Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Manpreet Sethi
Distinguished Fellow at CAPS
  • Entry into the NSG: Getting Past the Doorman
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    02 Jun, 2016   ·    5052
    Doormen – big, burly individuals – at entrances of exclusive clubs impose entry regulations. They could deny you entry for not carrying the correct identity card, or for not entering as a couple. One particular country has ass ...
  • Same Age, Different Behaviour: Nuclear India and Nuclear Pakistan
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    16 May, 2016   ·    5029
    On 11 and 13 May, India completed 18 years as a nuclear-armed state. A couple of weeks from now Pakistan will do so too. And yet despite sharing the same age as overt nuclear weapons states, the two countries are far apart in their unders ...
  • Nuclear Security Summit Process: Progress and Prognosis
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    21 Mar, 2016   ·    5002
    In less than two weeks from now, the Heads of Governments of over 50 countries will once again gather to discuss the knotty issues of nuclear security. Having met three times earlier in the last six years, this congregation in Washington ...
  • Pak's Nuclear 'Normality' through External Deals: Chasing a Chimera
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    22 Feb, 2016   ·    4992
    Several recent writings have recommended how Pakistan could and should be accommodated into the nuclear mainstream. Mark Fitzpatrick, a non-proliferation analyst at the IISS, London, had advocated this through his Adelphi paper entitled &ld ...
  • Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    18 Jan, 2016   ·    4962
    Ever since the power and potential of nuclear energy first entered human consciousness and inter-state relations, nuclear issues have always remained at the centre stage. Expansion of peaceful uses of nuclear energy and risks of nuclear w ...
  • India-Russia Nuclear Vision Statement: See that it Delivers
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    15 Dec, 2014   ·    4775
    As expected, Russian President Valdimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi covered all the usual areas of cooperation during the former’s visit to New Delhi on 11 December, 2014. Russia has been India’ close partner ...
  • Global Nuclear Disarmament: The Humanitarian Consequences Route
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    17 Nov, 2014   ·    4738
    The tenacity of nuclear weapons to continue to exist is evident. At the end of the Cold War, many wrote obituaries claiming that these weapons would soon be the “detritus of the Cold War.” Nothing however, could have been furthe ...
  • Nasr: Dangers of Pakistan's Short Range Ballistic Missile
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    20 Oct, 2014   ·    4701
    In April 2011, Pakistan tested a 60 km very short-range ballistic missile called Nasr and claimed it to be nuclear capable. This has since been publicised as the tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) meant to deter India from mounting a conventiona ...
  • Uranium and Nuclear Power: Three Indian Stories
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    15 Sep, 2014   ·    4660
    In one of his short stories entitled "Higher Mathematics", written during the period 1935-1950, R K Narayanan had jocularly written "Any news that mentions the atom becomes suspect these days". Nothing much has changed ...
  • A Strategic Review for India
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    18 Aug, 2014   ·    4607
    All major nuclear weapon states periodically issue official statements in the form of a Review or a White Paper to provide a peep into their threat assessments and response priorities. The US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is well known. Ru ...