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

    Iran and the IAEA: Continuing Contentions

    The latest IAEA report dated September 6, 2010 to the Board of Governors, delineating Iran’s compliance or otherwise with the provisions and requirements of the IAEA and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, indicates that contentious issues have not been resolved. As sanctions tighten, the US, China and Russia have urged Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA.

    September 10, 2010

    Francis Fukuyama (ed.), Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics (Washington D.C.: Brookings, 2007)

    Blindside is a rich examination of the complexities involved in predicting and preparing for strategic surprises illuminated by pertinent case studies of past event as well as possible future outcomes across the political, technological, economic, and biological arenas.

    April-June 2010

    Israel’s Nuclear Opacity and New Challenges

    Given the rapidly evolving situation in West Asia, and the growing danger of new threats like nuclear terrorism, it would seem that the time has come for Israel to come clean on its nuclear arsenal.

    May 28, 2010

    Iran-Turkey Nuclear Swap Deal

    While the Turkey deal represents an advance on the Iran nuclear issue, it remains to be seen if it would lead to more constructive solutions in addressing concerns generated by the Iranian nuclear programme.

    May 19, 2010

    Iran and the NPT RevCon 2010

    While the United States charges Iran of being in non-compliance with its NPT obligations, Iran points out that the United States and other NPT nuclear weapon states are in non-compliance of Articles IV and VI, among other provisions.

    May 04, 2010

    End Game on Iran’s Nuclear Intransigence?

    With the possibility of ‘smart’ sanctions in the near future and muscular US military moves in the Persian Gulf, the grids for the end game on Iran’s nuclear intransigence are getting strengthened.

    April 07, 2010

    26/11, The ‘Israeli Way’ and Relevance for India

    While countries need to adopt each other’s best practices to deal with the hydra-headed monster called terrorism, there cannot be a magic bullet or a single successful counter-terror strategy.

    November 26, 2009

    Obama and Nuclear Disarmament: Drivers and Substance

    Obama is the first American president to actively pursue the goal of nuclear disarmament. But roadblocks on the road to disarmament nirvana, as envisaged by Obama, remain.

    October 08, 2009

    An Editorial and Its (Mal) Contents

    An editorial in the New York Times on July 18, 2009 ahead of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India - ‘Secretary Clinton goes to India’, has generated a lot of interest.

    July 25, 2009

    Obama First 100 Days: Inherited Challenges and the Legacy Tripod

    April 29 marked the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. Urgency, pragmatism and engagement have marked his method of tackling the enormous challenges bequeathed to him by the previous administration. Complimenting this three-pronged approach in dealing with inherited challenges, the Obama administration has also initiated major policy moves with ambitious agendas encompassing a triad of issues - nuclear disarmament, energy independence and climate change.

    May 01, 2009

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