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#4311
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
#4301
10 February 2014
The Strategist
India-Pakistan: Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar recommends taking the road less travelled
#4300
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
#4263
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
#4256
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  
#4255
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
#4248
13 January 2014
Year in Review
Iran 2013: Was Change the Buzzword?

Ruhee Neog presents an annual round-up
#4241
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
#4239
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
#4233
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
#4229
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
#4216
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
#4211
9 December 2013
Seminar Report
Iran Nuclear Deal

Ayesha Khanyari reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4202
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
#4197
28 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional Implications
D Suba Chandran comments on the ramifications for Irael, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan
#4196
28 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: American Re-Entry into the Middle East?
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra analyses the winners and losers of the deal
#4195
26 November 2013
Iran Nuclear Deal: A Definite Breakthrough
Ruhee Neog looks at the attendant concerns
#4194
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
#4173
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
#4169
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
#4161
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
#4135
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
#4130
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
#4123
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
#4081
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
#4020
3 July 2013
Iran: What Does Rouhani Bring to the Table?
Somya Chhabra on whether he will be able to garner domestic consensus to change the economy and polity
#4006
24 June 2013
Obama and Nuclear Disarmament:
Why Berlin is not Prague-II

PR Chari discusses the agenda for nuclear disarmament
#4001
19 June 2013
IPCS Discussion:
15 Years After India and Pakistan's Nuclear Tests

Somya Chhabra reports on the discussion on the nuclear tests of both countries and their international and domestic ramifications
#3988
10 June 2013
Nuclear Energy: Infeasibility and Unimportance
M. V. Ramana outlines the thesis of his book, “The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India”
#3971
5 June 2013
FMCT: Questioning Mass Destruction as the Basis for International Order
Vijay Shankar delves into Pakistan's standpoint vis-a-vis the FMCT debate
#3956
29 May 2013
Pakistan: The FMCT Debate Within
Rabia Akhtar assesses the country’s position and conditions acceptable for it to be a party to the treaty
#3945
23 May 2013
Nuclear Security Summit: The North Korea-Iran Conundrum
Somya Chhabra rationalises whether the summit’s selectivity vis-à-vis its agenda signals its failure
#3924
9 May 2013
IPCS Discussion: Troubling Tehran & Reflections on Geopolitics
Portia B Conrad reports on the discussion of the book, 'Troubling Tehran: Reflections on Geopolitics'
#3919
7 May 2013
Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2013: China’s Strategic Nuclear Posture
Vijay Shankar contextualises China's White Paper on Defence to re-assess its strategic nuclear orientation
#3918
6 May 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: Strengthening the Risk Reduction Measures
Salma Malik on Pakistan's perspective in the IPCS debate with Vijay Shankar, PR Chari, D Suba Chandran, and Rabia Akhtar on Michael Krepon's commentary
#3908
30 April 2013
Iran, Islam and Nuclear Weapons: Engage Teheran instead of Isolating
D. Suba Chandran reflects on "Troubling Tehran: Reflections on Geopolitics" edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
#3906
30 April 2013
Book Review: Contextualising Iran
Manpreet Sethi reviews “Troubling Tehran - Reflections on Geopolitics” edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
#3897
28 April 2013
Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2013: Deterrence and Disarmament
PR Chari analyses the session on "Deterrence, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation in Obama's Second Term"
#3896
28 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: An Assessment
Michael Krepon responds to the Indian and Pakistani critique on his commentary
#3892
24 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: The Two Pots Down the Nuclear Stream
Rabia Akhtar on Pakistan's perspective in the IPCS debate with Vijay Shankar, PR Chari, and D Suba Chandran on Michael Krepon's commentary
 
 

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