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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.

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.

The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus

January 25, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr. A. Vinod Kumar's article titled "The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus" published in The Huffington Post .

Why Reactive Policymaking Is No Panacea for Delhi's Pollution

December 22, 2015

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.

Pakistan Has to Be a Normal State to Qualify for a Nuclear Deal

October 23, 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.

India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

July 21, 2015
India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

While the first watt of power from foreign-aided projects may take many years to come, the 10th anniversary coincides with major transformations in India’s indigenous nuclear energy programme.

Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

May 26, 2015
Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

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 discreet silence on the NPT

March 02, 2015
The discreet silence on the NPT

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.

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