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CWA # 232, 26 February 2020

Strategic Forecast 2020
ISIS post Baghdadi: Will there be another Caliphate in 2020?

  Malini Sethuraman 

CWA Brief, February 2020

The world is in a state of transition- in all forms of counter-terrorism measures improving with each day, while the terrorist organisations scramble and yet attempt to adapt to the new, less-congenial or traditional operational environments in which it must exist in

Background 

Early 2014 marked the rise of the black flag over the Syrian city of Raqqa. The black flag was symbolic of a radical regional player that became a staple threat to the region, eventually transforming itself into a tyrannical threat to the world. ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State, Daesh are all names of the same militant terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for hundreds of notorious terrorist attacks, not just in a specific region, but across the globe. Infamously known for its brutal violence, torture, executions, mistreatment of prisoners, hostages and or civilians, including women and children, and destruction of monument sites and heretics all over the Middle East, this group has gone so far ahead as creating a rogue state, one the approximate size of Britain. 

The belief that ISIS was the ultimate political body for the Muslims, it boasted and attempted to behave like the state (Zelin A. Y., 2014). Al-Baghdadi understood that in establishing a Caliphate, he also had to provide for their needs, which meant he went from establishing a judicial authority, but also an administrative bureaucracy that could tax people and ensured that there was an inflow of goods and services within the Caliphate. Photos of Cancer treatment for children, street cleaning services, etc. (Zelin A. , 2014) featured in its glossy publications. Al Baghdadi went as far as issuing a currency system as an attempt of freeing it from the corrupt global financial system. On one hand, if these were his administrative operations, he commanded the Muslims to move into the Caliphate and told them that it was a sin to live anywhere else (Dar al-Kufr), now that there was a true and pure Islamic state (Dar al-Islam). This formed the basis of Baghdadi’s strategy to attract soldiers from a foreign land. The ISIS’ hijra (the religious migration to the land of Islam) propaganda brought into the Caliphate numerous foreign fighters from over eighty countries. Most of these fighters joined the organisation. 

For the fighters unable to travel all the way to Syria, the Islamic State encouraged lone-wolf attacks by interpretations in their home country. With the growing number of such attacks, the Islamic State was ready to legitimise its next big strategy. This strategy was not restrictive but had broadened with the alliances and support it garnered from the rest of the world. This was a strategy of global expansion. In its quest for a global Caliphate, the rest of the world labelled it a non-state actor and a major global threat. But, first, it is important to define what a Caliphate is, to ensure the relevance of ISIS in the 21st century (Hoffman, 2003). Though the term Caliphate has been a subject of numerous interpretations, fundamentals of it are that it offers a just Muslim society, under the will of God. 

However, the ISIS’ understanding of a Caliphate is deep-seated in the belief that the Caliph is a reflection of God on earth, the head of which is almost divine and whose actions and conduct is free from blame. This, according to the ISIS is not a memory from the past, but a key strategy for its Islamic renewal and global expansion goals. This swiftly growing organisation at the height of its power had an estimated forty thousand recruits from a hundred countries. Rampaging across Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State left no stone unturned. It destroyed churches, shrines, and tourist sites, including the Roman city of Palmyra. It didn’t simply stop with this. It further went on to plunder areas for profits and targeted minority groups like the Yazidi, taking thousands of hostages and making sex slaves of the women and girls. With more territory in their reach, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria became the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which included territory that marked greater Syria. But, this terror was not restricted to its region. 

Major Trends in 2019 

The Islamic State and President Donald Trump dominated politics in 2019. But, the year was also notable for what all happened, what didn’t happen and how this could shape the coming years, particularly in 2020. 

US Troops Withdrawal From Syria 

The headlines of the New York Times last Christmas eve brought cheer to many homes, but chaos and anarchy to a region still reeling from the attacks that it had endured over decades. “Trump to Withdraw U.S. Forces From Syria, Declaring ‘We Have Won Against ISIS,” the New York Times read. This cheerful prognosis of the Trump administration officials and intelligence was reflected in their conviction that it was only a while before attacks were targeted across the globe. President Trump fulfilled his frequently expressed desire to bring back American troops from a chaotic entanglement in the Middle East. However, this meant bringing a sudden end to a defense campaign that managed and controlled the Islamic State, while ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran. Abandoning US’ Kurdish allies to dangers from Turkey crippled future American efforts in gaining or maintain the trust of local fighters against counterterrorism operations, specifically in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Yemen. The trend that emerged out of this move urged the Russian Foreign Ministry for prospects in creating political settlements in Syria’s civil war. 

Leaning toward South Asia and South East Asia 

Four weeks after the Caliphate was wiped out in Iraq and Syria – and four months post-President Trump’s declaration of the group’s defeat, the terrorist organisation reminded the world in a rather dramatic fashion that it was a major threat even when it possessed limited territory. The Sri Lankan Easter Bombings, one of the deadliest attacks carried out by the group, nearly twice as lethal as the Paris attacks stood as proof that ISIS was signalling its widening reach. (Azami, 2016) As this group is not a membership-based organisation, its capacity to reorganise and adapt itself to fit the evolving security landscape around the world is a trend that presents a challenge to the elimination of such an organisation in the future. (Taneja, 2018) Since 2015, ISIS has been into full-fledged recruiting and instructed its recruits to migrate to territory held by its overseas affiliates. The far-reaching nature of the ISIS is a result of the method in which the group pursues recruitment. Rather than creating a base of recruits from the scratch, it simply poaches members from existing terror groups or ends up recruiting the entire group itself. 

