, even as cross-border shellings continue.
March 01, 2019
The SCO Can De-escalate India-Pakistan Tensions
By M. Ashraf Haidari
The SCO’s founding members have long pledged to ensure peace, security, and stability. Now it's time to act on that rhetoric.
February 28, 2019
India-Pakistan Crisis Exposes Modi’s Dilemma
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Rajesh Rajagopalan
The decision about whether to escalate or not is much more complex than it appears.
February 28, 2019
India and Pakistan on the Brink
By Sudha Ramachandran
As South Asia's nuclear neighbors trade strikes and accusations, a fragile region holds its breath.
January 03, 2019
India’s Land Warfare Doctrine 2018: Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst
By Joy Mitra
A 2018 iteration of India’s Land Warfare Doctrine merits a close look.