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#5183
16 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
American Turbulence: Global Ramifications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra assesses the potential trajectories US policies - domestic and foreign - would take during Donald Trump's tenure as the president
#5172
9 November 2016
Iskander-M in Kaliningrad: The Changing Equations of Deterrence
Adarsh Vijay throws light on whether the placement of the Iskander Missile System is defensive or offensive posturing by Russia and the resultant uncertainty it brings to the region
#5171
8 November 2016
East Asia Compass
PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines India’s growing proximity to Japan in light of Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan, while recommending a simultaneous need to exercise caution
#5169
7 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Trump Presidency

Kimberley Anne Nazareth considers the implications for the JCPOA under Donald Trump as president
#5167
4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
The Iran Deal Under a Clinton Presidency

Vivek Mishra says that US' complicated relationship with Iran is likely to continue in the event of a likely Clinton win, albeit in a different manner
#5166
4 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Trump's Nuclear Policy: Global Implications

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra weighs in on possible scenarios under Donald Trump as president
#5163
2 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Hillary's Nuclear Policy: A Time of Change, Dithering, or Sameness?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on why history may remember Clinton only as the president who stayed the course laid by her predecessor
#5162
2 November 2016
IPCS US Election Special
Presidential Elections and US Nuclear Policy: Clinton Vs Trump

Dr Manpreet Sethi considers why neither of the two candidates has particularly impressed nor emerged as a discerning student of nuclear issues
#5144
4 October 2016
Contextualising Iran: The Nixon and Obama Doctrines
Kimberley Anne Nazareth looks at the convergences and divergences in the two presidential doctrines
#5138
27 September 2016
Book Review: Pulls and Pressures in India and Pakistan
Sadia Tasleem reviews George Perkovich and Toby Dalton’s latest book, Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism’
#5134
23 September 2016
Strategic Space
Preparing for Radiological Emergencies and Terrorism

Dr Manpreet Sethi discusses emergency preparedness in case of radiological emergencies in the post Uri scenario
#5129
16 September 2016
Comparing the French and Indian Nuclear Doctrines
Marie Pavageau analyses the similarities and divergences between the French and Indian nuclear doctrines
#5122
9 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
Measuring Fragility: A Case Study of Pakistan

Sadia Tasleem in her review of Pakistan's scorecard on the Fragile States Index inquires about the definition of 'fragile' and the rationale of deeming a country fragile
#5106
16 August 2016
Strategic Space
Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross–Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends

Dr Manpreet Sethi reviews and draws from the recently released book - Not War, Not Peace? - by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
#5096
8 August 2016
Eagle Eye
Need the World Worry over Trump's Foreign Policy?

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses US presidential nominee Donald Trump's statements and strategies
#5094
4 August 2016
Brexit: Quo Vadis the European Deterrent?
Marie Pavageau considers how Brexit will lead to a split in Europe's foreign policy orientation
#5083
18 July 2016
Strategic Space
JCPOAs First Anniversary: Significance and Future Challenges

Dr Manpreet Sethi comments on the implementation of the Iran deal a year after it was reached between Iran and the P5 + 1
#5072
4 July 2016
East Asia Compass
Six-Party Talks 2.0: Not for Denuclearisation but for Peace

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra recommends a new strategy to bring North Korea to the negotiating table

#5067
23 June 2016
Obama's Syria Policy: The Dynamics of Engagement
Priyama Chakravarty argues that US President Barack Obama's Syria policy has been realistically cautious and the least worst of a whole range of bad options
#5066
22 June 2016
The Strategist
There is a New Symphony at Play

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at Modi’s US visit in light of the need to to balance out China’s objectives of hegemonic control through strategic security partnerships
#5062
16 June 2016
Assessing NSS Outcomes: CPPNM Amendment Ratification
Hina Pandey presents her analysis of the opportunities and challenges in global nuclear security in the post CPPNM/A ratification scenario
#5060
13 June 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Iran, India and Chabahar: Recalling the Broader Context

Amb Ranjit Gupta analyses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Iran visit in broader context of the New Delhi-Tehran bilateral
#5056
9 June 2016
NSS in Retrospect: Why not Iran and North Korea?
Kimberley Anne Nazareth considers the absence of Iran and North Korea from the NSS 2016
#5053
3 June 2016
India and the NSG: Are the Outliers Justified in their Opposition?
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra assesses the validity of the arguments offered in support of India’s exclusion from the NSG

 

#5052
2 June 2016
Strategic Space
Entry into the NSG: Getting Past the Doorman

Dr Manpreet Sethi examines why China seeks to keep India out of the NSG and the latter’s next steps
#5046
31 May 2016
India vs Pakistan: Why cant we just be friends?
Book Review: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Rana Banerji reviews Husain Haqqani's 'India vs Pakistan: Why can’t we just be friends?'
#5041
27 May 2016
Nuke Street
Why China is Using NPT to Block India's Entry into the NSG

Amb (Retd) Sheel Kant Sharma considers China's insistence on the NPT as the criterion for India's membership of the NSG
#5036
24 May 2016
Of Ranks and Scores in Nuclear Security: 18 Years of South Asian Nuclearisation
Dr Rabia Akhtar considers why South Asian nuclear-armed states must be distinguished from the de jure NWS on nuclear security matters
#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 Irans 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
 
 

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