This trend of recruiting members was visible in most attacks in 2019 in the South and SouthEast Asian regions. One prominent example is the group’s recruitment of insurgents from Abu Sayyaf to carry out the Jolo Cathedral Bombings in the Philippines. Whole units of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have been swallowed by the ISIS affiliate in the state. One major trend that reeked through 2019 was ISIS’ open and loud nature of propaganda for the purpose of vengeance, across the world. In an 18-minute infomercial released by an Islamic media group, Baghdadi acknowledges that the attacks carried out in Sri Lanka that killed at least 250 people were carried out “in revenge” for the Caliphate’s losses in Baghuz. He also called out a number of the group’s leaders by name, mentioning fighters and operatives from Belgium, Australia, and Saudi Arabia, reflecting the multinational organization the Islamic State has become. The Islamic State was not frequent to use videos to create its cult of personality, the way Al Qaeda’s Bin Laden did. But, this year saw a new trend in the terrorist organisation emerge, and several counter-terrorism analysts believed it could be heading in that direction. 

The Imperative Of Individual Jihad For Alleged Collective Prosperity 

ISIS has constantly and consistently defined the importance of jihad as an individual responsibility that lies upon Muslims, across the world. This is probably a consistent trend that ISIS inherits and carried forward from its former organisation Al Qaeda, particularly Bin Laden, from which it split many years ago. Though it is increasingly tempting to dismiss this as anachronistic braggadocio, this trend might acquire a new form of resonance in 2019. This is particularly true of the continued use of “suicide bombers” who are willing to perform jihad for a belief that that might bring collective prosperity. 

Caliphate, A Global Project 

Despite its loss in the territory, the group continued to claim a caliphate that it pursued as its global agenda or project. Its propaganda audio-visual clips, the attacks it engaged in were all visible examples of the group attempting to widen its tentacles on the one hand, while glorifying its reach on the other. 

Forecasts for 2020 

It is plain to see that the world is in a state of transition- in all forms of counter-terrorism measures improving with each day, while the terrorist organisations scramble and yet attempt to adapt to the new, less-congenial or traditional operational environments in which it must exist in. Soft-targets will be the base of continued low-level attacks. There will be an extended emphasis laid on the exploitation of local causes with the overarching propaganda of the ISIS’ pan-Islamic ideology. 

Revival of Recruitment 

During the transition in leadership from Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi alQurayshi, an increase in recruitment targeting second and third generation diaspora Muslims in Asia, specifically South and South East Asia and North Africa will be witnessed. The ISIS in this way will seek to embed itself in and draw new resources and support from receptive groups or individuals. This way local groups that were not under any local or legal scrutiny will find their passage to shine, even if it is under the banner of a larger terrorist organisation like the ISIS. 

Elbowing Limelight 

Through Small Attacks As is obvious in the years, the ISIS does not stand alone as a terrorist group but is an enclave of set ideologies and concepts. At this point the ISIS has taken a huge hit with its sources of land (approx. about 42,000square miles), labour or manpower (close to 7.7 million people) and capital and funding (its sources of funds) have been cut out and thwarted. This leaves it in a poor place in terms of the image and reputation it brought itself over the years. In order to retain this reputation or image for itself, and to compete with other terrorist organisations, the ISIS will continue its attacks to promote its continued relevance in the world and for Islamic affairs. Staying in the news at all times will be one of its big plans for 2020. Violence and limelight will be key to ensuring its presence as an international force. If six to eight months from now, this promised campaign does not materialise even to an extent, and the world experiences no more terror attacks from the group, only then may we start writing the epitaph for the Islamic State. 

Targets for 2020 

The growth of ISIS in other countries and or regions is one to keep an eye out for. The effect of operative armies and sleeper cells across the world, and the death of its leader Al-Baghdadi makes the world a hot pot that is prone to an attack of large capacity- either in quantity or extent of the devastation, or perhaps both. The countries like Turkey, Syria abd Iraq are most volatile in 2020. In Turkey, the ISIS might carry out joined attacks with the Kurdistan Workers Party, though suicide bombing is unlikely. This is so because gathering material and equipment for the same is rather challenging. However, the threat cannot be overlooked. In Syria and Iraq, with the current base of ISIS in Iraq, it is self-evident that this region is not going to be free from terror any time soon. Despite the mobilisation of the US troops in the city, these countries become breeding ground of ascending threat and instability. 

US’ Political Game 

Though Baghdadi’s death under Republican President Donald Trump’s regime could not have come at a better time, the political impact of this victory is likely to be negligible. The impeachment inquiry and Trump’s extensive polarising opinion on the raid are not going to move the vote bank, in 2020. In addition, the media machines in the Middle East went into overdrive- either as they dismissed the demise of the notorious terrorist or sought some credit and claim for it. Drawing from these patterns, it is pertinent to watch out for the Middle East’s detachment from the United States and Russia’s attempt at seizing this opportunity to plunge into the territory. Russia is likely to gain many strategic gains with America’s retreat from the region. In addition, the US will take a relook at their relationship with the Kurds, following their willingness to pinpoint Al-Baghdadi’s location. The US owes its Kurdish allies much, and perhaps this US administration will try and re-strategize its comradery to a new extent. What the IS will look like in 2020 is a long-drawn, complex answer, however as for the Middle East- it will have the mark of three US presidents. The Islamic State is no longer solely responsible for the crisis that plague the Middle East, US’ entry into the region and its alleged withdrawal has left an unpleasant image of the Western-style of liberalisation, leaving behind massively destroyed infrastructure and sowing the seeds for an imminent resurgence of an existing or new adversary. 

