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  • 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 USA and India find themselves on the nuclear issue. For many years now the USA 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 India has three options in the post-Cold War world. Ally with the United States ; 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 France . When many world leaders declined to visit India 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 ...
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