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Rajiv Nayan

Rajiv Nayan is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

CWC and OPCW: Future Course and Challenges

In the last few years, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) originally designed to eliminate chemical weapons, has paid attention also towards economic and technological developments and assistance and protection against chemical weapons with the help of international cooperation and assistance.

India-Japan Strategic Partnership

June 11, 2013

Japan’s endorsement of India’s candidature for the four major multilateral export controls regimes seems to be the principal achievement of the Indian PM visit to Japan.

China nurtures its nuclear nexus with Pakistan

April 05, 2013

China and Pakistan reached a formal agreement in February 2013 to construct a third nuclear reactor in Chashma. This has caused widespread nervousness while making the NSG look weak-kneed.

Update on India’s Membership of Multilateral Export Controls Regimes

December 19, 2012

Both the government as well and the strategic community are convinced that India must not join the Australia Group without a road map for the MTCR and the NSG.

Politics of Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations

July 27, 2012
Politics of Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations

The treaty needs to be capable of addressing existing and perceived threat of the world; at the same time, it should be flexible enough to meet emerging security challenges.

The Arms Trade Treaty and India

July 02, 2012

Since the idea of export controls may be new for a large number of countries, and most of the proposed provisions are borrowed from existing systems in developed countries, the treaty should be flexible enough to remove redundant provisions and adopt new provisions suitable for changed circumstances.

The Problems with the NTI Ranking on Nuclear Security

April 09, 2012

Indexing will provide a further opportunity for countries to make allegations that the NGOs working on nuclear security are basically pushing the agenda of the US non-proliferation community as well as of the US government.

The Non-Aligned Movement and Nuclear Security

March 16, 2012

Despite not taking a stand on nuclear security or nuclear terrorism, the NAM appears determined to adopt key elements of nuclear security.

How Accurate is the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index?

January 24, 2012

While the project that produced the Report engaged some credible scholars from western universities and elsewhere, but the control and leadership exercised on the project by known non-proliferation activists may have sent a wrong signal to the non-western world.

The Emerging Nuclear Security Regime: Challenges Ahead

January 2012

everal measures are being initiated by the international community to secure sensitive materials. Al Qaeda's open interest in acquiring nuclear weapons and the rise of terrorist activity in nuclear-armed Pakistan have triggered a global interest in the need to secure nuclear weapons and materials. In April 2010 President Obama invited some key countries and international organisations in Washington to frame a new regime for nuclear security. The emerging regime includes some older initiatives as well as some new mechanisms, and it must address a number of issues.

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