Renewed counter-terrorism policies 

With the possibilities of the resurgence of a terrorist organisation like the Islamic State, the measures that state, particularly the ones with fertile terrains for an attack, might enforce would be two fold. First, the collective security and legal prosecution measures will be a key initiative for taking on groups like ISIS in 2020. Methods for legal prosecution and a high focus on Intel on the operations of ISIS will be added sources acting as preventive measures. Forces that are stationed in the areas infested by the ISIS will be trained with high-grade machinery and equipment for fighting and civilian protection, like sudden evacuations. Efforts for more adherence and coerciveness to counter-terrorism laws will be strictly initiated and enforced in regions like the Balkans, South and South East Asia. Second, the porous borders will be secured with increased security. Proactive measures will be taken to avoid the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems, artificial intelligence, bio technology and cyber threats to limit the chances of future risk. A comprehensive counterterrorism approach must be taken to prevent both domestic and foreign threats from the group. Some regions are likely to focus on threat prevention in civilian dominated zones like schools, infrastructure, and houses of worship. A full breadth of law enforcement will focus on immigration, trafficking, travel security, and trade-based associations to prevent, identify, disrupt and dismantle threats from these areas. 

Use of affiliates for the return of ISIS 

ISIS has a large base that it will use against its nemesis to rise again. Here are its strongest affiliates, one of which might pose as stepping stone for the resurgence of ISIS. A few trends that are discernible in 2020 will be in countries like Afghanistan, Africa and South and Southeast Asia. In Afghanistan, the ISIS-Khorasan’s presence in this country has become one of its deadliest branches in the world. The casualties caused by the ISIS-Khorasan has been 2000+ in the past year. In Africa, while the extent of casualty in Afghanistan is high, the degrees of the lethality of their attacks is much higher in this region. Boko-Haram and ISIS-West Africa have been responsible for over 35,000 deaths since 2011. The past year has also witnessed the imposition of the Sharia law in areas under its control. Niger and Somalian ISIS have also conducted several attacks and assassinations. 

Another alarming threat comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique, as they are slowly aligning themselves with the ISIS. In Egypt, the ISIS-Sinai is resolved on attacking targets in Egypt (mainland), particularly tourist spots and churches. The South and South-East Asia region is a victim of ISIS’ propaganda campaigns inspiring regional groups to commit acts of terror. Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia are the most vulnerable and volatile. These trends are only examples of attacks that could cause mass casualty. However, the growth of ISIS in other countries and or regions is one to keep an eye out for. The effect of operative armies and sleeper cells across the world, and the death of its leader Al-Baghdadi makes the world a hot pot that is prone to an attack of large capacity- either in quantity or extent of the devastation, or perhaps both. This forecast is presented on the basis that all other factors in the environment, political landscape, and economic and technological landscape remain constant. 

However, this forecast might be altered with the alterations in certain constants that may play out as variable wildcards in the New Year. Some of the wildcards might include three trends. First, the leadership potential of the ISIS’ newly crowned head and his role in the organisation’s functioning, resurgence, and growth. Second, the US elections in 2020 might affect the counterterrorism policies and the ways in which the US draws itself into the workings of the self-established Caliphate and the Middle East, as a whole. Last, the emergence of China as a regional or economic powerhouse might affect the ISIS’ effect on Asia with an equal influence by Russia and Turkey. In conclusion, the future, whatever it holds for the Islamic State, it seems to be indisputable that they have a seismic effect on the United States of America and the whole world (Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention, 2019). The Islamic State is an organisation that can claim to have fundamentally changed the course of history. And, in that context, the epic battle that it launched is not over as yet. The planning period of all previous ISIS speculators alone suggests that it is too soon to write off the ISIS or its jihadists. The New Year, 2020, will stand witness to the unfolding of some new, and perhaps monumental operations. Indeed because of AlBaghdadi’s death and ISIS’ understanding that America’s “global war on terror” is against its ideas, a war on Islam, the movement’s purpose and commitment today are arguably greater than ever before.

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Malini Sethuraman is pursuing her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai 

This essay was first published in the NIAS Quarterly on Contemporary World Affairs, Vol 2, Issue 1, January-March 2020

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February 2020 | CWA # 233

Kabi Adhikari 

The controversial MCC Nepal Compact

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 231

Aarathi Srinivasan

Climate Change: The Economy of the Indian Ocean Region in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 230

Roshni Sharma

Climate Change: The New Refugees Paradox in South and East Asia in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 229

Rashmi Ramesh

Addressing Climate Change: Calamities, Risks and Protests in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 228

Dhruv Ashok

India-Pakistan Relation: Will it get worse in 2020?

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 227

Prathiksha Ravi

Israel and the Middle East: The New Alliance Plans in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 226

Aswathy K

The US in the Middle East: Flux or Status Quo in 2020?

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 225

Padmini Anilkumar

Middle East: The Return of Russia in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 224

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Sudan and Algeria: Road to Democracy in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 223

Lakshmi V Menon

Syria: ISIS Decline, US Retreat and the Return of Russia in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 222

Sourina Bej

The Pangs of BREXIT: UK's Tough Transition in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 221

Sukanya Bali

The Belt and Road Initiative: A New Global Connectivity Map in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 220

Harini Madhusudan

The US-China Trade Dispute: Towards further disruptions in 2020

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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 219

Parikshith Pradeep

The US under Donald Trump: The Fall of an Empire in 2020

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The World This Week
February 2020 | CWA # 218

GP Team

Racist attacks in Germany, FATF grey list for Pakistan, Seven days peace in Afghanistan, Unity government in South Sudan, and the Dissolution of the opposition party in Thailand

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Conflict Weekly 05
February 2020 | CWA # 217

