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#4849
9 March 2015
The Strategist
State of Play: Non-Proliferation, Fissile Material Cut-Offs and Nuclear Transparency

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar appraises the three pillars of global nuclear stability
#4832
13 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
West Asia, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Islamic State: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Stephen Westcott reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4828
10 February 2015
The Strategist
Swabbing the Bleakness of Subcontinental Nuclear Instability

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at why Sino-Pak collusion will to a large extent influence nuclear stability in the region
#4815
19 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Towards a Nuclear Deal with Iran in 2015
Ruhee Neog identifies the likely trajectories of the nuclear negotiations with Iran in 2015
#4798
7 January 2015
India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Reviewing NFU and Massive Retaliation
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal reflects on doctrinal credibility
#4796
6 January 2015
East Asia Compass
China-North Korea: Reasons for Reconciliation

Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at why Xi Jinping may be seeking a course correction in the bilateral relationship
#4794
5 January 2015
Spotlight West Asia
IPCS Forecast: West Asia in 2015

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta provides his assessments on the potential trajectories West Asia will be on, through the course of 2015
#4775
15 December 2014
Strategic Space
India-Russia Nuclear Vision Statement: See that it Delivers

Dr. Manpreet Sethi analyses the India-Russia Strategic Vision for Strengthening Atomic Energy Cooperation, signed on 11 December, 2014
#4752
20 November 2014
Nuke Street
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma cautions that bilateral tensions do not bode well for international initiatives towards securing nuclear materials
#4738
17 November 2014
Strategic Space
Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that it is high time for nations to come together to address urgent challenges in an inclusive and collective fashion
#4713
22 October 2014
Nuke Street
India's Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile: The Nirbhay Test

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma draws from the challenges faced by Indian defence institutions
#4701
20 October 2014
Strategic Space
Nasr: Dangers of Pakistan's Short Range Ballistic Missile

Dr Manpreet Sethi explains why this type of deterrence is not conducive to regional or international stability
#4697
16 October 2014
IPCS Discussion
Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Pakistan's Nuclear Developments

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy reports on the proceedings on the discussion on Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons, organised by the IPCS
#4678
30 September 2014
Iran: An Imperfect Nuclear Deal Better Than None At All?
Ruhee Neog argues that the environment is ripe for a less than ideal deal
#4670
22 September 2014
Big Picture
Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons: The Inevitability of Instability

Prof Varun Sahni on three essential features of Pakistan's TNWs
#4666
19 September 2014
Failed Nuclear Deal with Japan: Will it affect Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation?
Vivek Mishra analyses the importance of nuclear deal during Modi's US visit
#4660
15 September 2014
Strategic Space
Uranium and Nuclear Power: Three Indian Stories

Manpreeth Sethi analyses three related news on the sale of Uranium by Australia
#4650
8 September 2014
Nuke Street
India-Australia Nuclear Agreement: Bespeaking of a New Age

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma explains how the India can benefit on various levels from the recently signed India-Australia nuclear deal
#4639
1 September 2014
Voice from America
India and Australia: Beyond Curry, Cricket, and Commonwealth

Prof Amit Gupta explores the various opportunities for cooperation between the two countries
#4621
21 August 2014
Nuke Street
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Musings on the Bomb

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma argues that nuclear weapons have created powerful illusions of permanent presence and need
#4607
18 August 2014
Strategic Space
A Strategic Review for India

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends a White Paper-style document to highlight specific nuclear issues

#4600
11 August 2014
The Strategist
A Covenant Sans Sword

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on India’s nuclear doctrine
#4596
5 August 2014
Nuclear Use: Need for Thinking on Political-Level Considerations
Ali Ahmed explores how a deterrence doctrine can at best inform, but not determine, nuclear weapons employment decisions
#4586
31 July 2014
Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations: What Is Holding It Up?
Ruhee Neog analyses the sticking points for all parties in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1
#4570
21 July 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Thinking the Unthinkable: Promoting Nuclear Disarmament

Prof PR Chari asks whether nuclear non-proliferation is a lost cause and whether nuclear disarmament remains a desirable but elusive goal
#4568
21 July 2014
Strategic Space
Indian Ratification of the Additional Protocol: Mischievous Reports Miss its Significance

Dr Manpreet Sethi explains the importance of India's ratification of the Protocol Additional to the Agreement between the Government of India and the IAEA
#4564
17 July 2014
India-US: Nuclear Ayatollahs and the Politics of Non-proliferation
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal writes in response to an NYT editorial on India’s membership of the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG)
#4537
1 July 2014
Global Nuclear Arsenals: Taking Stock of Current Trends
Ruhee Neog draws from a recent SIPRI report on world nuclear forces

 

#4532
30 June 2014
Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran: One Month Endgame
Ayesha Khanyari analyses the major impediments that threaten to affect the course of the negotiations
#4519
16 June 2014
INS Arihant: A 'Giant Stride' for India?
Amit Saxena says that the vessel may not go nuclear or underwater anytime soon
#4513
16 June 2014
Strategic Space
Time for India-China Nuclear-speak

Dr Manpreet Sethi recommends the initiation of a nuclear dialogue that could gradually expand to explore NCBMs and even arms control
#4499
9 June 2014
Nuke Street
The Second Nuclear Age in the Asia Pacific

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma cautions that rules are less and less likely to govern the evolving uncertainties in Asia
#4481
30 May 2014
Iran-P5+1: ‘Nothing is Agreed Until Everything is Agreed’
Ruhee Neog draws from a recent ICG report that makes recommendations for a comprehensive agreement between the negotiating parties

 

#4447
19 May 2014
Nuke Street
Looking Up in North East Asia

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma looks at what may spur a more active regional response to North Korean nuclearisation
#4432
12 May 2014
Dateline Islamabad
India-Pakistan: Nuclear Weapons and Crisis Diplomacy

Salma Malik analyses the role of nuclear weapons in the India-Pakistan relationship, and suggests practising routine diplomacy more than crisis diplomacy
#4431
12 May 2014
The Strategist
The Chilling Prospects of Nuclear Devices at Large

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar demonstrates why it is essential to enforce a new nuclear non-proliferation regime
#4416
30 April 2014
India and No First Use: Does ‘Calculated Ambiguity’ Help?
Ruhee Neog weighs in on the recent debate on India’s nuclear doctrine
#4410
30 April 2014
An Indian Nuclear Doctrine Review: A Third Model
Ali Ahmed recommends looking beyond the two options of ‘massive’ and ‘flexible’ nuclear retaliation in the event of a review
#4409
24 April 2014
A Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Four Potential Roadblocks
Ruhee Neog says that the momentum for a comprehensive agreement will continue despite obvious differences
#4393
21 April 2014
Strategic Space
India and No First Use: Preventing Deterrence Breakdown

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks if a first use nuclear doctrine is more credible and better at deterrence than NFU
 
 

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