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  • Is a Nuclear Bargain Possible?
    PR Chari    ·   28 Nov, 1997    ·    #32    ·    Commentary    
    A two-year interaction between the Asia Society, Japan Institute of International Affairs and select individuals from India and Pakistan has just concluded. Two conferences were held in 1996 ( New York and New Delhi )...
  • Security and the Nuclear Dilemma
       ·   28 Nov, 1997    ·    #31    ·    Commentary    
    Lt Gen. V. R. Rahgavan (Retd.), Director, Delhi Policy group, and former Director-General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters made a strong plea for the constructive use of India ’s nuclear weapons capability. Deliveri...
  • US-CHINA SUMMIT: INDIA IS TOO PRICKLY
       ·   12 Nov, 1997    ·    #28    ·    Commentary    
    Indian commentators have drawn two broad conclusions about Chinese President Jiang Zemin?s recent state visit to the United States .     1.             ...
  • Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines
       ·   04 Nov, 1997    ·    #26    ·    Commentary    
    1. There is one principal disarmament issue confronting the world in 1997. It is also a major humanitarian question. This is banning anti-personnel land mines (APLM). APLM came into prominence in the Second World War alongwith the larger and more ...
  • Strategic dialogue: What does it mean?
    PR Chari    ·   03 Nov, 1997    ·    #25    ·    Commentary    
    This has become a much-overworked phrase in the context of Indo-US relations. Ambassador Pickering is believed to have launched a "strategic dialogue" with India during his recent visit. Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of St...
  • Encounters with Chinese Analysts
       ·   02 Nov, 1997    ·    #24    ·    Commentary    
    Regardless of whether Chinese participants are actually present in an international seminar/conference on Asia or not, the subject of what is happening in China at present and what China is likely to do in future always dominates...
  • India-China-Germany: A Trilateral Dialogue
       ·   02 Nov, 1997    ·    #23    ·    Commentary    
    Why Germany, China and India? The international strategic order is changing surely, if slowly, from unipolarity to multipolarity. Simultaneously, it is adopting the path of multilateralism. It is a logical consequence of global inter...
  • Michael Krepon on Indo-US Relations
       ·   01 Nov, 1997    ·    #22    ·    Commentary    
    In his presentation on Indo-US relations Michael Krepon perceived the dominant US view of India to be that of a market and not a security threat. This perception has gained strength in President Clinton's second term. His new foreign affairs...
  • Pickering in India
    PR Chari    ·   01 Nov, 1997    ·    #21    ·    Commentary    
    Now that Thomas Pickering has come and gone an estimation is possible on what his visit means to India .   ? What happened? Hard facts are difficult to come by, speculations are a-plenty and guesswork is the name of the g...
  • To Achieve Non-Weaponised Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia
       ·   16 Oct, 1997    ·    #19    ·    Commentary    
    Although both India and Pakistan are de facto nuclear powers, they have refrained from converting their technical capabilities into usable warheads. The two South Asian neighbours have a history of conflicts and, as current relatio...
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