IPRI Team

Afghan Election Results, US-Taliban Deal, Hafiz Saeed Conviction, Quetta Suicide Attack, Assam Accord, Mexico Femicide and the Climate Change impact on Bird Species

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The World this Week
February 2020 | CWA # 216

GP Team

Seven weeks after Coronavirus, The Left Turn in Ireland Elections, Pakistan's balancing act with Malaysia and Turkey, and a US deal with the Taliban

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Conflict Weekly 04
February 2020 | CWA # 215

IPRI Team

Sri Lanka drops Tamil anthem, Assam looks for a new census for the indigenous Muslim population, Bangladesh faces a Rohingya boat tragedy and Israel witnesses resurgence of violence post-Trump deal

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The World this Week
February 2020 | CWA # 214

GP Team

The Senate acquits Trump in the US; and the Coronavirus impacts Southeast Asia more

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Conflict Weekly 03
February 2020 | CWA # 213

IPRI Team

Continuing Violence in Afghanistan, Bodo Peace Accord in Northeast India, Attack on the anti-CAA protesters in Delhi, and Trump's Middle East Peace Plan

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The World this Week
February 2020 | CWA # 212

GP Team

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan, WHO's emergency declaration on the Coronavirus, Europe’s soft strategy towards Huawei, and BREXIT finally

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Conflict Weekly 02
January 2020 | CWA # 211

IPRI Team

Bangladesh and ICJ's Rohingya Verdict, Taliban and Afghan Peace, Surrenders in India's Northeast, New government in Lebanon and the Berlin summit on Libya

read more
The World this Week
January 2020 | CWA # 210

GP Team

World Economic Forum, Wuhan Coronavirus, China-Myanmar MoUs, and a new government in Lebanon

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2019 Review
January 2020 | CWA # 209

Boa Wang

China in 2019: 70th Anniversary, Rise of Domestic Animation and the Commercialization of 5G 

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The Middle East in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 208

Vivek Mishra

After Soleimani assassination: Options for the US 

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The Middle East in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 207

Sukanya Bali

Iran, Iraq and the US: Who wants what?

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Myanmar in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 206

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Old problems to persist with no solutions in the near term

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The Himalayan Triangle
January 2020 | CWA # 205

Aashiyana Adhikari

Indian and Chinese investments in Nepal: Managing asymmetry

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Conflict Weekly #01
January 2020 | CWA # 204

IPRI Team

Taliban's ceasefire offer, Quetta Suicide attack, Supreme court verdict on J&K, the Brus Agreement in Tripura, Nile River Agreement, Tehran Protests, Syrians meet in Berlin, and the Honduran Caravans in Mexico

read more
The World this Week
January 2020 | CWA # 203

GP Team

Xi Jinping in Myanmar, US-China trade deal, Putin's new amendments in Russia, Taiwan Elections and the US efforts to fund 5G alternatives

read more
The World this Week
January 2020 | CWA # 202

GP Team

Iran's lowkey response to the killing of Gen Soleimani, Iraq's resolution against the US troops and Iran's request to India to mediate

read more
The World this Week
January 2020 | CWA # 201

GP Team

US-Iran Tensions in the Middle East, 6G in China, Fires in Australia, and a New Nuclear declaration in North Korea

read more
GP Column: Blue Economy
January 2020 | CWA # 200

Shailesh Nayak | Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

Blue Economy and India: An Introduction

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 199

Lakshmi V Menon

The Middle East in 2019: Domestic Protests, Bilateral Conflicts and Regional Tensions

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 198

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

North Africa in 2019: A year of protests, with some positive results

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 197

Sukanya Bali

Hong Kong in 2019: China's New Achilles Heel

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 196

Harini Madhusudan

The US-China Trade Dispute in 2019: Towards a thaw in 2020?

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 195

Parikshith Pradeep

The US in 2019: Trump rollsout a template for a global American retreat

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 194

Sourina Bej

Europe in 2019: Hard Brexit for the UK, Systemic Struggle for the EU

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The World This Year
December 2019 | CWA # 193

Rashmi Ramesh

Climate Change in 2019: Active Civil Society, Hesitant State

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The World this Week
December 2019 | CWA # 192

GP Team

Impeachment in the US, Brexit Vote in the UK, an Islamic Summit in Malaysia and a Death Sentence in Pakistan

read more
The World this Week
December 2019 | CWA # 191

GP Team

Sui Kyi at the ICJ, Boris Johnson as the new British PM, Greta Thunberg as TIME's person, and none to speak at the COP 25

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The World this Week
December 2019 | CWA # 190

GP Team

NATO at 70, Protests in Iran, COP 25 in Madrid

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The World this Week
November 2019 | CWA # 189

GP Team

Protests in Iran and Attacks in London

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The World this Week
November 2019 | CWA # 188

GP Team

Elections in Sri Lanka and Protests in Georgia, Chile & Czech

read more
The World this Week
November 2019 | CWA # 187

GP Team

The Crisis in Bolivia, the BRICS Summit in Brazil, and renewed violence in Israel & Hong Kong

read more
The World this Week
November 2019 | CWA # 186

GP Team

US-China Tariffs, Beijing's support for Carrie Lam, India's RCEP exit, Iran's nuclear enrichment, and Russia's new Arctic endeavours

read more
The NIAS Arctic Series
November 2019 | CWA # 185

Rashmi Ramesh

The Arctic Littorals: Iceland and Greenland

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The NIAS Arctic Series
November 2019 | CWA # 184

Harini Madhusudan

The Polar Silk Route: China's ambitious search in the Arctic

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The NIAS Arctic Series
November 2019 | CWA # 183

Parikshith Pradeep

The Scientific Imbalance: Is technology rightly being invested in the Arctic?

