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#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
#3891
23 April 2013
Special Commentary: Carnegie 2013 Nuclear Policy Conference
Arun Vishwanathan takes note of the important issues emerging from the discussions at the Conference
#3889
21 April 2013
P-3C vs. P-8I: India, Pakistan and the Naval Balance
Vijay Sakhuja compares the relative strategic value of the recent acquisitions for the countries’ navies
#3885
18 April 2013
The North Korean Crisis: Musudan Missile Test a Potential Face-Saver for Kim Jong-un?
Aakriti Bhutoria on the significance of the nuclear missile test on the dictatorial tactics of Kim Jong-un
#3882
17 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: No Clear Winners
D. Suba Chandran joins the IPCS debate with Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar and PR Chari on Michael Krepon's commentary
#3881
16 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: The Elephant and the Dilemma of Nuclear Force Planning
Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar joins the IPCS debate with PR Chari on Michael Krepon's commentary
#3880
12 April 2013
Special Commentary: India’s Missile Defence
Amit Gupta analyses whether the country is securing the homeland or complicating deterrence
#3879
11 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: The Strategic Entanglement
PR Chari critiques Michael Krepon's commentary on "Nuclear Race on the Subcontinent: The Tortoise and the Hare"
#3873
6 April 2013
Japan: Two Years After Fukushima
Rajaram Panda assesses the lessons learnt from the 3/11 disaster
#3870
4 April 2013
K-15 SLBM: Where does it stand?
P. Arjun Subramanian discusses the implications of the successful test firing for India’s deterrence strategy
#3859
28 March 2013
The Netherlands 2014 Nuclear Security Summit: An Agenda
Debak Das outlines the primary concerns facing the Netherlands Summit in 2014 
#3839
8 March 2013
Review: Possibility of Replication of Arms Reduction
Shubhra Chaturvedi reviews the RUSI's Whitehall Report on, "Small Nuclear Forces, Five Perspectives"
#3830
1 March 2013
North Korea: A Print Media Analysis of the Nuclear Test
Anu Krishnan analyses Southeast Asian news reports in order to understand their stance on the recent North Korean nuclear test
#3824
25 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Obsolete?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the criticality of adopting a rational paradigm to nuclear disarmament
#3822
21 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Debating the Normative Imperatives to Disarm
Satyabrat Sinha discusses whether the delegitimisation of nuclear weapons can contribute to global nuclear disarmament
#3818
16 February 2013
Iran and Nuclear Weapons: A New Agenda
Manish explores the the options before the international community to rein in Iran's nuclear programme
#3817
16 February 2013
Iran and Nuclear Weapons: New Negotiations, Old Issues?
Shubhra Chaturvedi assesses the 'optimism' surrounding the February talks between Iran and the P5+1
#3812
13 February 2013
North Korea: Third Nuclear Test
Rajaram Panda discusses international responses to, and strategic implications of, the recent test
#3810
12 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Strategically Obsolete?
Debak Das reflects on whether nuclear disarmament can be pursued given the large asymmetries in conventional arms
#3807
4 February 2013
IPCS Discussion: Preventing Nuclear Use
Debak Das reports on the interaction with Dr. Rebecca Johnson on an imperative to disarm
#3802
28 January 2013
North Korea: “An All-Out Confrontation” After Fresh UNSC Sanctions?
Rajaram Panda assesses China's changing strategy towards North Korea in light of the recent sanctions
#3784
31 December 2012
The Trident Debate: UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent
Debak Das highlights the implications of UK's nuclear reconciliations
#3783
31 December 2012
Obama II and Iran: Diplomacy on the Cards?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the futility of nuclear sanctions against Iran
#3776
13 December 2012
North Korea: After the Rocket Launch
Rajaram Panda discusses the security dilemma and the international community's responses to the rocket launch
#3772
3 December 2012
North Korea: Domestic and International Politics of Satellite/ Missile Launches
Radhakrishna Rao looks at  the global and regional dynamics of North Korea's designs on space
#3771
3 December 2012
North Korea: Another Rocket Launch?
Rajaram Panda discusses the implications of North Korea's planned rocket launch
#3769
29 November 2012
Obama – II and the Global Nuclear Disarmament: Will There Be a Revival?
Shubhra Chaturvedi probes the strategy behind the silence on the nuclear disarmament agenda during the third Presidential debate
#3768
29 November 2012
India: How Credible is its Ballistic Missile Defence?
Debak Das discusses the credibility and strategic implications of an operational BMD System in India
 
 

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