COMMENTARIES
  • NSC: Why It Has Failed To Come About In India
    AK Verma    ·   17 Apr, 1998    ·    #78    ·    Commentary    
    Few knowledgeable persons will disagree that the failure to arrive at correct decisions has been responsible for several problems that have bedeviled India ever since it achieved independence 50 years ago. The list starts with the Kashmir ...
  • National Security Council: The Options
    PR Chari    ·   17 Apr, 1998    ·    #77    ·    Commentary    
    The BJP Government’s National Agenda for Governance specifies it would establish a National Security Council "to analyze the military, economic and political threats to the nation, also to continuously advise the government. This counci...
  • PAK-US SYMPOSIUM
       ·   24 Mar, 1998    ·    #76    ·    Commentary    
    This meeting was held under the auspices of the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad - a government-funded institution (Director, Lt. Gen. Nishat Ahmad), and the Programme in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, at the Univers...
  • Indo-US South Asian Futures Conference
       ·   20 Mar, 1998    ·    #75    ·    Commentary    
    This conference was held on the 20th and 21st of March between the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi , and the Program for Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of ...
  • Kashmir Today
       ·   17 Mar, 1998    ·    #74    ·    Commentary    
    After three elections in two years the Kashmir Valley today bears all the attributes of normalcy. Schools opened in the middle of March after the long winter recess. Towns and cities witness the hustle and bustle of daily routine. ...
  • Role of China in South Asia's Future
       ·   16 Mar, 1998    ·    #73    ·    Commentary    
    Not unexpectedly, China was a running thread in almost all the presentations made at the South Asia Futures Conference held in New Delhi (20-21st March 1998), although only the presentation by Jonathan Pollack of the Rand corporation was specifica...
  • Nuclear Disarmament: An Indian View
       ·   16 Mar, 1998    ·    #71    ·    Commentary    
    The Oxford Research Group seminar on Global Security and Nuclear Disarmament held its wrap up session at the USI auditorium on 6 March '98. In addition to a presentation of the Workshop findings, there were a few keynote speeches. The more imp...
  • Global Security and Nuclear Disarmament: An Overview
       ·   16 Mar, 1998    ·    #70    ·    Commentary    
    A workshop of Global Security and Nuclear Disarmament was held from 2-6 Mar 98 under the auspices of the Oxford Research Group (ORG) and the United Services Institution (USI), India . It was held at the Neemrana Palace Hotel, Rajasthan, some...
  • Consequences of India Going Nuclear
    Munir Ahmad Khan    ·   15 Mar, 1998    ·    #69    ·    Commentary    
    India 's BJP government was voted into power on the basis of a manifesto that called for the open development of nuclear weapons and associated missile delivery systems. Now that the BJP is in office, will it deliver on its nuclear promi...
  • China‚Äôs Nuclear Policy
       ·   15 Mar, 1998    ·    #68    ·    Commentary    
    Mr Sha Zukang, former Chinese Disarmament Ambassador at Geneva , and currently the Director General of the Disarmament Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a presentation on a "Chinese View on Nuclear Weapons Elimination&quo...