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The World this Week
November 2019 | CWA # 182

GP Team

Protests in Lebanon, ISIS post-Baghdadi, UK Elections, Afghan QCG meet in Moscow and human trafficking across Europe

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Middle East
November 2019 | CWA # 181

GP Team

Syria: Who wants what?

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China
November 2019 | CWA # 180

Harini Madhusudan

Violence in Hong Kong: Will the protests end?

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Europe
November 2019 | CWA # 179

Rashmi Ramesh

Is Catalonia Spain’s Hong Kong?

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United Kingdom
October 2019 | CWA # 178

Sourina Bej

As the Brexit deadline nears: Three Implications of Boris Johnson’s Election Call

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The NIAS Arctic Series
October 2019 | CWA # 177

D. Suba Chandran

Why an Arctic foray is essential for India

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The Arctic Series
October 2019 | CWA # 176

Parikshith Pradeep

Russia's Polar Military Edge

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Latin America on fire
October 2019 | CWA # 175

Nidhi Dalal

Protests rock Chile, Bolivia and Haiti

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The World this Week
October 2019 | CWA # 174

GP Team

The new Turkey-Russia axis in the Middle East, Trump Impeachment inquiry, Protests in Latin America and the Oil spill in Brazil

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The World this Week
October 2019 | CWA # 173

GP Team

Turkey's Syrian Offensive, Spain's Catalonia Crisis, a new Brexit Deal and an increasing divide in Hong Kong

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The World this Week
October 2019 | CWA # 172

GP Team

Turkey-Syria border tensions, Modi-Xi summit, Ecuador Protests and the Impeachment Inquiry against Trump

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Myanmar
October 2019 | CWA # 171

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Will prosecuting Suu Kyi resolve the Rohingya problem?

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India and Bangladesh
October 2019 | CWA # 170

Sourina Bej

Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi: Multiple Deals, No Takeaways

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The UN Climate Action Summit 2019
October 2019 | CWA # 169

Lakshman Chakravarthy N & Rashmi Ramesh

Climate Change: Four Actors, No Action

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Review
October 2019 | CWA # 168

Sukanya Bali

Brexit: Preparing for the Worst Case

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The World this Week
October 2019 | CWA # 167

GP Team

70 years Celebrations in China, Tipping Point in Hong Kong, a Brexit Roadmap, Protests in Iraq, and Khashoggi's death anniversary

read more
The World this Week
September 2019 | CWA # 166

GP Team

Afghan Elections, UNGA Meetings, Climate Change Summit, Impeachment inquiry against Trump, US-Japan Trade agreement and the Brexit troubles in UK Parliament

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The World this Week
September 2019 | CWA # 165

GP Team

Elections in Israel, Violence in Afghanistan, Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, and the Climate Change Protests

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The World this Week
September 2019 | CWA # 164

GP Team

Netanyahu’s plan to annex West Bank, Suspension of the British Parliament, Trump’s Bolton troubles, Hong Kong's new Anthem, Conditions for Rohingya Return, Erdogan’s threat on Syrian Refugees, and the Forest Fires in Indonesia

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Science, Technology and International Relations
September 2019 | CWA # 162

Lakshman Chakravarthy N

5G: A Primer

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Climate Change
September 2019 | CWA # 161

Rashmi Ramesh

From Okjökull to OK: Death of a Glacier in Iceland

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United Kingdom
September 2019 | CWA # 160

Sukanya Bali

Challenges before Boris Johnson

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The World this Week
August 2019 | CWA # 159

GP Team

G7 Summit, Suspension of the British Parliament, Growing Warmth in Russia-Turkey relations, Italy's new Coalition and Google-Huawei differences

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The World this Week
August 2019 | CWA # 158

GP Team

Global uproar on Amazon fires, Trump's Greenland bid, EU differences over Brexit and backstop, Italy's new political crisis, the sale of US F-16s to Taiwan and a new PM in Sudan

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China
August 2019 | CWA # 157

Parikshith Pradeep

The Hong Kong Protests: Who wants what

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China
August 2019 | CWA # 156

Harini Madhusudan

The Hong Kong Protests: Re-defining mass mobilization

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Southeast Asia
August 2019 | CWA # 155

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

ASEAN Outlook on the Indo Pacific: Worth all the Hype?

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The World this Week
August 2019 | CWA # 154

GP Team

North Korea's New Threats, Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Presidential Candidate, Failure at the Pacific Islands Meet, UNSC on J&K, and Israel's ban on the US Congresswomen

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The World this Week
August 2019 | CWA # 153

GP Team

J&K Special Status, Afghan Violence, Beijing's Hong Kong Warning, North Korea's Cyber Theft, EU's New Satellite and Yuan Devaluation

read more
The World this Week
August 2019 | CWA # 152

GP Team

New US Tariffs on China, Japan-South Korea Trade Tension, Burqa Ban in the Netherlands, INF Treaty's End and North Korean Missile Tests

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The World this Week
July 2019 | CWA # 151

GP Team

New PM in UK, Iran-UK Tensions in the Gulf, Muller's Testimony, Trump-Imran Meeting, New Protests in Hong Kong and Russia-China Air Exercises

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Nepal and India
July 2019 | CWA # 150

Mahesh Bhatta

Monsoons first, Floods next and the Blame Games follow

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The World this Week
July 2019 | CWA # 149

GP Team

US ban on Myanmar Generals, Kulbhushan Yadav Verdict, Trump's Saudi Arms Deal, Sudan Power Sharing, US-Turkey tensions and Pakistan's reopening of its Airspace

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India's Northeast
July 2019 | CWA # 148

Titsala Sangtam

Counting Citizens: Manipur charts its own NRC

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G-20 Summit
July 2019 | CWA # 147

Vivek Mishra

Can Hedging be India’s Strategy?

