The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) is a derivative of the acclaimed Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) spearheaded by the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington. The NPIHP, conceived by Dr. Christian Ostermann of the Woodrow Wilson Centre and Prof. Leopoldo Nuti of the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA), Rome, is an effort to trace the history of nuclear weapons as well as the nuclear histories of countries which have nuclear weapon programmes or have had a history of pursuing nuclear weapons.
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a premier think-tank in the security and foreign policy sector is hosting the IDSA National Strategy Project (INSP), to facilitate a sustained dialogue with members of academia, policy makers, media, business and economy, and civil society on critical dimensions of India’s national strategy in 2020 perspective. The purpose is to help develop a consensus on India’s national strategy in a complex security and foreign policy environment. The project will focus on questions concerning India’s national security strategy both at the conceptual and prescriptive level: Does India have a ‘national security strategy’ like some other important states in the international system? What would constitute a useful conceptual and material framework for the conduct of foreign, security, and economic policy in the social, political, technological and economic contexts of the contemporary domestic and international system? Would India be better served by a clearly articulated national security strategy establishing, at the apex level, national priorities both at the domestic and international level? These are some of the questions that scholars, policy makers and media have been debating over the past two decades.