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S. Samuel C. Rajiv

S. Samuel C. Rajiv is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

India-Israel: The Strategic Embrace

December 04, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, S Samuel C Rajiv’s article on India-Israel relations, titled ‘India-Israel: The Strategic Embrace’ was published in the December 4, 2016 issue of the weekly magazine Organiser.

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Revisiting Nuclear India: Strategic Culture and (In) Security Imaginary, by Runa Das

July 2016

Following a critical social constructivist approach, Runa Das affirms in Revisiting Nuclear India that India’s nuclear decisions are a product of the state’s strategic culture, which is generated by its ‘security community’ not only as a response to ‘real politics’ but also are articulated and re-interpreted within an ‘political-ideological-cultural space’ carved out by the discursive practices of the security community. For Das, strategic cultures are not culturally-conditioned or historically determined but socially constructed.

Iran Sanctions and India: Navigating the Road Blocks

2016
Iran Sanctions and India: Navigating the Road Blocks

The monograph examines UNSC, US and EU sanctions targeting Iran as a result of concerns emanating from its nuclear programme and the implications they have had for India.

Jerusalem Calling

May 20, 2016
India-Israel Relations

Modi visiting Jerusalem would be a re-affirmation of India’s diplomatic ability to pursue multiple national interests by manoeuvring between countries who have difficult or non-existent relationships among themselves but who share important relationships with India.

Growing Ties between India and Israel under Prime Minister Modi

May 18, 2016

Associate Research Fellow, IDSA, S Samuel C Rajiv’s article on growing India-Israel ties, titled ‘Growing Ties between India and Israel under Prime Minister Modi’ was published in the May 2016 edition of Israel Public Diplomacy Forum.

Deep Disquiet: Israel and the Iran Nuclear Deal

April 06, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr S. Samuel C. Rajiv's research article, titled ‘Deep Disquiet: Israel and the Iran Nuclear Deal’ was published in the March 2016 issue of Journal - Contemporary Review of the Middle East (Sage).

Reaffirming India’s Ties with Palestine

October 01, 2015

Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with President Abbas in New York reaffirms the government’s commitment to maintain continuity in India’s Palestine policy.

JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

August 07, 2015
JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

Three issues of contention have animated the debate about the role of the IAEA vis-à-vis the JCPOA. These relate to resolving concerns relating to PMD, those governing ‘anytime, anywhere access’, and the IAEA’s ability to ensure Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.

Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

April 23, 2015
Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

This Issue Brief looks back at the implementation of the JPOA and examines the extent to which the recent framework (JCPOA) agreed upon at Lausanne adheres to the letter and spirit of the JPOA, specifically as it relates to the pledge to treat the Iranian nuclear programme “as that of any non-nuclear state party to the NPT”.

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