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The World this Week
July 2019 | CWA # 146

GP Team

UAE pullout from Yemen, Doha dialogue on Afghanistan, Continuing protests in Hong Kong and S-400 Russian missiles in Turkey

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Iran, US and the Nuclear Deal
July 2019 | CWA # 145

Lakshmi V Menon

Amidst the US-Iran standoff, Saudi Arabia should be cautious

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G-20 Summit
July 2019 | CWA # 144

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

For Russia, it was big power projection

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G-20 Summit
July 2019 | CWA # 143

Harini Madhusudan

For China, it was trade and a temporary truce

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The World This Week
July 2019 | CWA # 142

GP Team

Trump in DMZ, Hong Kong Protests, Violence in Libya, Agreement in Sudan, Taliban's Dual Strategy and Hafiz Saeed Charged

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G-20 Summit
July 2019 | CWA # 141

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

For Japan, it was commerce and climate change

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G-20 Summit
July 2019 | CWA # 140

Sourina Bej

For the US, it was trade, tariff and talks

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The World This Week
June 2019 | CWA # 139

GP Team

G20 Summit, Pompeo's India Visit, Hong Kong Protests, US-Iran Tensions, ASEAN Summit & the Bahrain Summit on the Middle East

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Middle East
June 2019 | CWA # 138

Mahath Mangal

Iran, US and the Nuclear Deal: Will Russia remain neutral?

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Middle East
June 2019 | CWA # 137

Titsala Sangtam

Iran, US and the Nuclear deal: Europe in the middle?

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The World this Week
June 2019 | CWA # 136

GP Team

Rising US-Iran Tensions, Xi Jinping's North Korea Visit, Continuing Protests in Hong Kong, Untimely Death of Morsi and the Triple Suicide Attacks in Nigeria

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India & Sri Lanka
June 2019 | CWA # 135

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Modi's Colombo Visit: Four issues to watch

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Global Politics
June 2019 | CWA # 134

Sourina Bej

From Moscow to Manila: Attack on Journalists, Public Protests and Culture of Impunity 

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China
June 2019 | CWA # 133

Harini Madhusudan

Thirty years after Tiananmen:  What remains in the popular memory and what doesn’t

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The World this Week
June 2019 | CWA # 132

GP Team

Attacks in Oman Gulf, Protests in Hong Kong, Military Crackdown in Sudan, Modi's Visit to Male and Colombo, Abe's Peace Mission in Iran and the SCO Summit

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The BRI Summit 2019
June 2019 | CWA # 131

Raakhavee Ramesh

Higher than the Himalayas: Pakistan and China

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The BRI Summit 2019
June 2019 | CWA # 130

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Across the Himalayas: Nepal and China

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Global Politics
June 2019 | CWA # 129

Mahath Mangal

The Russian Resurgence: Is the US supremacy waning?

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Mass Surveillance and Individual Freedom
June 2019 | CWA # 127

Mahath Mangal

San Francisco wants to ban, Kashgar wants to expand

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Julian Assange
June 2019 | CWA # 126

Jerin George

Espionage or Investigative Journalism? 

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Russia-Japan
June 2019 | CWA # 125

Titsala Sangtam

Beyond the Kuril Island Dispute: Tensions between Moscow and Tokyo

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The World this Week
June 2019 | CWA # 124

GP Team

EU Parliament elections, Chinese VP receives Nishan-e-Pakistan, Trump-Abe summit, Mueller's new statement on Trump & Israel’s new elections

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Global Politics
May 2019 | CWA # 123

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The Huawei Controversy: Five things you need to know

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Middle East
May 2019 | CWA # 122

Mahath Mangal

Why the world needs to look at Yemen

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India External
May 2019 | CWA # 121

Sourina Bej

Modi's Foreign Policy 2.0: A Response to C Raja Mohan

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The BRI Summit 2019
May 2019 | CWA # 120

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The Central Asia Connector

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The BRI Summit 2019
May 2019 | CWA # 119

Harini Madhusudan

An Under-represented East Asia

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The BRI Summit 2019
May 2019 | CWA # 118

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Africa Embraces the Belt and Road

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The BRI Summit 2019
May 2019 | CWA # 117

Sourina Bej

It’s Europe vs EU on China

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Africa
May 2019 | CWA # 116

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Sudan: Between Democracy and another military rule

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The World this Week
May 2019 | CWA # 115

GP Team

American Troops to Middle East, Resignation of Theresa May, Climate Change Protests, Threats to Peace in Columbia and Post Elections Violence in Indonesia

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The World this Week
May 2019 | CWA # 114

GP Team

Diplomatic Outreaches of the US and Iran , China’s Tariff Retaliations, Tensions in the Middle East and Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

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The World this Week
May 2019 | CWA # 113

GP Team

Gaza Violence, China-US Trade Negotiations, North Korean Missile Tests, Iran’s Partial Withdrawal and Mueller Report

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The World this Week
May 2019 | CWA # 112

GP Team

Masood Azhar Ban, Venezuela Crisis, Huawei in UK & the Sri Lankan Bombers

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The World this Week
April 2019 | CWA # 111

GP Team

Elections in Spain, BRI Summit 2.0, Kim's Russia visit and Terror attacks in Sri Lanka

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The World this Week
April 2019 | CWA # 110

GP Team

Indonesian Elections, North Korea's New Weapon Test, Trump's Yemen Veto, Venezuela Crisis and Climate Change Protests

