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  • The North Korean Nuclear Conundrum

    A rational decision maker in the White House does not have all options on the table and cannot start a war without South Korea’s consent. Diplomacy is the only option and this is as obvious as obvious can be.

    May 03, 2017

    Can Kim Jong-Un be tamed?

    There will be little legitimacy for a pre-emptive US strike on North Korea unless Pyongyang launches a pre-meditated strike on any nation.

    April 12, 2017

    Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

    India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

    March 27, 2017

    Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

    Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

    The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

    September 21, 2016

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

    August 24, 2016

    India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

    India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

    Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

    July 06, 2016

    India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

    India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

    Until the next plenary in Switzerland in 2017 or the interim meeting before the end of 2016, India should actively engage with all members and particularly with those who have expressed doubts or raised queries, including China.

    June 27, 2016

    Pakistan’s NSG Application

    Pakistan’s NSG Application

    There is no documentary evidence to substantiate the Pakistani claim that Pakistan had entered into any voluntary safeguards agreement with the IAEA in respect of KANUPP.

    June 21, 2016

    Why is NSG Membership important for India?

    India's NSG Membership

    India is keen to become a member of the NSG and other export control regimes so as to expand its nuclear power generation and enter the export market.

    June 21, 2016

    China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

    China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

    China’s continuing complicity in nuclear proliferation networks would weaken the global nuclear security regime. Hence, China must cooperate with the international community for reinvesting the benefits achieved by the Nuclear Security Summit process, and help develop stronger nuclear security architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

    April 22, 2016

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