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  • 75 Years Later, Are Lessons From the Bari Incident Still Relevant?

    While planning and executing kinetic operations, it is essential to look at various facets of force application including the possibilities of accidents or surprise attacks by the adversary.

    November 08, 2018

    India in Australia Group: What does it mean for India?

    India's membership in Australia Group has been an acknowledgement on the part of the member states about is impeccable record on non-proliferation. India all these years have been very pro - actively working through its national legislation on export controls through which the proliferation of CBW agents can be contained.

    January-June 2018

    Economic Sanctions and Chemical-Biological Weapons

    To secure foreign and security policy ends, several Western states and international organizations have employed economic sanctions. Sanctions have been imposed to attain a range of objectives-including checking the spread of nuclear as well as chemical and biological weapons. Sanctions are often, a multilateral effort, however certain states have operative legal provisions to impose sanctions. This article, reviews some of the significant sanction laws and initiatives launched to check development and use of chemical and biological weapons, explaining the use of sanctions to achieve the same end.

    January-June 2018

    Islamic State's tryst with chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq

    The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) Jihadist group's indiscriminate use of chemical weapons or agents against civilan and military targets in the last few years violates every international and humanitarian laws. It has not only used the weapons in its violent campaigns, but has attempted to build full-fledged chemical arsenal within its controlled territories which makes it virtually the first non-state actor pursue chemical weapon for military purposes.

    July-December 2017

    Russia & Chemical Weapons Destruction

    The chemical weapons destruction milestone achieved by Russia raises the hope of the international community that it will also play an important role in restraining Syria and also undertake leadership role in the CWC.

    July-December 2017

    ‘Nerve Agents’: Potent Chemical Weapon for War, Terrorism and Assassinations!

    In 2017, there have been two unrelated events where nerve agent have been used. This calls for close examination as the nerve agents are banned but can still be easily manufactured and are potent.

    January-June 2017

    Preparing For The 4th Review Conference Of The Chemical Weapons Convention: Some Observations On Process And Outcomes

    The 4th Review Conference to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) will be held in 2018. The Member States will, in light of the recent experiences in Iraq and Syria and in accordance with the regime's seven core objectives, continue to clarify the focus and balance of activities going forward.

    January-June 2017

    Will Khan Sheikhoun Reshape the War in Syria?

    The Syrian decision to use chemical weapons on civilian targets in Khan Sheikhoun in an effort to seek control of the last rebel held territory of Idlib and the US reaction have created a new dynamics in the Syrian crisis.

    April 07, 2017

    North Korea and Prospects for Chemical Weapons Disarmament

    North Korea's refusal to join the chemical weapons convention (CWC) and its illicit transfer of chemical warfare suits to Syria in 2009 has raised serious proliferation and international security concerns. Pyongyang is world's third largest possessor of chemical weapons and seeks to use these weapons in the event of war with United States and Republic of Korea.

    January-June 2016

    Investigating the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Since 2013, there have been three investigative mechanisms employed to examine allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Are we any closer to finding out whodunit?

    January-June 2016

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