Shamshad A. Khan

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  • Shamshad Ahmed Khan was Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here to for detailed profile

    Fukushima Impact: A New Nuclear Safety Regulations in Japan

    The new nuclear regulation calls for installing additional safety measures and imposes strict conditions for re-starting nuclear reactors to avoid the recurrence of Fukushima like nuclear meltdown.

    July 22, 2013

    Japan-Russia Territorial Disputes: Finding a Solution

    Japan and Russia have enlarged their political and economic cooperation during the recently held talks. This gives hope of a resolution to their lingering territorial disputes which have overshadowed their overall bilateral relations.

    May 27, 2013

    LDP “Take(s) Back Japan”: The creation of a national military is on Abe’s agenda

    Although Shinzo Abe is aggressively pushing for revising the Constitution, the LDP’s ally, New Komeito, remains opposed to the idea arguing that it will change the nature and duties of Japan’s defence force.

    December 26, 2012

    Japan’s “Nationalisation” of Senkaku: Internal and External Determinants

    Japan’s nationalisation of Senkaku Island has given China a chance to reassert its territorial claims, which has resulted in widespread anti-Japan protests as well as a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Tokyo.

    September 25, 2012

    Japan-South Korea Diplomatic Standoff over Takeshima/Dokdo

    Irritants like the Dokdo/Takeshima issue, if allowed to linger further, will affect Japan-South Korea relations including the security cooperation they have envisaged given common regional security concerns.

    August 14, 2012

    Japan's (un)clear nuclear ambition

    Japan’s amendment of its atomic energy law with the inclusion of a “national security” clause is being viewed within the country as a ploy to pave the way for the acquisition of nuclear weapons.

    July 11, 2012

    An internal push in Japan to nationlise Islands in the East China Sea

    While the Japanese government is facing pressure from the Tokyo Metropolitan government, Ishigaki municipal assembly and the main opposition LDP to nationalise the Senkaku Islands, a section of Japanese people have been asking it not to provoke China.

    June 08, 2012

    Japan’s Nuclear Energy Debate: A Year After the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

    The massive earthquake and tsunami which triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis on March 11, 2011 has shattered the Japanese people’s faith in the safety of nuclear power generation.

    March 22, 2012

    The Implications of Noda’s Visit to India

    Noda’s visit to India is a demonstration of Japan’s long-term commitment to scale up India–Japan bilateral ties to a higher trajectory.

    January 13, 2012

    The MFN Debate in Pakistan’s Urdu Press: Sign of cracks?

    The importance of the MFN status issue lies in the debate that the agreement has initiated in Pakistan, which could influence both the internal political structures of the country as well as the way it deals with its neighbours.

    November 23, 2011

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