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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
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
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
22 April 2009
A Prague Spring for Nuclear Disarmament?
Arundhati Ghose comments on Barack Obama’s speech in Prague in early April
22 April 2009
North Korea's 'Satellite' Launch and International Responses
Vidisha Shukla urges a stronger Indian response to the DPRK’s latest provocation
20 April 2009
Northeast Asia and South Asia: Comparative Security Dynamics
Report of the IPCS Seminar held at the India International Centre on 1 April 2009
6 April 2009
Is China’s Space Militarization a Threat to India?
Radhakrishna Rao believes Chinese actions will lead to the weaponization of outer space
30 March 2009
CTBT Redux
Arundhati Ghose analyzes Shyam Saran’s speech at the Brookings Institution on the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement
30 March 2009
North Korea’s Planned ‘Satellite’ Launch
Rajesh Kapoor says that Pyongyang’s so-called satellite launch is actually a cover for a missile test
26 March 2009
Indian Missile Defense: Questions Unanswered
Mayank S Bubna raises a few doubts about the DRDO’s claims
24 March 2009
Iran’s Nuclear Power Plant: Reactions from GCC
M Mahtab Alam Rizvi states that apprehensions raised by the Gulf Arab countries might prompt Iran to rethink its nuclear posture
24 March 2009
AQ Khan and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Reshmi Kazi argues that Khan’s release constitutes a defeat for the nonproliferation regime
29 January 2009
Not Quite an Empty Threat
Firdaus Ahmed points out that the argument Pakistan has a high nuclear threshold is only a cover for Indian hardliners pushing limited war
27 November 2008
Zardari's Riddle: No Use or More Ruse?
Sripathi Narayanan comments on the Pakistani President's recent remarks to an audience in India
24 November 2008
Obama and the North Korean Nuclear Programme
Hayoun Ryou discusses the possible course of the US President-elect's North Korea policy
19 November 2008
Obama-mania: Iran is Not Invited
Siddharth Ramana examines the US President-elect's position on Iran
16 October 2008
North Korea: From the State Sponsor of Terrorism to What?
Rajesh Kapoor remains wary of North Korea's intentions and its likely future trajectory
16 October 2008
Chemical Warfare Agents and the Indian Context
Prashant Mehta details the application of the Chemical Weapons Convention in India
16 October 2008
Nuclear Iran: Anathema for India
Siddharth Ramana argues that New Delhi has reasons enough of its own to object to Iran going nuclear
18 September 2008
Will the NSG Waiver to India dilute Global Non-Proliferation Norms?
Nishikant Tiwari outlines the debate between the non-proliferationists and liberals on the ramifications of the NSG waiver
17 September 2008
Indo-US Nuclear Deal at the Nuclear Suppliers Group
Report of IPCS Seminar held on 11 September 2008
17 September 2008
NSG Waiver: What does it mean for India?
M Shamshur Rabb Khan argues that the NSG waiver will prove to be both politically and economically advantageous to India
17 September 2008
Nuclear Deal and Strategic Concerns: Myths and Realities
Alok Kumar Gupta dispels some of the myths that surround the strategic implications of the Indo-US nuclear deal
15 September 2008
India's NSG Waiver: Indian and American Responses
Rekha Chakravarthi and Gretchen Smith look at some of the Indian and American responses that the NSG waiver has evoked
14 September 2008
The Berman Letter: Time for Creative Diplomacy
Reshmi Kazi examines the fallout of the letter leaked by the US Congressman
10 September 2008
Q&A: The NSG Waiver and the Next Steps
Rekha Chakravarthi and Gretchen Smith examine the implications of the waiver for India and the US
9 September 2008
A Chinese Puzzle in Vienna
Jabin T Jacob argues that China's position at the NSG on the Indo-US nuclear deal needs to be viewed with greater equanimity in India
8 September 2008
The Nuclear Deal and India's Emergence
Dipankar Banerjee argues that India's success at the NSG is well-deserved
27 August 2008
American Challenges in Biological Security Initiatives
Danielle Toth hopes that bio-defence programs will be improved under the next US administration
20 August 2008
Unconditional Exemption by NSG: Is it Necessary?
Alok Kumar Gupta explains why India deserves a clean waiver at the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting in Vienna
20 August 2008
Indo-US Nuclear Deal and Japan's Policy Options
Satyajit Mohanty outlines the reasons why he thinks Japan will support the Indo-US nuclear deal at the NSG
20 August 2008
NSG Waiver - A Diplomatic Gesture
Reshmi Kazi argues that the non-proliferation regime would be undermined if the NSG fails to grant a clean waiver to India
11 August 2008
India and the New Non-Proliferation Regime
S Sasikumar and M Saravanan argue that the daunting task for democratic countries like India is to prevent non-proliferation from losing its way
5 August 2008
Will the Nuclear Deal be Finally Operationalized?
Anindya Batabyal views the nuclear deal as too good an agreement for India and the US in their evolving strategic partnership
31 July 2008
Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Where Do We Go From Here?
Report of the Panel discussion held at the IPCS on 29 July 2008
31 July 2008
Will the Nuclear Deal Hurt India's Foreign Policy?
M Shamsur Rabb Khan attempts to allay fears that the nuclear deal will compromise the independence of India's foreign policy
31 July 2008
Biotechnology in India: Regulation of the Growing Industry
Danielle Toth argues for judicious biotechnology regulations that will enable India to reap benefits and steer clear of any destructive use
29 July 2008
India's Role in the Global Disarmament Debate
Gretchen Smith evaluates the progress of the global nuclear disarmament efforts and avers that India has a vital role to play in this direction
20 July 2008
AQ Khan: Nuclear Politics
Prashant Hosur examines the politics behind the rogue Pakistani scientist's recent revelations
15 July 2008
India-Specific Safeguards Agreement: Indian and American Responses
Rekha Chakravarthi and Gretchen Smith highlight the arguments in India and the US on the draft Agreement before the IAEA

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