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  • Selig Harrison’s Idea of a Nuclear Bargain between India and the US An excerpt from The International Herald Tribune (reproduced in the Asian Ag
    Selig Harrison    ·   19 Dec, 1997    ·    #45    ·    Commentary    
    In an article written in the International Herald Tribune (reproduced in the Asian Age, 9 December 1997, p. 9) Selig Harrison suggests that a nuclear bargain is possible between the US and India. This would reduce the tensions over non-proliferati...
  • Comments on sale of US Light Water Reactors to China
    PK Iyengar    ·   08 Dec, 1997    ·    #39    ·    Commentary    
    The following are my comments on the China-US agreement for sale of US light water reactors to China :     Chinese motives     The Chinese have their own uranium ore and enrichment facilities....
  • The Albright Visit: Jinxed!
    PR Chari    ·   03 Dec, 1997    ·    #36    ·    Commentary    
    One word describes the US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright’s visit to India . Jinxed. No doubt, the American Embassy in New Delhi and the CIA would have been consulted regarding the timing of her visit. But it ...
  • Jiang's US Visit: The Strategic Perspective
    Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee    ·   02 Dec, 1997    ·    #34    ·    Commentary    
    What does one make of Jiang Zemin's visit to the USA? After the media hype it is time for a little sober reflection. The Indian media has indeed been rather "prickly" as Giri Deshingkar so correctly assesses in the previous article...
  • Is a Nuclear Bargain Possible?
    PR Chari    ·   28 Nov, 1997    ·    #32    ·    Commentary    
    A two-year interaction between the Asia Society, Japan Institute of International Affairs and select individuals from India and Pakistan has just concluded. Two conferences were held in 1996 ( New York and New Delhi )...
  • Security and the Nuclear Dilemma
       ·   28 Nov, 1997    ·    #31    ·    Commentary    
    Lt Gen. V. R. Rahgavan (Retd.), Director, Delhi Policy group, and former Director-General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters made a strong plea for the constructive use of India ’s nuclear weapons capability. Deliveri...
  • US-CHINA SUMMIT: INDIA IS TOO PRICKLY
       ·   12 Nov, 1997    ·    #28    ·    Commentary    
    Indian commentators have drawn two broad conclusions about Chinese President Jiang Zemin?s recent state visit to the United States .     1.             ...
  • Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines
       ·   04 Nov, 1997    ·    #26    ·    Commentary    
    1. There is one principal disarmament issue confronting the world in 1997. It is also a major humanitarian question. This is banning anti-personnel land mines (APLM). APLM came into prominence in the Second World War alongwith the larger and more ...
  • Strategic dialogue: What does it mean?
    PR Chari    ·   03 Nov, 1997    ·    #25    ·    Commentary    
    This has become a much-overworked phrase in the context of Indo-US relations. Ambassador Pickering is believed to have launched a "strategic dialogue" with India during his recent visit. Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of St...
  • Encounters with Chinese Analysts
       ·   02 Nov, 1997    ·    #24    ·    Commentary    
    Regardless of whether Chinese participants are actually present in an international seminar/conference on Asia or not, the subject of what is happening in China at present and what China is likely to do in future always dominates...
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