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#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
#2851
22 April 2009
A Prague Spring for Nuclear Disarmament?
Arundhati Ghose comments on Barack Obama’s speech in Prague in early April
#2849
22 April 2009
North Korea's 'Satellite' Launch and International Responses
Vidisha Shukla urges a stronger Indian response to the DPRK’s latest provocation
#2848
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
#2842
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
#2840
30 March 2009
CTBT Redux
Arundhati Ghose analyzes Shyam Saran’s speech at the Brookings Institution on the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement
#2839
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
#2838
26 March 2009
Indian Missile Defense: Questions Unanswered
Mayank S Bubna raises a few doubts about the DRDO’s claims
#2836
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
#2833
24 March 2009
AQ Khan and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Reshmi Kazi argues that Khan’s release constitutes a defeat for the nonproliferation regime
#2793
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
#2745
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
#2739
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
#2736
19 November 2008
Obama-mania: Iran is Not Invited
Siddharth Ramana examines the US President-elect's position on Iran
#2709
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
#2706
16 October 2008
Chemical Warfare Agents and the Indian Context
Prashant Mehta details the application of the Chemical Weapons Convention in India
#2705
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
#2689
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
#2688
17 September 2008
Indo-US Nuclear Deal at the Nuclear Suppliers Group
Report of IPCS Seminar held on 11 September 2008
#2684
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
#2683
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
#2681
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
#2676
14 September 2008
The Berman Letter: Time for Creative Diplomacy
Reshmi Kazi examines the fallout of the letter leaked by the US Congressman
#2673
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
#2672
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
#2671
8 September 2008
The Nuclear Deal and India's Emergence
Dipankar Banerjee argues that India's success at the NSG is well-deserved
#2658
27 August 2008
American Challenges in Biological Security Initiatives
Danielle Toth hopes that bio-defence programs will be improved under the next US administration
#2657
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
#2656
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
#2655
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
#2645
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
#2641
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
#2637
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
#2636
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
#2633
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
#2628
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
#2625
20 July 2008
AQ Khan: Nuclear Politics
Prashant Hosur examines the politics behind the rogue Pakistani scientist's recent revelations
#2624
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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