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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
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”
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
30 April 2013
Book Review: Contextualising Iran
Manpreet Sethi reviews “Troubling Tehran - Reflections on Geopolitics” edited by Rajaram Nagappa and Arun Vishwanathan
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"
28 April 2013
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: An Assessment
Michael Krepon responds to the Indian and Pakistani critique on his commentary
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
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
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
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
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
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
12 April 2013
Special Commentary: India’s Missile Defence
Amit Gupta analyses whether the country is securing the homeland or complicating deterrence
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"
6 April 2013
Japan: Two Years After Fukushima
Rajaram Panda assesses the lessons learnt from the 3/11 disaster
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
28 March 2013
The Netherlands 2014 Nuclear Security Summit: An Agenda
Debak Das outlines the primary concerns facing the Netherlands Summit in 2014 
8 March 2013
Review: Possibility of Replication of Arms Reduction
Shubhra Chaturvedi reviews the RUSI's Whitehall Report on, "Small Nuclear Forces, Five Perspectives"
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
25 February 2013
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Made Obsolete?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the criticality of adopting a rational paradigm to nuclear disarmament
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
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
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
13 February 2013
North Korea: Third Nuclear Test
Rajaram Panda discusses international responses to, and strategic implications of, the recent test
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
4 February 2013
IPCS Discussion: Preventing Nuclear Use
Debak Das reports on the interaction with Dr. Rebecca Johnson on an imperative to disarm
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
31 December 2012
The Trident Debate: UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent
Debak Das highlights the implications of UK's nuclear reconciliations
31 December 2012
Obama II and Iran: Diplomacy on the Cards?
Shubhra Chaturvedi discusses the futility of nuclear sanctions against Iran
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
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
3 December 2012
North Korea: Another Rocket Launch?
Rajaram Panda discusses the implications of North Korea's planned rocket launch
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
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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