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Priyanka Singh

Priyanka Singh is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

The United States in South Asia: An Unending Quest for Stability

January 2011

Seth G. Jones, In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2010, pp. 430, ISBN 978-0-393-33851-5 (paperback

Forrest E. Morgan, C. Christine Fair, Keith Crane, Christopher S. Chivvis, Samir Puri, and Michael Spirtas, Can United States Secure an Insecure State , RAND Corporation, US, 2010, pp. 232, ISBN 978-0-8330-4807-3 (paperback)

Chinese Activities in PoK: High Time for India to Put its Act Together

September 09, 2010

A recent New York Times report that 11,000 soldiers of the Peoples’ Liberation Army have been stationed in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the PoK, carries important implications for India. For India to put forth its legitimate claim to the whole of Kashmir, the time is now or else, never.

Pakistan: The Beginning of the End?

September 2010

Mary Ann Weaver, Pakistan: Inside the World's Most Frightening Place , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010, pp. 292, $16.00, ISBN 978-0374532253

Fatima Bhutto, Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir , Penguin Viking, India, 2010, pp. 470, Rs. 699, ISBN 9780670082803

Ira Pande (ed.), The Great Divide: India and Pakistan , Harper Collins India, New Delhi, 2009, pp. 380, Rs. 495, ISBN 978-81-72238360

End of Al Majid ‘Chemical’ Ali

The execution of Chemical Ali might enliven the debate on chemical warfare. It should inspire the global community to revisit the threat from chemical weapons and renew cooperation to ensure chemical agents remain inaccessible to the non state actors like the al Qaeda and the Taliban. These militant groups are irresponsible and are forever looking for ways and means to induce maximum damage to innocent lives across the globe.

Militant Training Camps in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir: An Existential Threat

May 2009

Investigations into Mumbai's 26/11 attack made startling revelations about the militant training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The Mumbai perpetrators started from Baitul-Mujahideen in Muzaffarabad, the capital of the so-called ‘Azad Kashmir’, and headed for Mumbai via Karachi. They underwent specialized training in PoK for an extended period before the attack.

Bhasha Dam: A Tomb Stone of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Aspirations

January 31, 2009

This year Pakistan is facing an acute water shortage and the shortage during the current Rabi crop is estimated to be around 35 to 40 per cent, which will adversely affect the wheat output, critical for the country’s food security. Pakistan also faces an acute power shortage, which has exacerbated by the reduced outflow from Tarbela Dam. To tide over the problems, Pakistan is building Bhasha Dam on River Indus, which is the largest dam being built in Pakistan since Tarbela was completed in 1976. Continuous silting has reduced the storage capacity of Tarbela and Mangla dams considerably.

Saving Afghanistan

2009
Saving Afghanistan

Publisher: Academic Foundation (2009)
Rs. 595
This book is about the future of Afghanistan which seems to be rapidly slipping into chaos. It contains perspectives on counter-insurgency and nation-building in Afghanistan. More significantly, the experts sought to answer the crucial question: what can be done to stabilise Afghanistan? This volume is a collection of their insightful papers.

Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order in the twenty-first century

2009
Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order  in the twenty-first century

Publisher: Academic Foundation (2009)
This book provides some important perspectives on the emerging nuclear order. The contributors discuss most burning questions of the day: What are the challenges to the global nuclear regime? What are the consequences of a nuclear Iran for West Asian peace and stability? Will it give rise to a nuclear quest among the important West Asian states?

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