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12 April 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit: Case for Indo-US Partnership?
Swaran Singh highlights the possibility of closer India-US ties at the Nuclear Security Summit 2010
6 April 2010
India-South Korea Relations: The Nuclear Enterprise
Jasbir Rakhra assesses the significance of a possible civil nuclear deal between India and South Korea
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
5 March 2010
Global Nuclear Zero: Is Skepticism Logical?
Yogesh Joshi reflects on the debate over the elimination of nuclear weapons
9 February 2010
Ensuring India’s Nuclear Energy Industry Growth
Nandakumar J stresses proactive steps to encourage the nuclear energy industry
15 January 2010
North Korean Nuclear Issue: The Road Ahead
Jasbir Rakhra appraises DPRK's resolution for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula
22 December 2009
The Logic of the 'Sundarji Doctrine'
Ali Ahmed suggests an alternative to current thinking on India's Nuclear Doctrine
22 December 2009
Indo-Canadian Civil Nuclear Deal: Rediscovering Partnership
Larissa Wagner deliberates on cooperation between India and Canada in the nuclear sphere
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
9 December 2009
The Kaiga Conundrum: Question of Nuclear Security
Jasbir Rakhra discusses the need for an effective nuclear security apparatus
12 November 2009
Pressing the “Reset” Button
Larissa Wagner speculates on the complexities in the US-Russia START negotiations
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
30 October 2009
Argentina: India's Seventh Nuclear Destination
Amit Kumar Chatterjee presents an overview of the growing economic relations between India and Argentina
30 October 2009
The Illogic of ‘Unacceptable Damage’
Ali Ahmed explains why India should discard its nuclear doctrine of ‘unacceptable damage’
22 October 2009
India Investing in MIRV Technology
Ajey Lele elaborates on the utility and significance of MIRV capabilities
22 October 2009
GHQ Attack and Nuclear Security
Jasbir Rakhra assesses the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear assets in the wake of recent attacks
13 October 2009
Disarmament in South Asia
Firdaus Ahmed argues for a new discourse on peace and disarmament in South Asia
1 October 2009
Pokharan II: The Incestuous Debate
PR Chari enumerates the technical aspects of the debate on India’s H bomb
25 September 2009
Engaging Iran: “Bigger Carrots and Bigger Sticks”
Tara Sarin assesses international efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue
31 August 2009
The Strategic Significance of Arihant
M Shamsur Rabb Khan outlines the features and importance of India's first nuclear powered submarine
29 August 2009
India's Thermonuclear Test: Bombed?
Ali Ahmed delves into the controversy on India’s thermonuclear capability
24 August 2009
Should Pakistan sign the CTBT?
Rabia Akhtar analyzes the factors that should determine Pakistan’s position on the CTBT
19 August 2009
Will Myanmar Follow North Korea?
Gunjan Singh investigates claims that Myanmar is actively seeking nuclear capability
17 August 2009
Negotiating Reprocessing: Desired but Difficult
Yogesh Joshi speculates on issues involved in an agreement on reprocessing rights
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
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
25 July 2009
G-8 Declaration and India: Be Cautious not Paranoid
Yogesh Joshi argues for India to be proactive in its nuclear diplomacy
17 July 2009
International Nuclear Fuel Bank: Promising Enterprise?
Yogesh Joshi looks at the possible impediments in the implementation of a nuclear fuel bank
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
14 July 2009
The Illogic of ‘Massive’ Punitive Retaliation
Ali Ahmed argues for India to discard its nuclear doctrine of ‘massive’ punitive retaliation
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.
15 June 2009
The US and the CTBT
Priyanka Subramaniam looks at the American position on the Treaty from the Clinton administration on
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
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
4 June 2009
Nuclear Trajectory in South Asia
Ali Ahmed questions some of the assumptions behind Indian and Pakistani thinking on nuclear war
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
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
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
22 May 2009
Obama and Nuclear Disarmament: A New Push?
Report of the IPCS Panel Discussion held on 8 May 2009
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

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