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’s 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...
THE FUTURE OF US NUCLEAR POLICY
Aarti S · 15 Mar, 1998 · #67 · Commentary
A seminar was held by the IPCS with a visiting group from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to discuss their report "The Future of U.S. Nuclear Policy". The visiting NAS group included John P.Holdren, Director, Program in Sci...
Selig Harrison: Some Reflections
Kiran Doshi · 28 Feb, 1998 · #64 · Commentary
Selig Harrisons recent study is the most serious attempt to date to find a way out of the dead-end in which the
find themselves on the nuclear issue. For many years now the
has striven to curb the nu...
BJP and Indian Nuclear Policy
· 28 Feb, 1998 · #61 · Commentary
As the country gears up for the counting of votes in early March, questions are already being raised on the policies of a future government. The BJP is clearly in the lead and is the party that is likely to win the maximum seats. Will it be able t...
BJP’s Nuclear Agenda
PR Chari · 20 Feb, 1998 · #60 · Commentary
In its election manifesto the BJP has declared that it would: -
· Re-evaluate the country&rs...
The Huntington thesis
PR Chari · 09 Feb, 1998 · #58 · Commentary
It is beguilingly simple. Samuel Huntington—the Harvard guru of civilizational politics—notes that
has three options in the post-Cold War world. Ally with the
; remain neutral following the tradition ...
Chirac comes calling
· 04 Feb, 1998 · #57 · Commentary
The honoured guest at the Republic Day parade on the 50th year of Indian independence was President Jacques Chirac of
. When many world leaders declined to visit
due to the terminal state of its current polit...
Huntington’s choice for India
Dr. Giri Deshingkar · 29 Jan, 1998 · #56 · Commentary
Indians have a weakness for Westerners-any kind-management gurus, economists, and diplomats, giving their opinions on what Indians should do. And Westerns oblige by doing precisely that when they are lecturing in
India . The latest is Profes...
The Grand Bargain
Michael Krepon · 28 Jan, 1998 · #55 · Commentary
Nuclear bargains — grand or otherwise — require governments able and willing to compromise on sensitive subjects. It is far from clear that this basic prerequisite is in place in the
United States , or will soon be in place in