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A Faltering Return to Reason: ‘Global Zero’ Less of an Illusion

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Vice Admiral (retd.) Vijay Shankar

            Since August of 1945 when two nuclear weapons destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and unimaginable horrors visited over 199,000 of its inhabitants, the world has lived with the implicit fear of widespread annihilation. 883 more words

Geopolitics And Strategic Impulses

State of Play: Non-Proliferation, Fissile Material Cut-offs and Nuclear Transparency

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Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar

 Tools that promote a stable nuclear relationship between nations are characterized by a congruence of views on non-proliferation of weapon and vector technologies, fissile material control and strategic transparency; the last makes clear the strategic underpinnings that motivate weapon programmes. 941 more words

Geopolitics And Strategic Impulses

Environmental Battles on the Missile Range

Just west of Alamogordo, New Mexico, the site of the first atomic test in 1945, there is an enormous stretch of land that is off-limits to civilians, known as White Sands Missile Range. 1,035 more words

History Of Science

Swabbing the Bleakness of Sub-Continental Nuclear Instability

By Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar

(This article was first published in the author’s monthly column on the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies website) 1,330 more words

Geopolitics And Strategic Impulses

Piercing the MEA's fog on Section 46 of supplier liability for nuclear accidents

Siddharth Varadarajan

1. The Ministry of External Affairs’ FAQs on N-liability for suppliers makes too much of the fact that two amendments to include suppliers in the second part of 46 were negatived by the Rajya Sabha. 674 more words

Why India should say no to US demand to dilute its nuclear liability law

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25 January 2015

Why India should say no to US demand to dilute its nuclear liability law

Siddharth Varadarajan

With the issue of nuclear liability emerging as an obstacle in the relationship between India and the US, the Modi government is under pressure to dilute the law in favour of foreign reactor suppliers. 1,867 more words

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