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The World this Week
April 2019 | CWA # 109

GP Team

Coup in Sudan, Protests in Algeria & Libya, and another Brexit Extension

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Christchurch Massacre
April 2019 | CWA # 108

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Responses and Inspiring Lessons

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The World this Week
April 2019 | CWA # 107

GP Team

Brexit Deadlock, Crises in Sudan & Algeria and the Elections in Maldives

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The World this Week
April 2019 | CWA # 106

GP Team

US-China Trade Talks, Mueller Report, Gaza Anniversary and Thailand Elections

read more
Southast Asia
March 2019 | CWA # 105

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Thailand: Between Elections and Instability

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Global Politics
March 2019 | CWA # 104

Ryan Mitra

Malaysia, China and the BRI: The Delicate Hedging

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China
March 2019 | CWA # 103

Sourina Bej

Two Sessions in 2019: Four Takeaways

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Middle East
March 2019 | CWA # 102

Lakshmi V Menon

The End of ISIS Caliphate?

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The World This Week
March 2019 | CWA # 101

GP Team

Brexit and the EU; BRI and Italy; Muller's Report; Trump, Golan Heights and Israel; and New Zealand's response to Christchurch

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The World this Week
March 2019 | CWA # 100

GP Team

The New Zealand Massacre, The JeM discussion in the UN, The Brexit rejection, US-Taliban peace talks and Climate protests

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Trump-Kim Summit & Regional Stakes
March 2019 | CWA # 99

Harini Madhusudan

For China, its a sigh of relief

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Trump-Kim Summit & Regional Stakes
March 2019 | CWA # 98

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

For Vietnam, its a big deal

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Trump-Kim Summit & Regional Stakes
March 2019 | CWA # 97

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

For Japan, No Deal is Good Deal

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Trump-Kim Summit & Regional Stakes
March 2019 | CWA # 96

Sourina Bej

For South Korea, a costly disappointment

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Trump-Kim Summit
March 2019 | CWA # 94

Harini Madhusudan

No deal is better, but isn't it bad?

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Myanmar
March 2019 | CWA # 92

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

The Other Conflict in Rakhine State

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The World This Week
March 2019 | CWA # 91

GP Team

India in OIC, India-Pakistan and Trump-Kim Summit

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The World This Week
February 2019 | CWA # 90

GP Team

Doha Dialogue with the Taliban, Saudi Arabia in Asia and the Crisis in Venezuela

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The World this Week
February 2019 | CWA # 89

GP Team

US Emergency, Nord Stream-2 and Indo-Pak tensions

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West Asia
February 2019 | CWA # 88

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Yemen: Will Sa'nna fall?

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China and Islam
February 2019 | CWA # 87

Harini Madhusudan

Sinicizing the Minorities

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The World this Week
February 2019 | CWA # 86

GP Team

US, South Korea and Thailand

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Middle East
February 2019 | CWA # 85

Lakshmi V Menon

The Qatar Blockade: Eighteen Months Later

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The World This Week
February 2019 | CWA # 84

GP Team

Yemen, Venezuela and US-China

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Terrorism
January 2019 | CWA # 82

Sourina Bej

Maghreb: What makes al Shahab Resilient?

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Global Politics
January 2019 | CWA # 81

Harini Madhusudan

US-China Trade War: No Clear Winners

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United States
January 2019 | CWA # 80

Abhishrut Singh

Trump’s Shutdown: Five Things to Know

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The World this Week
January 2019 | CWA # 79

GP Team

Between a Terror attack in Nairobi and a Political Disaster in UK

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United States
January 2019 | CWA # 78

Kriti

Afghanistan: Why Trump’s decision to withdraw will create more instability

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United States
January 2019 | CWA # 77

Komal Tiwary

Syria: Why Trump’s decision to withdraw is a right one but at a wrong time

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Global Politics
January 2019 | CWA # 76

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Myanmar: Will 2019 be better for the Rohingya?

read more
The World this Week
January 2019 | CWA # 75

GP Team

Kim-Xi Meet, US Shutdown & US-China Trade Talks

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South Asia
January 2019 | CWA # 74

D. Suba Chandran

Bangladesh: The Burden of Electoral History

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Global Politics
January 2019 | CWA # 73

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

US and China: Between Confrontation and Competition

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The World this Week
January 2019 | CWA # 72

GP Team

Trump's Shutdown, Bangladesh Elections and China's Lunar Probe

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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 71

Mahesh Bhatta | Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu

Nepal

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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 70

Nasima Khatoon | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

The Maldives

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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 69

Harini Madhusudan | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

India

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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 68

Sourina Bej | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

Bangladesh

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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 67

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

Afghanistan

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East Asia
November 2018 | CWA # 66

Harini Madhusudan

China and Japan: Renewing relations at the right time

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United States
November 2018 | CWA # 65

Ryan Mitra

The INF Treaty: Towards a new Security Dilemma

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United States
November 2018 | CWA # 64

Sourina Bej

The INF Treaty: US withdraws to balance China?

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Middle East
October 2018 | CWA # 63

Harini Madhusudan

The Khashoggi Killing: Unanswered Questions

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Pakistan
October 2018 | CWA # 62

Divyabharathi E

The Economic Crisis and the Saudi Investments: What are the Fallouts?

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The Middle East
October 2018 | CWA # 61

Lakshmi V Menon

US and Israel: Trump's Deal of the Century

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South Asia
October 2018 | CWA # 60

Nasima Khatoon

The New Maldives: Advantage India?

