Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
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 ...
Cyber-Nuclear Security Challenges: An Issue that Won’t Go Away
Manpreet Sethi · 23 Mar, 2020 · 5664
the world—pretty much the entire world—grapples with COVID-19, it is clear that
the enormity of the pandemic will not leave any aspect of the economy
untouched. Inter-state and societal interactions are also expected to feel the
Nuclear Energy: Is it In or Out?
Manpreet Sethi · 20 Jan, 2020 · 5644
Two contrasting news on
nuclear energy from two different parts of the world greeted the dawn of the new
year. Germany announced the decommissioning of another of its nuclear power
plants in keeping with its plan to phase out nuclear ene ...
Pulwama, Balakot, and the Future: How the Chips Stack Up
Manpreet Sethi · 16 May, 2019 · 5585
the time being, the India-Pakistan crisis triggered by the terrorist strike
against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in February in Pulwama appears
to have stabilised. However, India must have no delusions that such act ...
Hanoi Done: Now What for Trump and Kim?
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Mar, 2019 · 5572
The second Summit between the heads of
government of the US and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ended
earlier than expected on 28 February 2019. With both countries maintaining
intransigent positions on how to handle the i ...
In the Wake of the Pulwama Massacre: What India Should Not Do
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Feb, 2019 · 5559
India, 14 February, a day that should have ended with rosy pictures of a
romantic sunset ended with bloody images of death and gore. Even before New
Delhi could point a finger towards Pakistan, a neighbour that has long
sustained a ...
The Abnormal Normal: Time Stands Still at Two Minutes to Midnight
Manpreet Sethi · 30 Jan, 2019 · 5550
The Doomsday Clock, maintained
by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947, has come to symbolise a
graphic description of the global security situation at any given time. Every
year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulleti ...
Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Dec, 2018 · 5537
Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements
made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons
certainly stand out. Indeed, the US Nuclear Posture Review ...
Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Nov, 2018 · 5527
The announcement on 5 November regarding
the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous
nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of
reactions: a euphoric one from strategic ana ...