A. Vinod Kumar

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  • A. Vinod Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Trump's volatile nuclear policy begins to take effect

    June 07, 2018

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on President Donald Trump’s nuclear policy, titled ‘Trump's volatile nuclear policy begins to take effect’ has been published by the British American Security Information Council on June 7, 2018.

    As in many other policy realms, Trump’s nuclear mission also seems to be aimed at reversing the legacy of his immediate predecessor, while having no notable contribution to the initiatives pursued by his Republican predecessor to curb proliferation, even if through proactive means, argues the article.

    Two standoffs and some nuclear lessons

    standoffs in Doklam and North Korea

    The standoffs in Doklam and North Korea offer insights on how crisis stability remains subject to the complexities of deterrence, especially in theatres with multiple nuclear-armed states, and what this entails for disarmament.

    December 29, 2017

    Is the DPRK's nuclear march unstoppable?

    November 07, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on nuclear threat in the Korean Peninsula, titled ‘Is the DPRK's nuclear march unstoppable?’ was published by the British American Security Information Council on November 7, 2017.

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    The Expectant Global Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Movers, Shakers and Spoilers

    October 05, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar's chapter titled ‘The Expectant Global Nuclear Renaissance: Movers, Shakers and Spoilers’ was published in Springer Edited Volume titled ‘Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia’, co-edited by Nandakumar Janardhanan, Girijesh Pant and Ravi B Grover.

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    The Saffron Surge and Tilt towards Absolutism

    June 13, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s opinion piece on the political environment after three years of the NDA government, titled ‘The Saffron Surge and Tilt towards Absolutism’, was published in ‘The Citizen’ on June 13, 2017.  

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    Over 60 nations attend One Belt, One Road Summit: Is China ruling the world already?

    May 15, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on One Belt, One Road Summit, titled ‘Over 60 nations attend One Belt, One Road Summit: Is China ruling the world already?’ was published in ‘The Indian Economist’ on May 15 2017.

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    Can Kim Jong-Un be tamed?

    There will be little legitimacy for a pre-emptive US strike on North Korea unless Pyongyang launches a pre-meditated strike on any nation.

    April 12, 2017

    Norm Entrepreneur, Catalyst or Challenger? India in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Narrative

    April 10, 2017

    Associate fellow, IDSA, Mr A Vinod Kumar’s article on India and nuclear non- proliferation, titled ‘Norm Entrepreneur, Catalyst or Challenger? India in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Narrative’ was published in the South Asian Survey, Vol. 21:1&2.

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    2017 Conference to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Time Ripe for a Stand-Alone Disarmament Instrument?

    The First Committee vote is a culmination of a long-drawn campaign and marks a dramatic shift in the affairs of the non-proliferation regime.

    November 04, 2016

    Is There A Russia-China-Pakistan Axis In The Making?

    September 30, 2016

    The world order seems to be on the cusp of a major transformation. A potential power realignment seems to slowly shaping up with a hitherto unlikely combination (at least partly) of Russia, China and Pakistan, seeking to challenge the great power status quo, or pushing for greater bipolarity in global affairs.

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