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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
11 July 2011
Covert Nuclear Facility in Syria
Ankita Shree explores the nature of the IAEA claims against Syria and the consequences of inaction
11 July 2011
Debate: Is a Nuclear Iran good for India?
Siddharth Ramana argues how an Iranian nuclear bomb can have grave geopolitical consequences for India 
11 July 2011
Debate: Is a Nuclear Iran good for India?
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra argues how Iran's acquisition of a nuclear bomb coincidentally favours India's strategic goals
29 June 2011
Seeking Alternatives to Nuclear Deterrence in India
Dipankar Banerjee makes a case for the evolution of alternative strategies to deter the outbreak of war
20 June 2011
Indo-Pak Nuclear CBMs: Mere Dialogue will not Suffice
Ali Ahmed discusses the fallibility of unsubstantiated CBMs
20 June 2011
Pakistan’s Nuclear Posturing: Is Hatf-9 a Response to Cold Start?
Ruhee Neog analyzes the motivations behind the Hatf-9 test and speedy construction of the fourth Khushab reactor
13 June 2011
Nuclear Disarmament Post-Prague: Understanding Indian Perspectives
Pradeepa Viswanathan contends with the heterogeneous nature of this debate
2 June 2011
The Future of Nuclear Nonproliferation
Dipankar Banerjee presents a view from India
31 May 2011
Crying Wolf: Al Qaeda and the Nuclear Threat
Alankrita Sinha on the appropriation of nuclear terrorism as a tool for fear-mongering
27 May 2011
On Indo-African Nuclear Trade Facilitation
Siddharth Ramana discusses the challenges and opportunities that characterize nuclear trade between India and Africa
16 May 2011
Towards an Indo-Pak Nuclear Lexicon IV: Minimum Nuclear Deterrence
Tanvi Kulkarni presents an Indian perspective
9 May 2011
Does Myanmar have Nuclear Ambitions?
Siddharth Ramana wonders whether such aspirations, if any, ought to be monitored by India
3 May 2011
India’s ‘Moral’ Nuclear Behaviour: Rhetoric or Reality?
Alankrita Sinha discusses three issues that reveal the moral dilemma of India’s nuclear posture
22 April 2011
Iran and Libya: Chasing the Bomb
Ruhee Neog speculates on the significance of the Libyan intervention and Istanbul nuclear talks for Iranian denuclearization  
16 April 2011
Revisiting the CTBT: the US' Conundrum
Siddharth Ramana argues for a speedy ratification of the CTBT by the US Senate
4 April 2011
Nuclear Safety: The Fukushima Conundrum
Alankrita Sinha comments on nuclear safety mechanisms
30 March 2011
Sino-Pak Nuclear Deal: American Perfidy?
Jabin T Jacob argues that US acceptance of the latest nuclear agreement bodes ill for its global leadership and for nonproliferation
22 March 2011
An Indian Anti-Nuclear Peace Movement
Firdaus Ahmed stresses the importance of transitioning from an anti-nuclear coalition in light of recent events in Japan
18 March 2011
Fukushima and the Future Shape of the International ‘Nuclear Renaissance’
Lydia Walker speculates on what might be the consequences of Fukushima for international energy politics
18 March 2011
Disarming Libya: Passive Nuclear Blackmail
Lydia Walker explores the drama of the 2009 nuclear disarmament negotiations with Libya in light of current political unrest
15 February 2011
Towards an Indo-Pak Nuclear Lexicon - III: Cold Start
Ali Ahmed presents an Indian perspective of the much-debated doctrine
11 February 2011
Sri Lanka and Iran: The 2030 Nuclear Power Plant and Iranian Support
Lydia Walker considers the nuclear politics of the historic Iran-Sri Lanka relationship
11 February 2011
Towards an Indo-Pak Nuclear Lexicon - II: Credible Minimum Deterrence
Sadia Tasleem presents a Pakistani perspective
11 February 2011
Towards an Indo-Pak Nuclear Lexicon - I: Credible Minimum Deterrence
 Tanvi Kulkarni presents an Indian perspective
31 January 2011
FMCT Negotiations: Games Pakistan Plays
PR Chari discusses Pakistan’s strategic maneuvering and its implications for the global disarmament agenda
4 January 2011
The P-5 Visits and India’s Nuclear Energy Programme
Tanvi Kulkarni discusses the nuclear component of the five high profile visits to India in 2010
4 January 2011
New START Ratification: Future Possibilities?
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee explores the potential impact of the treaty
29 December 2010
Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement-IV: What Can India Do?
Siddharth Ramana suggests India's options in response to the nuclear agreement
29 December 2010
Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement-III: Strategic Implications
Ruhee Neog considers the significance of the agreement
29 December 2010
Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement-II: Where Does the US Stand?
Lydia Walker considers the US stance on nuclear developments as revealed in disclosures by WikiLeaks
29 December 2010
Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement -I: The Big ‘Deal’
Tanvi Kulkarni discusses the outline of the deal and arguments given for and against
21 December 2010
Games Nations Play: China and North Korea
Ruhee Neog delineates China’s position on its increasingly provocative ally
15 December 2010
Obama’s Vision of a Global Nonproliferation Regime: Two Scenarios
Lydia Walker speculates on what might be the shape of Obama's future nuclear nonproliferation policy
10 December 2010
Sarkozy’s India Visit: The Nuclear Dimension
Siddharth Ramana outlines Indo-French nuclear cooperation
6 December 2010
Dialogue between Nuclear Weapon States
Tanvi Kulkarni considers the possibility of a meaningful nuclear discourse at a new multilateral forum
26 November 2010
START or STOP: Is Nuclear Arms Control lost in USA's Domestic Chaos?
Yogesh Joshi explores the issues surrounding the ratification of a new treaty post midterm elections
18 November 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Evolution and the Indo-US Nuclear Partnership
Lydia Walker considers the development in US President Obama's personal and political thought about India's place in the nuclear nonproliferation regime
16 November 2010
Japan’s Civil Nuclear Deal with India
Miyuki Fujii looks at the Japanese dilemma over entering into an agreement with a non-NPT signatory
11 November 2010
Indo-Pak Nuclear Commission: A SWOT Analysis
D Suba Chandran analyses the strengths and weaknesses of a formal joint nuclear institution between India and Pakistan
1 November 2010
Civil Nuclear Liability: Fact and Fiction
PR Chari examines the implications of India's entry into the CSC in light of the impending US Presidential visit

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