Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Forecast 2017: Unclear Nuclear Pathways
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Jan, 2017 · 5225
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US has just taken place. A lot of what happens in the nuclear domain in the coming 12 months will be dependent on the direction that is adopted by the new president as he settl ...
Limits of Practising Nuclear Brinksmanship
Manpreet Sethi · 21 Dec, 2016 · 5208
Thomas Schelling, a noted nuclear strategist who passed away recently, explained brinkmanship as a strategy that “means manipulating the shared risk of war. It means exploiting the danger that somebody may inadvertently go over the ...
Preparing for Radiological Emergencies and Terrorism
Manpreet Sethi · 23 Sep, 2016 · 5134
India is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri. More names have been added to the long list of Indians who have died in incidents that have been conceived and executed with the support of ...
Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Crossâ€“Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends
Manpreet Sethi · 16 Aug, 2016 · 5106
Not War, Not Peace is a recent publication from the prolific authors George Perkovich and Toby Dalton at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The book seeks to help India find ways of ‘motivating’ Pakistan to g ...
JCPOA’s First Anniversary: Significance and Future Challenges
Manpreet Sethi · 18 Jul, 2016 · 5083
Provocations, sobered by abundant caution, were the hallmark of the first year of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), simply called the Iran deal. For now, the supporters of the agreement can breathe easy that it has lived to ...
Entry into the NSG: Getting Past the Doorman
Manpreet Sethi · 02 Jun, 2016 · 5052
Doormen – big, burly individuals – at entrances of exclusive clubs impose entry regulations. They could deny you entry for not carrying the correct identity card, or for not entering as a couple. One particular country has ass ...
Same Age, Different Behaviour: Nuclear India and Nuclear Pakistan
Manpreet Sethi · 16 May, 2016 · 5029
On 11 and 13 May, India completed 18 years as a nuclear-armed state. A couple of weeks from now Pakistan will do so too. And yet despite sharing the same age as overt nuclear weapons states, the two countries are far apart in their unders ...
Nuclear Security Summit Process: Progress and Prognosis
Manpreet Sethi · 21 Mar, 2016 · 5002
In less than two weeks from now, the Heads of Governments of over 50 countries will once again gather to discuss the knotty issues of nuclear security. Having met three times earlier in the last six years, this congregation in Washington ...
Pak's Nuclear 'Normality' through External Deals: Chasing a Chimera
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Feb, 2016 · 4992
Several recent writings have recommended how Pakistan could and should be accommodated into the nuclear mainstream. Mark Fitzpatrick, a non-proliferation analyst at the IISS, London, had advocated this through his Adelphi paper entitled &ld ...
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year
Manpreet Sethi · 18 Jan, 2016 · 4962
Ever since the power and potential of nuclear energy first entered human consciousness and inter-state relations, nuclear issues have always remained at the centre stage. Expansion of peaceful uses of nuclear energy and risks of nuclear w ...