Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Early Nuclear Indicators in the US’ Interim National Security Strategic Guidance
Manpreet Sethi · 05 Apr, 2021 · 5759
Joe Biden's administration has been quick off the mark to retrieve control on
many domestic and foreign policy fronts: reining in the COVID-19 health
emergency, extending New START, reassuring allies on US commitment to extende ...
COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time
Manpreet Sethi · 31 Dec, 2020 · 5749
started on a grim note, with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists deciding
in January to move the minute hand on its clock to 100 seconds to midnight.
This was a reminder of the high level of risk that humanity faced from nuclear
Another Date-Change for the NPT RevCon: Fresh Opportunity to Shape its Success
Manpreet Sethi · 25 Nov, 2020 · 5742
The Non-Proliferation Treaty
(NPT) that conducts a review conference (RevCon) every five years was due to
hold one in April-May 2020. This RevCon had special significance as it was to mark
the 50th anniversary of the NPT, as also the 25t ...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in India-China Nuclear Relations
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Oct, 2020 · 5734
relations are unique and complex. China refuses to recognise India as a nuclear
weapons state (NWS), though there is no denying the reality of India’s nuclear
weapons. In fact, this has been accepted by the internat ...
The North Korean Nuclear Knot and China’s Dilemma
Manpreet Sethi · 28 Sep, 2020 · 5728
The relationship between China
and North Korea has often been described as similar to that between lips and
teeth. Besides sharing the political ideology of communism, China is important
for North Korea for sustaining its economy, especi ...
Never Again: 75 years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Manpreet Sethi · 24 Aug, 2020 · 5714
August marks 75 years of the dropping of Little Boy and Fat Man
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These were the first two nuclear bombs built by the
US in the secret Manhattan Project; run at a frenzied pace to beat the
possibility of Ge ...
Kakrapar: Why Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation?
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Jul, 2020 · 5709
On 22 July 2020, Unit 3 of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS)—India’s 23rd nuclear reactor—attained criticality. At 700 MWe capacity, it is a scaled-up version of earlier variants of pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs). ...
North Korea and the US Disembark from a Summit Train Going Nowhere
Manpreet Sethi · 23 Jun, 2020 · 5698
has dominated headlines across the world in June 2020. This is not just because
of the global fight against COVID-19, whose virus originated in China, but also
because the country has simultaneously activated prickly issues with In ...
Early Adulthood: 22 Years of Nuclear India and Pakistan
Manpreet Sethi · 26 May, 2020 · 5692
This month saw the 22nd
anniversary of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests. In May 1998, India chose
to announce its nuclear weapons capability by conducting five tests on 11 and
13 May. Pakistan followed about two weeks later with si ...
International Solidarity for Nuclear Security: Lessons from a Pandemic
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Apr, 2020 · 5680
his September 2019 UN General Assembly speech, President Trump said, “The
future does not belong to globalists… the future belongs to sovereign and
individual nations who protect their citizens…” Less than six months later, th ...