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#3079
31 March 2010
Modular Nuclear Reactors: Solution or Problem?
PR Chari assesses the viability of modular nuclear reactors in meeting the energy needs of communities in remote parts of the country
#3069
5 March 2010
Global Nuclear Zero: Is Skepticism Logical?
Yogesh Joshi reflects on the debate over the elimination of nuclear weapons
#3060
9 February 2010
Ensuring India’s Nuclear Energy Industry Growth
Nandakumar J stresses proactive steps to encourage the nuclear energy industry
#3044
15 January 2010
North Korean Nuclear Issue: The Road Ahead
Jasbir Rakhra appraises DPRK's resolution for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula
#3029
22 December 2009
The Logic of the 'Sundarji Doctrine'
Ali Ahmed suggests an alternative to current thinking on India's Nuclear Doctrine
#3028
22 December 2009
Indo-Canadian Civil Nuclear Deal: Rediscovering Partnership
Larissa Wagner deliberates on cooperation between India and Canada in the nuclear sphere
#3024
9 December 2009
Agni-II Night Trial Failure Brings Defence Flaws to Light
Kriti Singh analyses the causes and effects of Agni-II night trial failure
#3023
9 December 2009
The Kaiga Conundrum: Question of Nuclear Security
Jasbir Rakhra discusses the need for an effective nuclear security apparatus
#3003
12 November 2009
Pressing the “Reset” Button
Larissa Wagner speculates on the complexities in the US-Russia START negotiations
#2997
3 November 2009
Draft Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Victory?
Tara Sarin speculates on whether Iran will accept the recent UN draft agreement on its nuclear program
#2996
30 October 2009
Argentina: India's Seventh Nuclear Destination
Amit Kumar Chatterjee presents an overview of the growing economic relations between India and Argentina
#2991
30 October 2009
The Illogic of ‘Unacceptable Damage’
Ali Ahmed explains why India should discard its nuclear doctrine of ‘unacceptable damage’
#2987
22 October 2009
India Investing in MIRV Technology
Ajey Lele elaborates on the utility and significance of MIRV capabilities
#2986
22 October 2009
GHQ Attack and Nuclear Security
Jasbir Rakhra assesses the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear assets in the wake of recent attacks
#2982
13 October 2009
Disarmament in South Asia
Firdaus Ahmed argues for a new discourse on peace and disarmament in South Asia
#2976
1 October 2009
Pokharan II: The Incestuous Debate
PR Chari enumerates the technical aspects of the debate on India’s H bomb
#2975
25 September 2009
Engaging Iran: “Bigger Carrots and Bigger Sticks”
Tara Sarin assesses international efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue
#2960
31 August 2009
The Strategic Significance of Arihant
M Shamsur Rabb Khan outlines the features and importance of India's first nuclear powered submarine
#2959
29 August 2009
India's Thermonuclear Test: Bombed?
Ali Ahmed delves into the controversy on India’s thermonuclear capability
#2955
24 August 2009
Should Pakistan sign the CTBT?
Rabia Akhtar analyzes the factors that should determine Pakistan’s position on the CTBT
#2952
19 August 2009
Will Myanmar Follow North Korea?
Gunjan Singh investigates claims that Myanmar is actively seeking nuclear capability
#2949
17 August 2009
Negotiating Reprocessing: Desired but Difficult
Yogesh Joshi speculates on issues involved in an agreement on reprocessing rights
#2948
17 August 2009
Japan’s Non-nuclear Principles: Change in the Offing?
Tomoko Kiyota assesses the likelihood that post-election Japan will alter its nuclear stance
#2928
31 July 2009
What if the US ratifies the CTBT? Debating India’s Options
D Suba Chandran lays out conditions for India signing the Treaty
#2917
25 July 2009
G-8 Declaration and India: Be Cautious not Paranoid
Yogesh Joshi argues for India to be proactive in its nuclear diplomacy
#2911
17 July 2009
International Nuclear Fuel Bank: Promising Enterprise?
Yogesh Joshi looks at the possible impediments in the implementation of a nuclear fuel bank
#2907
16 July 2009
Reducing Strategic Arms : From Prague to L'Aquila via Moscow
PR Chari assesses the significance of the several recently concluded summits on nuclear issues
#2905
14 July 2009
The Illogic of ‘Massive’ Punitive Retaliation
Ali Ahmed argues for India to discard its nuclear doctrine of ‘massive’ punitive retaliation
#2901
7 July 2009
What Did NPT PrepCom 2009 Bestow on India?
Vidisha Shukla argues that recent auguries bespeak a more stringent non proliferation agenda by the new US administration.
#2893
15 June 2009
The US and the CTBT
Priyanka Subramaniam looks at the American position on the Treaty from the Clinton administration on
#2892
12 June 2009
From ‘No First Use’ to ‘No Nuclear Use’
Firdaus Ahmed examines how a degree of ambiguity in India’s draft nuclear doctrine might be useful
#2886
5 June 2009
Why the 2009 NPT PrepCom was Not a Failure
Yogesh Joshi sees several positives in the final meeting of the preparatory committee for the 2010 NPT RevCon
#2885
4 June 2009
Nuclear Trajectory in South Asia
Ali Ahmed questions some of the assumptions behind Indian and Pakistani thinking on nuclear war
#2884
4 June 2009
India and the Impending FMCT
Excerpts from an Interview with Prof. R Rajaraman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 19 May 2009
#2880
2 June 2009
US Change of Policy on Iran
Vidisha Shukla looks at the possible implications for India of the Obama administration’s changed policy towards Tehran
#2876
23 May 2009
India and the CTBT: Renewing the Debate
Priyanka Subramaniam argues it is time India came out with a well-thought out position on the treaty
#2875
22 May 2009
Obama and Nuclear Disarmament: A New Push?
Report of the IPCS Panel Discussion held on 8 May 2009
#2865
12 May 2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Not in Obama’s Lifetime?
Arundhati Ghose argues that the American President has outlined no real initiatives towards achieving disarmament
#2858
1 May 2009
Release Authority: Who Will Press The Button?
PR Chari asks who has operational control of India’s nuclear arsenal during the Prime Minister absence
#2855
29 April 2009
Obama’s Prague Speech: A New Push for Nuclear Disarmament?
Rajesh Rajagopalan argues that the US President’s speech raises a few concerns for India
 
 

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