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  • Chemical Weapons Convention: Past, Present and Future

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control treaty that outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. This convention came into force on 29 April 1997. This convention is the effort of some 20 years of negotiations at the Conference of Disarmament (CD).

    IDSA-BIMSTEC Workshop on Cyber Security Cooperation

    Event: 
    Conference
    December 05, 2018 to December 07, 2018

    Curbing Fake News

    Eradicating the fake news problem calls for a collective effort of individuals, governments, social media and content platforms, and innovative technology solutions.

    July 11, 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

    Skripals’, Novichoks and Russia: Toxic Mystery Deepens amid Denial

    The nerve agent Novichoks poisoning episode in United Kingdom once again put a question mark against the efficacy of the international arms control regime such as Chemical Weapons Convention. The Novichoks events involving a former Russian spy and his daughter as victims, triggered a diplomatic crisis and a pitched geopolitical manoeuvring as fingers pointed at Russian agency as the chemical agent in question was originally developed to circumvent the international arms control regime by the country in the 1980s and stockpiled for possible tactical use, such as State sponsored assassinations.

    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

    CWC Fourth Review Conference: Key Areas of Focus

    OPCW marked the 20th anniversary of its formation on the April 29, 2017; it is indeed laudable to note the efforts of the organisation in fostering international cooperation to strengthen implementation of the Convention and promote the peaceful uses of chemistry. Presently, the civil society, academia, industry experts and state parties are discussing range of possible policy recommendations and suggestions to set an agenda for the Fourth Review Conference to be held during November 19-23, 2018 at OPCW, The Hague.

    January-June 2018

    Influencing Electoral Outcomes: The Ugly Face of Facebook

    The Cambridge Analytica episode highlights the need to expedite the process of developing a data protection framework and probably amend the IT Act in accordance with the changing realities of cyberspace.

    March 26, 2018

    Why wait for the elusive tipping point in cyber?

    The UNGGE process is the least bad option to keep open channels and maintain continued focus on securing cyberspace.

    March 21, 2018

    The Global Race for Artificial Intelligence: Weighing Benefits and Risks

    India can play an essential role in mitigating the risks and maximizing the benefits on account of rapid growth of AI enabled technologies.

    February 23, 2018

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