Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Manpreet Sethi
Distinguished Fellow at CAPS
  • Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    22 Aug, 2017   ·    5342
    In answer to the criticism from non-nuclear weapon states on lack of movement towards nuclear disarmament by the nuclear weapon states, the latter often highlight the reductions in their stockpiles as one step showcasing their commitment ...
  • Chinese Responsibility on DPRK: No ‘Theory’, Immutable Reality
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    19 Jul, 2017   ·    5331
    Recent videos from North Korea - or Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) - show their Supreme Commander of the Army, Kim Jong-un, chuckling away as he watches his country’s missile launches. Indeed with the recent test o ...
  • New NPR: Can It Break New Ground?
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    16 May, 2017   ·    5285
    As was expected with the arrival of President Trump to the White House, he put all US foreign policy issues under review. He has also called for a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that is likely to be announced in 2018. The last NPR was b ...
  • US-North Korea Military Swashbuckling and China's Role
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    19 Apr, 2017   ·    5273
    Temperatures are high all across India, but this is a normal seasonal phenomenon. Far more worrisome is the soaring of temperatures between the US, North Korea and China. The military swashbuckling currently under way between the US and N ...
  • Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference and Universal Nuclear Disarmament
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    20 Mar, 2017   ·    5247
    A nuclear weapons free world (NWFW) has been on the global agenda since 1945. Only, it has never been a global priority. In 2009, when the president of the militarily most powerful country talked about it in Prague, there was a brief upsu ...
  • Forecast 2017: Unclear Nuclear Pathways
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    27 Jan, 2017   ·    5225
    The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US has just taken place. A lot of what happens in the nuclear domain in the coming 12 months will be dependent on the direction that is adopted by the new president as he settl ...
  • Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    21 Dec, 2016   ·    5208
    Thomas Schelling, a noted nuclear strategist who passed away recently, explained brinkmanship as a strategy that “means manipulating the shared risk of war. It means exploiting the danger that somebody may inadvertently go over the ...
  • Preparing for Radiological Emergencies and Terrorism
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    23 Sep, 2016   ·    5134
    India is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri. More names have been added to the long list of Indians who have died in incidents that have been conceived and executed with the support of ...
  • Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross–Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    16 Aug, 2016   ·    5106
    Not War, Not Peace is a recent publication from the prolific authors George Perkovich and Toby Dalton at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The book seeks to help India find ways of ‘motivating’ Pakistan to g ...
  • JCPOA’s First Anniversary: Significance and Future Challenges
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    18 Jul, 2016   ·    5083
    Provocations, sobered by abundant caution, were the hallmark of the first year of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), simply called the Iran deal. For now, the supporters of the agreement can breathe easy that it has lived to ...