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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
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
13 October 2010
India’s Nuclear Energy Policy: Derailing FMCT?
Yogesh Joshi urges a separation of India’s nuclear energy and security policies to ensure the success of the FMCT
13 October 2010
The Cold End of Cold Start Doctrine?
Yogesh Joshi delineates the viability of a ‘limited war’ strategy exemplified by the Cold Start
30 August 2010
Towards Regional Stability: Establish an Indo-Pak Nuclear Commission
D Suba Chandran suggests a regularized mechanism for Indo-Pak nuclear issues similar to the Indus Water Commission
30 August 2010
Biological Weapons: the Neglected WMD
PR Chari stresses the need for an increased national preparedness to deal with a potential Biological Weapons attack
24 August 2010
Nuclear Forensics: A Tool for Deterring Terrorists?
Reshmi Kazi outlines the importance of Nuclear Forensics in preventing and combatting nuclear terrorism
21 July 2010
Iran-Turkey-Brazil Nuclear Agreement
Siddharth Ramana analyzes why the nuclear agreement between Iran, Turkey and Brazil was a non-starter
8 July 2010
India-S Korea Nuclear Cooperation: Strategic Convergence?
Y J Ji elucidates the strategic benefits of India and South Korea’s civil nuclear cooperation
5 July 2010
Non-Proliferation: What Can India Do?
PR Chari elaborates the significance of including India in international nuclear export control regimes
29 June 2010
Should India give up its NFU Doctrine?
Rabia Akhtar presents a Pakistani perspective, in response to the debate in IPCS Website
25 June 2010
Should India give up its NFU Doctrine?
Ali Ahmed explicates why India should not give up the NFU doctrine
24 June 2010
Should India give up its NFU Doctrine?
D. Suba Chandran explains why India should give up its No First Use Doctrine
24 June 2010
Sino-Pak N-deal: a Setback to India-China Ties?
M Shamsur Rabb Khan outlines the impact of the Sino-Pak Nuclear deal
24 June 2010
From 2000 to 2010 NPT RevCon: Are the 13 Practical Steps still Relevant?
Yogesh Joshi assesses the relevance of the 13 Practical steps towards nuclear disarmament
22 June 2010
NSG’s Plenary Meeting: What’s in Store?
Yogesh Joshi analyses what will be China’s defence in supplying reactors to Pakistan
17 June 2010
Nuclear Terrorism: overlooked at the NPT RevCon
Jasbir Rakhra highlights the absence of the issue of Nuclear Terrorism, at the NPT Rev Con

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