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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
21 April 2014
South Asian Dialectic
India and No First Use: The Doctrinal Conundrum

Prof PR Chari weighs in on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent call to establish a global no-first-use convention
14 April 2014
Nuke Street
Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional Shadows

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma looks at why the comprehensive agreement which that the negotiators hope to achieve by July 2014 looks distant still
7 April 2014
Spotlight West Asia
Nuclear Iran: Will Obama Succeed?

Amb Ranjit Gupta argues that there would be a spectacular geopolitical breakthrough in the negotiations
29 March 2014
The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Will the Momentum Persist?
Ruhee Neog looks at potential obstacles in the way of global nuclear materials security stewardship
28 March 2014
The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Evaluating Major Achievements
PR Chari provides a critique of the major outcomes
28 March 2014
IPCS Special Commentary
The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Penitent Preachers

Vice Adm Vijay Shankar comments on the recently concluded Summit and the future of Nuclear Security
21 March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: The Way Forward
Arun Vishwanathan says that focusing solely on ‘transparency’ has become somewhat of a panacea for all ills 
20 March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: India’s Record
Dr Sitakanta Mishra responds to Prof Chari’s commentary, ‘India’s Mixed Record’, which appeared on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website
20 March 2014
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Pakistan’s Role
Rabia Akhtar suggests that this is the right time for Pakistan to propose an Asian Trilateral Nuclear Safety and Security Network with India and China
17 March 2014
South Asian Dialectic
India and Nuclear Terrorism: Meeting the Threat

PR Chari on how India could contribute to the Nuclear Security Summit
17 March 2014
Strategic Space
Nuclear Security Summit 2014: Shared Risk, Shared Responsibility

Manpreet Sethi comments on the agenda of the NSS 2014 and India's participation
10 March 2014
Nuke Street
Ukraine: Implications for Global Nuclear Diplomacy

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma considers the spill-over effect of the East-West contention over Ukraine

10 March 2014
The Strategist
India-Pakistan-China: Nuclear Policy and Deterrence Stability

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar argues for transparency in nuclear policy as the first step towards stability
19 February 2014
The Nuclear Energy Debate in Pakistan
Ahmad Khan and Beenish Altaf, listing practical reasons, argue in favour of generating nuclear energy in Pakistan
17 February 2014
Strategic Space
US, China and the South Asian Nuclear Construct

Dr Manpreet Sethi suggests that attempts to understand the Indo-Pak nuclear deterrence equation through the narrow geographical confines of South Asia are meaningless
10 February 2014
The Strategist
India-Pakistan: Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar recommends taking the road less travelled
10 February 2014
Nuke Street
Nuclear Security Summit 2014 and the NTI Index

Ambassador Sheel Kant Sharma gauges the challenges associated with global approaches to tackle nuclear security
18 January 2014
IPCS Debate
Responding to Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons: A Strategy for India

Dr Manpreet Sethi suggests that India must let it be known that it would play the nuclear game according to its own rules
13 January 2014
The Strategist
Strategic Non-Nuclear Weapons: An Essential Consort to a Doctrine of No First Use

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar says that India must be equipped with select conventional hardware to provide teeth to a deterrent relationship that leans on NFU  
13 January 2014
Nuke Street
Nuclear Power: An Annual Report Card

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma provides a comprehensive round-up of global nuclear power in 2013
13 January 2014
Year in Review
Iran 2013: Was Change the Buzzword?

Ruhee Neog presents an annual round-up
7 January 2014
IPCS Debate
India, Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: What’s in a Name?

Usman Ali Khan says that the issue affecting South Asian stability is not SRLY (short-range-low yield) weapons but growing Indian militarisation and offensive doctrines
6 January 2014
IPCS Debate
India, Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Irrelevance for South Asia

Amit Gupta says that eliminating TNWs should be the way forward
2 January 2014
India: Security and Strategic Challenges in 2014
C Uday Bhaskar reviews the various challenges and opportunities that punctuate the Indian security spectrum
31 December 2013
Special Commentary
Iran Nuclear Deal: Israeli and Saudi Arabian Objections

Ruhee Neog and Ayesha Khanyari look at the objections raised by the two countries
13 December 2013
Special Commentary
Iran Nuclear Deal: Why would Iran want to Weaponise?

Col Rajeev Agarwal says that that Iran does not require nuclear weapons to increase its regional influence or ensure continued regime stability
9 December 2013
Seminar Report
Iran Nuclear Deal

Ayesha Khanyari reports on the proceedings of the discussion
30 November 2013
IPCS Debate (Special Commentary)
India-Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: A Step closer to the Abyss

Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar on dispelling opacity and engaging the military
28 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional Implications
D Suba Chandran comments on the ramifications for Irael, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan
28 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: American Re-Entry into the Middle East?
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the winners and losers of the deal
26 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: A Definite Breakthrough
Ruhee Neog looks at the attendant concerns
26 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: End of Cold War against the West?
Ayesha Khanyari says that it is a pragmatic decision motivated by economic survival
12 November 2013
IPCS Debate
India-Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Hatf-9

Beenish Altaf argues that the missile adds to Pakistan's full-spectrum deterrence capability
11 November 2013
IPCS Debate
India-Pakistan and Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Hatf-9

Gurmeet Kanwal comments on the nature of TNWs in the wake of the recent Pakistani missile test
31 October 2013
Iran: Nuclear Negotiations
Ruhee Neog looks at why popular opinion widely supposes that Rouhani’s arrival hails a new direction in Iran’s nuclear trajectory
8 October 2013
IPCS Debate
India, Nuclear Weapons and ‘Massive Retaliation’: The Impossibility of Limitation?

Ali Ahmed responds to Amb Shyam Saran’s comments on India's nuclear doctrine
1 October 2013
IPCS Debate
Technological Change and Security: Implications for India

PR Chari responds to Amb Shyam Saran’s Prem Bhartia Memorial Lecture in August 2013
16 September 2013
‘Nuclear Weapons, Costs and Myths’: In Response
Ruhee Neog takes forward the arguments presented by Chinmaya Gharekhan in an Indian Express article
9 August 2013
US and Pakistan: The Unlikelihood of a Civil Nuclear Deal
Iranga Kahangama analyses the possibility of a potential civilian nuclear deal between US and Pakistan

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