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The Islamic State Khorasan Province: A High-Stakes Political Blame-Game? 
Mr. Saurav Sarkar, Research Associate, CAPS
25 November, 2020:
 The existing political tussle between the Afghan government and the Taliban benefits ISKP and presents it with more opportunities to conduct attacks and strengthen its position....Read more

INDIA’S FORTHCOMING NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY: Analysing the Past to Predict the Expected Outcome
Dr.E.Dilipraj, Research Fellow, CAPS
19 November 2020:
During his speech, on India’s 74th Independence Day on August 15, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced from the ramparts of the Red Fort that the country would soon release its National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS). While the cyber community of the country were already aware about the drafting of the strategy document, such an announcement from the PM during his national address has put the document in limelight...Read more

Double Whammy of COVID-19 and Sanctions Hitting Hard on Iran
Ms Anu Sharma, Associate Fellow, CAPS
13 November 2020:
In October 2020, US imposed another set of sanctions on various Iranian financial institutions and banking channels following its “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran. This has proved to be a double whammy for Iran which is also reeling under the drastic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic....Read more

Demystifying India's Approach to QUAD
Ms Rushali Saha, Research Associate, CAPS
09 November 2020:
 Two important developments took place recently indicating the deepening of ties and evolving trust among the four democracies in the Indo-Pacific region in the face of common regional security challenges....Read more

‘Filling the Vacuum’: An Aspect of China’s Foreign Policy 
Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, Research Associate, CAPS
08 November 2020:
 Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Iran, are examples where China has overlooked violations of human rights and international law to further Beijing’s geopolitical aims....Read more

Deciphering Chinese views on the liberal world order
Ms Rushali Saha, Research Associate, CAPS
02 November 2020:
A dominant theme in the contemporary discourse on International Relations has surrounded the theme of the future of the liberal world order. While some scholars have already hailed its demise,  others believe that it continues to survive....Read more

VACCINE NATIONALISM ON THE RISE
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Associate, CAPS
25 October 2020:
China has fallen short in committing to the COVAX project as China has at least four vaccines for the experiment in the last stage of a clinical trial...Read more

Revisiting Nuclear Anxiety on the International Day Against Nuclear Tests
Dr Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
06 September 2020:
On 29th August 2020, the tenth anniversary of the International Test Ban Day was commemorated; a day that is aimed at enhancing public awareness concerning the negative effects of nuclear weapon tests/explosions and the need for achieving a nuclear weapon-free world....Read more

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and the Risk of Deterrence Breakdown
Ms Sanjana Gogna, Research Associate, CAPS
05 September 2020:
China's nuclear strategy is known to be based on the concept of limited deterrence; It's leaders embrace the idea that the presence of a small number of nuclear warheads is enough to deter nuclear attack and counter nuclear blackmail. At present, China’s estimated nuclear stockpile consists of about 320 warheads....Read more

Pakistan’s Nuclear Behaviour and Deterrence Breakdown
Ms.Nasima Khatoon, Research Associate, CAPS
01 September 2020:
Pakistan’s nuclear development programme and nuclear strategy have largely remained India centric and it essentially seeks to deter India’s conventional force superiority. A close look at changes in Pakistan’s nuclear policy over the years indicates this India centric posture....Read more

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