Nuke Street by Sheel kant Sharma
Winter Olympics in the Nuclear Shadow
Sheel kant Sharma · 05 Mar, 2018 · 5441
Mixed signals have come from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but they are once again wrapped in fierce and heightened rhetoric; from Washington, about the dire consequences of North Korean defiance in word and deed, and Pyongyong calling sa ...
A Global Nuclear Order in Crisis
Sheel kant Sharma · 22 Jan, 2018 · 5422
The year 2017 saw the iconic clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists slide to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. It is set closer than ever to the brink except in 1952 when US-Soviet hydrogen bomb tests within six months of each other h ...
Why China is Using NPT to Block India's Entry into the NSG
Sheel kant Sharma · 27 May, 2016 · 5041
There is unusual and shocking stridence in China's very vocal stand, and its timing, demanding adherence to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the criterion for India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Such insistence ...
Forecast 2016: Fruits of Diplomacy
Sheel kant Sharma · 29 Jan, 2016 · 4976
But for the Iran nuclear accord, the year 2015 would have been a wasted year for arms control and non-proliferation. All high praise and superlatives marking Iran’s implementation of the nuclear deal with P5+1 are fully apt. Iran&rs ...
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?
Sheel kant Sharma · 20 Nov, 2014 · 4752
It is twenty years since acute concern about unauthorised and malevolent access to sensitive nuclear material and radioactive substances, particularly from successor states to the former Soviet Union, roused the international community in ...
India's Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile: The Nirbhay Test
Sheel kant Sharma · 22 Oct, 2014 · 4713
India’s test of the nuclear capable cruise missile Nirbhay last week was immensely significant in two ways. First, it marked the culmination of DRDO’s efforts of not only the past decade but also the ambitions of its heads. It ...
India-Australia Nuclear Agreement: Bespeaking of a New Age
Sheel kant Sharma · 08 Sep, 2014 · 4650
The conclusion of a nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Australia last week is indeed a landmark achievement for their bilateral relations. Before leaving for his India visit, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was confiden ...
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Musings on the Bomb
Sheel kant Sharma · 21 Aug, 2014 · 4621
August is the month of remembrance of the ghastly tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Such remembrance is far from a mere annual routine of some ritual happenings – there is no dearth of moral, ethical, legal or humanitarian condemna ...
The Second Nuclear Age in the Asia Pacific
Sheel kant Sharma · 09 Jun, 2014 · 4499
President Obama’s West Point speech in 2014 reflected a qualified fatigue with internationalist causes. The recent Chinese comment on North Korean threats about an impending test had an interesting term in cautioning its difficult b ...
Looking Up in North East Asia
Sheel kant Sharma · 19 May, 2014 · 4447
For weeks before President Obama’s visit to Seoul in April 2014 there were a series of reports, spurred by deliberate North Korean announcements, about an impending nuclear test. It has not happened so far, nor any missile test for ...