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Chemical Weapons (CW)

North Korea and Prospects for Chemical Weapons Disarmament

January-June 2016

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.

Investigating the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

January-June 2016

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?

Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

2016
Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

Publisher: Pentagon Press
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.
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India’s Approach to Asia: Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility

2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-870-5
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.

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Chemicals, Controls and Cyber

July-December 2015

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).

“Reinforcing the Norm Against Chemical Weapons”

July-December 2014

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.

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

July-December 2015

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.

Ebola Threat: Global Challenge and India’s Preparedness

July-December 2014

Ebola virus has been spreading exponentially. As of October 23, 2014, the total number of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola infection stood at 10,141 including 4,922 reported deaths.1 With the number of new reported cases continuing to increase rapidly, the situation remains worrisome in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Saga of Chemical Weapons in Syrian Civil War

July-December 2014

23 July 2012 was an important landmark in the Syrian conflict as on that date the Syrian Government officially acknowledged possessing chemical weapons. However, the spokesperson, Jihad Mikdassi, said that “any chemical or bacterial weapon will never be used – and I repeat will never be used – during the crisis in Syria regardless of the developments.

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