Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
25 Years of Nuclear India and Pakistan: Crisis Communications Must be Made a Priority
Manpreet Sethi · 25 May, 2023 · 5849
In May 1998, two
countries, India and Pakistan, emerged as states with nuclear weapons. They
also happened to be neighbours with disputed territorial claims. International
reactions not only criticised and imposed sanctions on both, but ...
Nuclear Power Plants in War Zones: Risks and Remedies
Manpreet Sethi · 30 Mar, 2023 · 5845
In January 2023, an
American non-governmental organisation, the Arms Control Association, announced
the winner of its annual Arms Control Person(s) of the Year. Based on an online
poll of 3,500 participants from 80 countries, the award r ...
A Cautious and Conservative US Nuclear Posture Review
Manpreet Sethi · 10 Jan, 2023 · 5841
The much-awaited fifth
US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was announced on 27 October
2022. It was published along with two
other documents: the National Defence Strategy and Missile
Defence Review. These three strategic reviews were relea ...
Emerging Missile Trends to Watch Out For
Manpreet Sethi · 25 Nov, 2022 · 5838
Traditionally, much of the
focus on missiles has been on those capable of delivery of weapons of mass destruction
(WMD). But, new missile trends are emerging. While missile technology is nearly 80 years old,
modern missiles have register ...
Observing 26 September in the Shadow of Nuclear Risks
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Sep, 2022 · 5831
26 September is observed every year as UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear
Weapons. The tradition has continued for nine years since the UN General
Assembly passed Resolution 68/32 as a
follow-up to its high-level m ...
India’s G20 Presidency in a Time of Global Political Fracture
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Aug, 2022 · 5827
In December this year, India
will assume presidency of the economic grouping, G20, which comprises major
developed and developing economies. For one year thereafter, New Delhi will be
in the driver’s seat. It is not expected to be an e ...
Living Dangerously: A New Nuclear Arms Race
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Jul, 2022 · 5823
A re-run of the nuclear arms race is staring
us in the face. And, it is taking place in new circumstances. Today’s nuclear reality
is starkly different from what the well-known nuclear strategist Thomas
Schelling had described in 2009. ...
Unchecked and Unaffected: North Korea’s Nuclear Capability Marches On
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Jan, 2022 · 5804
The first month of 2022 is not yet over and North
Korea has already conducted four missile test launches of varying ranges and
capabilities. The fireworks appear to have started quite early this year. By contrast, in
2021, Pyongyang’s ...
From Bangladesh to Balakot: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons on India-Pakistan Dynamics
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Dec, 2021 · 5799
Swarnim Vijay Varsh was celebrated throughout 2021 to mark 50 years of India’s
victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war. The three services commemorated their
successes: the Indian Air Force’s achievement of complete air superiority, ...
North Korea’s Missile Missives: Is President Biden Listening?
Manpreet Sethi · 29 Sep, 2021 · 5788
President Biden’s administration concluded its North Korea policy review in May 2021. It recommended a calibrated, practical approach towards Pyongyang—somewhere
between a grand bargain and strategic patience. However, since then, many ...