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#5035
23 May 2016
China: How is Nuclear Security Understood?
Chao Xie presents a reading of how the issue is interpreted in China and its implications for national security
#5029
16 May 2016
Strategic Space
Same Age, Different Behaviour: Nuclear India and Nuclear Pakistan

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks if Pakistan is ready to vote for a different future for itself as both India and Pakistan complete 18 years as nuclear-armed states
#5022
27 April 2016
Iran, US and the JCPOA: Fidelity to the Cause
Ruhee Neog looks at what has been achieved, and what issues are likely to be encountered through the course of the year
#5011
5 April 2016
Pakistan and the Nuclear Security Summit Process
Muhammad Faisal weighs in on Pakistan’s contribution towards the enhancement of nuclear security
#5004
22 March 2016
NSS 2016: Implications of Russia's Absence
Urmi Tat looks at the US-Russia fallout in the context of the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit
#5003
21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#5002
21 March 2016
Strategic Space
Nuclear Security Summit Process: Progress and Prognosis

Dr Manpreet Sethi reflects on the past and future of global nuclear security in light of the upcoming NSS
#4999
15 March 2016
East Asia Compass
What is the Efficacy of Sanctions on North Korea?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the impact of the instrument in bringing about changes in the regime's provocative behaviour
#4992
22 February 2016
Strategic Space
Pak's Nuclear 'Normality' through External Deals: Chasing a Chimera

Dr Manpreet Sethi says that Pakistan's own re-definition of national interest, rather than external inducement, is  essential for its nuclear posture to change
#4990
21 February 2016
Examining Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test
Kimberley Anne Nazareth analyses the motivations and potential implications of Iran's recent ballistic missile test
#4979
1 February 2016
East Asia Compass
‘Brilliant’ Comrade: The Design in North Korean Madness

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that North Korea's actions are not as arbitrary or plain reckless as it may appear to be, and explains why
#4976
29 January 2016
Nuke Street
Forecast 2016: Fruits of Diplomacy

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma explains the level of efforts undertaken to achieve the Iran nuclear deal and makes projections
#4969
22 January 2016
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2016: East Asia on the Cusp

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the foreign policy decisions East Asian countries will have to contend with in the new year

#4964
20 January 2016
Looking East
Contours of Sino-Indian relations in 2016

Wasbir Hussain analyses the potential trajectory of New Delhi-Beijing relations in the coming year
#4962
18 January 2016
Strategic Space
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year

Dr Manpreet Sethi takes stock of key nuclear issues in 2016
#4961
18 January 2016
The Strategist
Forecast 2016: Pakistan, Aberrated Strategies and Strategic Stability

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar evaluates strategic stability and the military-jihadi nexus in Pakistan in 2016
#4953
5 January 2016
What are the Prospects for a Pakistan-US Nuclear Deal?
Urmi Tat draws from the Carnegie-Stimson report, A Normal Nuclear Pakistan, to make prognostications for South Asian stability
#4931
9 November 2015
East Asia
China-Japan-South Korea: Takeaways from the Trilateral Summit

Ateetmani Brar provides the key derivations from the recently-concluded trilateral meeting between the three major East Asian countries
#4928
2 November 2015
East Asia Compass
China-Japan-South Korea: A New Beginning?

Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra elaborates on the takeaways from the recently concluded trilateral meeting between China, Japan and South Korea
#4926
23 October 2015
Iran
Emad: Iran’s New Ballistic Missile amid the Nuclear Deal

Debalina Ghoshal contextualises Iran's test-firing of the 'Emad' missile and explains why it shouldn't hinder the nuclear deal
#4921
12 October 2015
The Strategist
What is Strategic Stability?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar considers the definition of the term in the South Asian context
#4919
6 October 2015
Spotlight West Asia
Prime Minister Modi Finally Begins His Interaction with West Asia*

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta analyses India's relationship with the GCC countries and suggests ways forward
#4915
29 September 2015
Iran Nuclear Deal: What is in Store for the US and Iran?
Abhimanyu Singh presents a reading of the incentives the deal offers the two major stakeholders
#4912
15 September 2015
The Strategist
Jihadi Aggression and Nuclear Deterrence

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar examines the link between sub-conventional warfare and nuclear war fighting
#4902
27 July 2015
Voice from America
The Iran Deal: Is it Hard to Resist?

Prof Amit Gupta explains the two options the US has vis-a-vis the Iran nuclear deal in the face of opposition from different quarters
#4899
14 July 2015
The Strategist
The Blight of Ambiguity

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at why sub-continental nuclear stability will remain hostage to the Pakistani army’s revisionist and ambiguous nuclear policies
#4892
22 June 2015
US-China
China’s Wu-14: Racking Tensions in the South China Sea

Hugo Chene analyses the new developments in the South China Sea and US-China relations
#4861
13 April 2015
The Strategist
Why ‘Global Zero’ is Less of an Illusion

Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar elaborates on the state-of-affairs of the Global Zero intiative
#4858
6 April 2015
Iran Nuclear Deal: Lessons from North Korea
Prof Vyjayanti Raghavan traces the similarities between the failed US-North Korea nuclear deal and the recently announced Iran nuclear deal
#4853
24 March 2015
Indian Ocean Region
Australia-India-China: IOR Procurement Race for Submarines

Stephen Westcott analyses India's and Australia's approaches to procuring submarines in the wake of China's forays in the IOR
#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
 
 

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