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#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
#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
 
 

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