Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on Delhi Government’s policy on pollution, titled ‘Why Reactive Policymaking Is No Panacea for Delhi's Pollution’ was published in the Huffington Post on December 22, 2015.
Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on the problem with striking a nuclear deal in Pakistan, titled ‘Pakistan Has to Be a Normal State to Qualify for a Nuclear Deal’, was published in ‘Fifteen Eightyfour’ a blog of Cambridge University Press, on October 23, 2015.
The 2015 NPT RevCon ended on an expected dismaying note. The only positive outcome was its endorsement of the recent initiatives to project the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, though not adopting its underlying theme - a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty.
The collective silence of the guardians and the state-parties by no means signifies the NPT’s good health, especially when they continue to emphasise upon the slow pace of disarmament and enduring pressures on the non-proliferation regime.
The editorial also intrinsically marks the return of the ‘pro-Pakistan’ lobby in the US non-proliferation community, and the American media, which was culpable in encouraging the many indulgences of the Pakistani military and nuclear establishment for many decades and facilitating favourable non-proliferation policies for Pakistan to effectively pursue a clandestine nuclear programme with technological aid from Western companies.