Strategic Space by Manpreet Sethi
Manpreet Sethi
Senior Fellow at CAPS
  • 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 ...
  • Regional Nuclear Behaviour and Third Party Mediation
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    05 Sep, 2018   ·    5513
    Mooed Yusuf, Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US Crisis Management in South Asia, (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2018), Pp: 320, Price: INR 3,431.Concern regarding crises between two regional nuclear powe ...
  • Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    20 Aug, 2018   ·    5508
    The last few weeks have witnessed the release of at least three reports (1, 2, 3) on nuclear security. This is a welcome development since the import of this subject has in no way diminished since the end of the Nuclear Security Summi ...
  • China and the Shape of the Indo-Pacific
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    18 Jul, 2018   ·    5496
    It is hardly surprising that China figures prominently in the idea of the Indo-Pacific. In fact, China ...
  • India-EU Partnership for Non-Proliferation: Challenges and Opportunities
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    20 Dec, 2017   ·    5409
    Despite being a strong economic entity of 28 major European countries, and India’s largest trading partner, the European Union (EU) does not figure prominently in India’s foreign policy conversation. The general perception of th ...
  • ‘Gas Chamber’ Cities and Dangers Nuclear
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    14 Nov, 2017   ·    5390
    Come November and the entire Indo-Gangetic plain running across the northern regions of Pakistan and India comes under a dirty grey haze. Major cities in these areas begin gasping for breath. A mix of a natural phenomenon and mindless hum ...
  • Meaningful Disarmament, Not Unnecessary Distractions
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    24 Oct, 2017   ·    5382
    The annual General Debate of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly provides a good forum for countries to reflect on relevant developments in the past year and to spell out their priorities or vision of action for the next year. In ...
  • The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    18 Sep, 2017   ·    5364
    As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), popularly referred to as the Ban Treaty, opens for signature on 20 September 2017, it is most likely that it will garner the 50 endorsements that are necessary for its entry into f ...
  • Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    22 Aug, 2017   ·    5342
    In answer to the criticism from non-nuclear weapon states on lack of movement towards nuclear disarmament by the nuclear weapon states, the latter often highlight the reductions in their stockpiles as one step showcasing their commitment ...
  • Chinese Responsibility on DPRK: No ‘Theory’, Immutable Reality
    Manpreet Sethi   ·    19 Jul, 2017   ·    5331
    Recent videos from North Korea - or Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) - show their Supreme Commander of the Army, Kim Jong-un, chuckling away as he watches his country’s missile launches. Indeed with the recent test o ...
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