S. Samuel C. Rajiv

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

    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

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

    October 01, 2015

    JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

    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.

    August 07, 2015

    Iran Sanctions and India

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 15, 2015

    Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

    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”.

    April 23, 2015

    ‘Politicised Safeguards’: Iran–IAEA Contentions, Drivers and Policy Implications

    This article examines Iranian contentions on three issue areas that exemplify the politicised nature of its interactions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). These include access to military facilities, information credibility and the ‘nuclear activism’ of US-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    September 2014

    Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and Its Cold War Deals by Or Rabinowitz

    In Bargaining on Nuclear Tests, Rabinowitz examines aspects relating to the US entering into informal deals with Israel, South Africa and Pakistan in order to prevent them from testing nuclear weapons. These informal understandings turned a ‘blind eye’ to these countries’ nuclear quests as long as they did not test. The testing of nuclear weapons was seen as overtly harming American non-proliferation goals and potentially embarrassing the US administrations, given that these were America’s Cold War allies.

    March 2015

    Yaalon’s Visit and the India-Israel Defence Relationship

    Yaalon’s Visit and the India-Israel Defence Relationship

    The Modi’s government determination to adopt a muscular stance on national security and its commitment to expedite defence modernisation are likely to translate into greater political and defence engagement with Israel.

    February 19, 2015

    Strategy: Key Thinkers by Thomas M. Kane

    Illuminated by the work of strategic classics, Thomas Kane shows that the link between military power and political goals has always been complex and continues to be so. This is because the use of armed force to achieve political objectives (the essence of military strategy) is fraught with serious consequences for nation-states and for the people inhabiting them. Many perceptive minds have tried to unravel these complexities to better understand how and why societies engage in war as well as to guide future strategists to wage them more effectively.

    January 2015

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