India's Strategic Misstep
Stephen P Cohen · 08 Jun, 1998 · #110 · Commentary
In the three weeks since
conducted its nuclear tests, the tough talk of Indian leaders seems to have faded to a whisper. They are now proposing that their country and
sign a treaty agreeing not to be the first to use...
Clinton's China Grovel
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #109 · Commentary
On Friday, May 15, with much fanfare and import, the State Department sent a "high-level delegation" to persuade
not to explode a nuclear bomb. So much for American persuasiveness.
Use Incentives, Not Sanctions, To Head Off an Arms Race
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #108 · Commentary
In order to avoid a slide into nuclear anarchy after
's nuclear tests, major policy initiatives are called for. These must involve the five ''official'' nuclear powers as well as the vast major...
Buddha ‘Smiles Again’
· 02 Jun, 1998 · #107 · Commentary
On 11 and again on 13 May this year
conducted five and two nuclear explosions. By this
has violated no international treaty or any agreement that it has signed. It was done in the perspective of the threat that it perce...
Pokharan II - Strategic Content
PR Chari · 01 Jun, 1998 · #106 · Commentary
What are the military capabilities established and the political repercussions arising from the five nuclear tests conducted by
? They need being evaluated against the backdrop of
’s several--number currently und...
As the dust settles
PR Chari · 01 Jun, 1998 · #105 · Commentary
Three weeks after
’s dramatic nuclear statement in the Pokharan desert some of the questions raised and answers provided soon after that event can be revisited.
Why were these nuclear tests conducted?...
After the Nuclear Tests
· 01 Jun, 1998 · #104 · Commentary
The silly season may perhaps be over. The May madness has hopefully come to an end. What next? There will continue to be many discussions regarding the nature of the tests. Were they five or six or seven? How many were indeed duds, as some may wel...
Indian Civilisation: Prelude to a New World View
· 30 May, 1998 · #103 · Commentary
After the recent nuclear explosions, a top nuclear scientist reportedly said that until the tests Indians had to read their ancient classics to feel proud; now they would not have to do so. This scientist, who celebrated the event by opening a cha...
Implications of Economic Sanctions on India
· 30 May, 1998 · #102 · Commentary
For the first time since
's independence, a foreign country, the
United States of America
, has imposed economic sanctions on
took this action following
's five nuclear tests ...
Michael Krepon · 30 May, 1998 · #101 · Commentary
The following analysis was written shortly before
’s five nuclear test blasts of 28 May 1998.
The three-cornered nuclear and missile competition among