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  • Implications of Economic Sanctions on India
       ·   30 May, 1998    ·    #102    ·    Commentary    
    For the first time since India 's independence, a foreign country, the United States of America , has imposed economic sanctions on India . The USA took this action following India 's five nuclear tests ...
  • Pakistan's Turn
    Michael Krepon    ·   30 May, 1998    ·    #101    ·    Commentary    
    The following analysis was written shortly before Pakistan ’s five nuclear test blasts of 28 May 1998.     The three-cornered nuclear and missile competition among India , Pakistan , and China...
  • Anger Mars Reason - Nuclear Rationale Ignored
    Lt. Gen. AM Vohra    ·   30 May, 1998    ·    #100    ·    Commentary    
    On 18 May 1998, India ’s Home Minister L. K. Advani said, " Islamabad should realize the change in the geo-strategic situation in the region and the world…". He referred to India ’s "bold and ...
  • H-Asia: Implications of India‚Äôs Nuclear Tests
       ·   30 May, 1998    ·    #99    ·    Commentary    
      When the Indian government conducted five nuclear test blasts on May 11 and 13, the domestic response was one of joy and pride. Polls show 90% approval rating, and 82% in favour of weaponisation. In my judgement the figures are due t...
  • Pokharan II and the G-8 Summit
    Ashutosh Mishra    ·   25 May, 1998    ·    #98    ·    Commentary    
    Cracks have appeared in the fortress of the Group of Eight, the most powerful industrial countries in the world, at their recent summit in Birmingham, U.K. The cause was the nuclear tests conducted by India in Pokhran on the 11th a...
  • Indo-Pak Detente: From Periphery to the Core
    AM Vohra    ·   25 May, 1998    ·    #97    ·    Commentary    
    On 23 March 1997 Pakistan 's then President Mr. Leghari said at the OIC Summit that Kashmir is essential for the survival of Pakistan- "is a matter of Pakistan 's survival." In his book 'Raiders i...
  • India was wrong to test, but what can the world do?
    Ramesh Thakur    ·   25 May, 1998    ·    #96    ·    Commentary    
    New Delhi seems to have concluded that the marginal costs of additional sanctions are outweighed by gains in national security and pride. India has long nursed a sense of grievance about international ''nuclear apartheid.&#...
  • Pokharan II and its Impact on Chinese Strategic Thinking
    Jonathan Pollack    ·   25 May, 1998    ·    #95    ·    Commentary    
    Sino-US Relations     It does seem to me that the timing of the tests (i.e., very near to Clinton 's trip to China ) presents the Chinese with at least a public relations opportunity with the US . T...
  • Pokharan II: The way forward
    PR Chari    ·   21 May, 1998    ·    #94    ·    Commentary    
    The hiatus between the developed nations and India is presently complete. Australia represents the maximalist position. Its Foreign Minister announced, " India must immediately sign the CTBT, join the international nucl...
  • Pokharan II: Now What?
    PR Chari    ·   21 May, 1998    ·    #93    ·    Commentary    
    The germane question now arises: can India ’s forward march to nuclear weaponization be reversed? Perhaps, not. Before India proceeds ahead to weaponization, however, the direct and indirect costs involved need adding up. ...
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