Michael Krepon · 30 May, 1998 · #101 · Commentary
The following analysis was written shortly before
’s five nuclear test blasts of 28 May 1998.
The three-cornered nuclear and missile competition among
Anger Mars Reason - Nuclear Rationale Ignored
Lt. Gen. AM Vohra · 30 May, 1998 · #100 · Commentary
On 18 May 1998,
’s Home Minister L. K. Advani said, "
should realize the change in the geo-strategic situation in the region and the world…". He referred to
’s "bold and ...
H-Asia: Implications of India’s 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
The cause was the nuclear tests conducted by
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
's then President Mr. Leghari said at the OIC Summit that
is essential for the survival of
"is a matter of
'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
seems to have concluded that the marginal costs of additional sanctions are outweighed by gains in national security and pride.
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
It does seem to me that the timing of the tests (i.e., very near to
's trip to
) presents the Chinese with at least a public relations opportunity with the
Pokharan II: The way forward
PR Chari · 21 May, 1998 · #94 · Commentary
The hiatus between the developed nations and
is presently complete.
represents the maximalist position. Its Foreign Minister announced, "
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
’s forward march to nuclear weaponization be reversed? Perhaps, not. Before
proceeds ahead to weaponization, however, the direct and indirect costs involved need adding up.
Pokharan II: Why?
PR Chari · 21 May, 1998 · #92 · Commentary
No doubt the BJP’s election manifesto, issued in February, promised to "re-evaluate the country’s nuclear policy and exercise the option to induct nuclear weapons"; and "expedite the development of the Agni series of bal...