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United States
September 2018 | CWA # 59

Harini Madhusudhan

To NAFTA or Not: Trump, Mexico and Canada

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Southeast Asia
September 2018 | CWA # 58

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Malaysia’s China Moment: The Mahathir Gamble

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India External
September 2018 | CWA # 57

Sourina Bej

BIMSTEC: A Bay of Good Hope?

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India External
September 2018 | CWA # 56

Ryan Mitra

India between the US and Iran: The Art of Balancing Two States

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United Kingdom
September 2018 | CWA # 55

Hely Desai

Two Years of Brexit: The Reverse-Domino Effect

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GP Debate
September 2018 | CWA # 54

Young Scholars Debate

India, Imran Khan and Indo-Pak Relations

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United Kingdom
August 2018 | CWA # 53

Siddhatti Mehta

Does Brexit mean Brexit?

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China
August 2018 | CWA # 52

Oishee Majumdar

Factsheet: China’s Investments in Africa

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Europe-Russia
August 2018 | CWA # 51

Sourina Bej

Post Trump-Putin Summit: How significant is the Russia threat to Europe?

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Myanmar
August 2018 | CWA # 50

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

The 8888 Uprising: Thirty Years Later

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US-China
August 2018 | CWA # 49

Harini Madhusudhan

The Tariff War: 'Stick of Hegemony' vs Vital Interests

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Global Politics
July 2018 | CWA # 48

Druta Bhatt

FactSheet: Shangri La Dialogue 2018

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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 47

Rahul Arockiaraj

Immigrants as the “Other”: The Social and Economic Factors in the US

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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 46

Divyabharathi E

Is Trump-Putin Summit a setback for the US?

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India External
July 2018 | CWA # 45

Apoorva Sudhakar

India and Bangladesh: The Long Haul

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Global Politics
July 2018 | CWA # 44

Divyabharathi E

Quad as an alternative to the BRI: Three Main Challenges

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South Asia
July 2018 | CWA # 43

Oishee Majumdar

FactSheet: India-Bangladesh Relations

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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 42

D. Suba Chandran

Trump meets Putin; will it cost NATO?

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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 41

Sourina Bej

Trump and the NATO: One Block, Different Views

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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 40

Rahul Arockiaraj

Zero Tolerance on Illegal Immigration: Explaining Trump’s strategy and the American Spirit

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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 39

Gayan Gowramma KC

Now, the United States withdraws from the UNHRC

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 38

Druta Bhatt

Electoral Rise of the Right: From Trump to Brexit

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China
June 2018 | CWA # 37

Siddhatti Mehta

Will China be able to sustain its Dominance?

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South Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 36

Miti Shah

Is religion redefining nationalism?: The Case of Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka

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South Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 35

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Myanmar: Why won't they do anything for the Rohingya?

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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 34

Harini Madhusudan

The Idea of an US Space Force: Strategic Calculations

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South Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 33

Apoorva Sudhakar

Afghan Peace: Reality or Illusion?

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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 32

Hely Desai

Looking beyond Trump: Is the US declining?

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 31

Manushi Kapadia

Is China using its soft power to become superpower?

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Middle East
June 2018 | CWA # 30

Lakshmi. V. Menon

Middle East: Has Russia chosen Israel over Iran?

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India External
June 2018 | CWA # 29

Divyabharathi E

India and Seychelles: Is the Assumption Deal a Game Changer in the Indian Ocean?

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 28

Miti Shah

G7: Why Trump wants Russia in?

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 27

Hely Desai

FactSheet: G7 Summit

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East Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 26

Siddhatti Mehta

The Panmunjom Declaration: “Tip of the Iceberg”

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 25

Druta Bhatt

Iran N-Deal and the Trans-Atlantic Divide

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 24

Manushi Kapadia

US and China: Towards a Trade War

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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 23

Miti Shah

Palestine: US triggers new tensions

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 22

Divyabharathi E

The "Indo-Pacific Command": What's in the name?

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 21

Harini Madhusudan

Trump’s Tariff Strategy: Targetting Adversaries and Allies

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East Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 20

Hely Desai

Trump-Kim Summit: Three Likely Outcomes

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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 19

Apoorva Sudhakar

The Lebanon Pawn: Will it change after elections?

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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 18

Lakshmi V Menon

Israel, the Game Changer?

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 17

Samreen Wani

Deciphering Turkey's External Push

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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 16

Divyabharathi E

China and Russia: The New Alignments

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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 15

Ann Maria Shibu

Can India afford to lose Maldives to China?

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 14

Dhruv Ashok

Why Maldives is important to China?

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 13

Lakshmi V Menon

ISIS and the Yazidi victims: Why the World should stand up?

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 12

Harini Madhusudan

US- China Tariff Face-off : Five questions

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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 11

Jamyang Dolma

Why is Free Tibet important for India

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 10

Divyabharathi E

Arctic: The Strategic Significance

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 9

Lakshmi V Menon

Do we need the Quad?

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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 8

Samreen Wani

Why Trump’s Iran exit is a big mistake?

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East Asia
May 2018 | CWA # 7

Jamyang Dolma

Inter Korean Summit: Will it work?

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India-Nepal
May 2018 | CWA # 6

Shalini E

What prevents India and Nepal from moving forward?

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India-Sri Lanka
May 2018 | CWA # 5

Dhruv Ashok

The Fishermen Issue between India and Sri Lanka

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Bangladesh
May 2018 | CWA # 4

Apoorva Sudhakar

Bangladesh's Economy: Decoding a Success Story

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Water Conflicts
May 2018 | CWA # 3

Ann Maria Shibu

Why India should not pull out of the Indus water treaty?

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India
May 2018 | CWA # 2

Samreen Wani

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India’s underutilised asset?

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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 1

Divyabharathi E

Quad and India's Strategic Dilemma

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