India's Nuclear Policy – An IIC Debate
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #113 · Commentary
A Seminar on
's Nuclear Policy was held at the IIC on 6 June 98. Prof MGK Menon was in the Chair. Principal speaker was Shri K Subrahmanayam, Senior Defence Analyst and presently Editorial Adviser Times of India. Other speakers we...
India-China Relations: Business as usual or down the slippery slope?
Giri Deshingkar · 08 Jun, 1998 · #112 · Commentary
The back peddling and damage-limitation exercise on the
front should not obscure the foot that the BJP’s core position on
remains the same as what was said in Mr. Vajpayee’s letter to Mr. Clinton. Despite th...
Stopping the Nuclear Madness in Southern Asia
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #111 · Commentary
Nuclear tests in
in May have shaken the world. Two old adversaries,
, are today nuclear weapon powers. From a state of ambiguity they are now overtly nuclear preparing to deploy these weapons. S...
India's Strategic Misstep
Stephen P Cohen · 08 Jun, 1998 · #110 · Commentary
In the three weeks since
conducted its nuclear tests, the tough talk of Indian leaders seems to have faded to a whisper. They are now proposing that their country and
sign a treaty agreeing not to be the first to use...
Clinton's China Grovel
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #109 · Commentary
On Friday, May 15, with much fanfare and import, the State Department sent a "high-level delegation" to persuade
not to explode a nuclear bomb. So much for American persuasiveness.
Use Incentives, Not Sanctions, To Head Off an Arms Race
· 08 Jun, 1998 · #108 · Commentary
In order to avoid a slide into nuclear anarchy after
's nuclear tests, major policy initiatives are called for. These must involve the five ''official'' nuclear powers as well as the vast major...
Buddha ‘Smiles Again’
· 02 Jun, 1998 · #107 · Commentary
On 11 and again on 13 May this year
conducted five and two nuclear explosions. By this
has violated no international treaty or any agreement that it has signed. It was done in the perspective of the threat that it perce...
Pokharan II - Strategic Content
PR Chari · 01 Jun, 1998 · #106 · Commentary
What are the military capabilities established and the political repercussions arising from the five nuclear tests conducted by
? They need being evaluated against the backdrop of
’s several--number currently und...
As the dust settles
PR Chari · 01 Jun, 1998 · #105 · Commentary
Three weeks after
’s dramatic nuclear statement in the Pokharan desert some of the questions raised and answers provided soon after that event can be revisited.
Why were these nuclear tests conducted?...
After the Nuclear Tests
· 01 Jun, 1998 · #104 · Commentary
The silly season may perhaps be over. The May madness has hopefully come to an end. What next? There will continue to be many discussions regarding the nature of the tests. Were they five or six or seven? How many were indeed duds, as some may wel...