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  • ‘Nerve Agents’: Potent Chemical Weapon for War, Terrorism and Assassinations!

    In 2017, there have been two unrelated events where nerve agent have been used. This calls for close examination as the nerve agents are banned but can still be easily manufactured and are potent.

    January-June 2017

    Preparing For The 4th Review Conference Of The Chemical Weapons Convention: Some Observations On Process And Outcomes

    The 4th Review Conference to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) will be held in 2018. The Member States will, in light of the recent experiences in Iraq and Syria and in accordance with the regime's seven core objectives, continue to clarify the focus and balance of activities going forward.

    January-June 2017

    Will Khan Sheikhoun Reshape the War in Syria?

    The Syrian decision to use chemical weapons on civilian targets in Khan Sheikhoun in an effort to seek control of the last rebel held territory of Idlib and the US reaction have created a new dynamics in the Syrian crisis.

    April 07, 2017

    North Korea and Prospects for Chemical Weapons Disarmament

    North Korea's refusal to join the chemical weapons convention (CWC) and its illicit transfer of chemical warfare suits to Syria in 2009 has raised serious proliferation and international security concerns. Pyongyang is world's third largest possessor of chemical weapons and seeks to use these weapons in the event of war with United States and Republic of Korea.

    January-June 2016

    Investigating the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Since 2013, there have been three investigative mechanisms employed to examine allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Are we any closer to finding out whodunit?

    January-June 2016

    Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

    Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    Under the US leadership, the international community has been fighting the war on global terrorism for the past decade and a half. Strategies and targets have undergone several changes in this war, but terrorism continues to show no signs of decline. It continues to pose a major security challenge to world order and stability. Concrete and chilling evidence for this was provided by the recent attacks in Paris, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kunduz, Kabul, Peshawar and Pathankot. The list is indeed long and extensive to be fully recorded here. During the first 15 days of 2016, one website records 17 terrorist attacks in different parts of the world.
    E-Copy available

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-885-9,
    • Price: ₹. 1295.00
    • E-copy available
    2016

    India’s Approach to Asia: Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    This book offers wide ranging divergent perspectives on India's role in managing and shaping Asian Security. The book offers important ideas on how Asian security will shape up in the future by utilizing the method of scenarios. It is an important contribution to the field of Asian and regional security and India's role in it.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-870-5
    • E-copy available
    2016

    Chemicals, Controls and Cyber

    Process automation across industries depends heavily on Industrial Control Systems for monitoring, controlling and supervision. Computer viruses and worms specifically designed to target these control systems deployed in the chemicals processing facilities could be a potent threat if Toxic Industrial Materials are released into the atmosphere, following an engineered accident(cyber attack).

    July-December 2015

    “Reinforcing the Norm Against Chemical Weapons”

    This is the text of the speech delivered by the Director-General of the OPCW H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi on September 3, 2015. He spoke on Reinforcing Norm Against Chemical Weapons.

    July-December 2014

    Chemical Anarchy: Islamic State, Chemical Weapon and Syrian War Theatre

    There has been an increase in speculations surrounding the possible use of chemical and biological weapons in the aftermath of Paris massacre. These fears and speculations are not random or isolated. They emerge from events in the war theatres of Iraq and Syria that witnessed increasing use of chemical weapons such as chlorine and mustard gas against civilians and military alike across the globe after the outbreak of Ebola virus.

    July-December 2015

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