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A. Vinod Kumar

A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

Over 60 nations attend One Belt, One Road Summit: Is China ruling the world already?

May 15, 2017

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on One Belt, One Road Summit, titled ‘Over 60 nations attend One Belt, One Road Summit: Is China ruling the world already?’ was published in ‘The Indian Economist’ on May 15 2017.

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Can Kim Jong-Un be tamed?

April 12, 2017

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

Norm Entrepreneur, Catalyst or Challenger? India in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Narrative

April 10, 2017

Associate fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on India and nuclear non- proliferation, titled ‘Norm Entrepreneur, Catalyst or Challenger? India in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Narrative’ was published in the South Asian Survey, Vol. 21:1&2.

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Why 'Car Control' Is Essential To Fight Pollution In Delhi

January 15, 2017

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on the need for car control to combat pollution, titled ‘Why 'Car Control' Is Essential To Fight Pollution In Delhi’ was published in the Huffington Post on January 15, 2017.

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2017 Conference to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Time Ripe for a Stand-Alone Disarmament Instrument?

November 04, 2016

The First Committee vote is a culmination of a long-drawn campaign and marks a dramatic shift in the affairs of the non-proliferation regime.

Is There A Russia-China-Pakistan Axis In The Making?

September 30, 2016

The world order seems to be on the cusp of a major transformation. A potential power realignment seems to slowly shaping up with a hitherto unlikely combination (at least partly) of Russia, China and Pakistan, seeking to challenge the great power status quo, or pushing for greater bipolarity in global affairs.

Between Idealism, Activism, and the Bomb: Why did India Reject the NPT?

September 27, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr Vinod Kumar's chapter titled ‘Between Idealism, Activism, and the Bomb: Why did India Reject the NPT?’ was published in the Routledge edited volume ‘Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Origins of the Nuclear Order, edited by Popp Roland, Liviu Horovitz and Andreas Wenger. 

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

August 24, 2016
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.

The Non-Proliferation Orthodoxies Stalling India's NSG Bid

July 04, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on India’s NSG bid, titled ‘The Non-Proliferation Orthodoxies Stalling India's NSG Bid’ was published in ‘The Huffington Post’ on July 4, 2016.

The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

April 06, 2016
The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

The pivotal question is whether a judicial intervention, in the absence of any political stimulus, can make a meaningful difference to the disarmament movement.

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