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  • Reshmi Kazi

    Associate Fellow
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    Archive data: Person was Associate Fellow at IDSA

    Joined IDSA

    September 2007


    India's nuclear weapon policy, nuclear non-proliferation studies, nuclear security, nuclear terrorism and global nuclear disarmament.  Also follow issues related to bio-terrorism and chemical terrorism and have written and published on these issues.


    Doctorate Degree from the Disarmament Division, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

    Current Project

    Assessing the Standards of Nuclear Security: A Critical Evaluation

    Area of Specialization

    Doctoral thesis is on Evolution of India's Nuclear Doctrine: A Study of Political, Economic and Technological Dimensions. Earlier worked as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. During this period she worked on a project titled Weapons of Mass Destruction in South Asia, which was funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). In IDSA published a monograph titled “Nuclear Terrorism: The New Terror of the 21st Century

    Additionally, research agenda includes the following

    • issues relating to nuclear testing and nuclear non-proliferation issues particularly with reference to the NPT Review Conferences
    • published and made presentations including a paper - Nuclear Terrorism and UN Resolution 1540: A South Asian Perspective at the Conference on "Resolution 1540: At a Crossroads" held in the UN Headquarters in New York in October 2009
    • been part of the IDSA Working Group on the Seventh Review Conference on Biological Weapons Convention held in Geneva in December 2011
    • Completed a course on combating weapons of mass destruction in the Near East South Asia Centre, Washington in October 2013
    • Alumni from the National Defence University, Washington, DC
    • Write regularly for Stimson Center at the Generation Why website as part of Track II diplomacy between India and Pakistan
    • Currently a Visiting Fellow for the South Asia programme in the Stimson Center, Washington DC
    • Aim is to research and publish on critical areas pertaining to nuclear issues that can contribute to future policy making

    Select Publications

    Other Publications

    Select Publications

    • In the 21st century, nuclear security (NS) risks are more tangible with the probability of nuclear weapons and materials falling into the hands of terrorists becoming more real. The NS threat scenario presents a complex matrix of violent terrorism, Islamist militancy, a proliferation network originating from Pakistan (A. Q. Khan Network) and its spread to Iran, Libya and North Korea. To mitigate nuclear risks and inspire global nuclear confidence, an institutionalized structure is critical for strengthening NS.

      Strategic Analysis
    • The Nuclear Security Summit process was an unprecedented event that achieved phenomenal success in drawing global attention to the danger of nuclear terrorism.

    • Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

      December 05, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Reshmi Kazi’s article titled ‘Nuclear Suppliers Group: What’s Next for India?’ was published by the South Asian Voices on December 7, 2016.

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      December 07, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Reshmi Kazi’s article on the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), titled ‘CTBT at 20: India and an Unequal Treaty’ was published in South Asian Voices on September 23, 2016.

      September 23, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Reshmi Kazi’s article on Pakistan’s offer of bilateral nuclear non-testing agreement, titled ‘No First Use Over Non-Testing: Practical Options for South Asian Regional Stability’ was published in South Asian Voices on September 9, 2016.

      September 09, 2016
      IDSA News
    • A watershed moment for nuclear security was reached when global leaders from more than 50 countries including India and other organisations met successively over six years (2010–2016) to develop an effective and sustainable plan for global nuclear security. At the end of six years, much has been accomplished to improve and upgrade nuclear security in several countries. Despite this perseverance, threats to nuclear security still remain undiminished, primarily because wrong people nursing a malicious agenda desire nuclear and radiological materials.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Reshmi Kazi’s article on India’s NSG bid, titled ‘India’s NSG Bid: The Next Round’ was published in South Asian Voices on July 27, 2016.

      July 27, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow IDSA, Dr Reshmi Kazi’s article on Impasse over India’s membership in the ‘Nuclear Suppliers Group’ (NSG) titled ‘India, the NSG, and the Chinese Impasse’ was published in E-International Relations on July 20 2016.

      July 20, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Reshmi Kazi’s article on Pakistan’s aspirations for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), titled ‘Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why Pakistan Needs to do More’ was published in ‘The South Asian Voices’ on June 4, 2016.

      June 04, 2016
      IDSA News