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Consultant-IPRI speaking on the current tensions between India and Pakistan

Consultant-IPRI speaking on the current tensions between India and Pakistan

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Indo-Pak CTBT: High Merits, Bleak Outlook!

Indo-Pak CTBT: High Merits, Bleak Outlook!

Twice this month, Pakistan has offered to begin negotiations with India on a mutual nuclear test ban arrangement. The proposal is a natural next step after both states’ longstanding policy of a unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing, and would strengthen each of their cases to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).  Read More

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Pakistan, India, and the NSG: A Curious Case of Norms and Discrimination

Pakistan, India, and the NSG: A Curious Case of Norms and Discrimination

“The international nonproliferation regime has survived on pragmatism, discrimination, and a quantum of morality.” read more

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No Nuclear Security without Transparency

No Nuclear Security without Transparency

Cooperation and collaboration should extend beyond the Nuclear Security Summit. Nuclear security has improved internationally to a great extent through President Obama’s initiative of Nuclear Security Summits, but it still has a long way to go after the NSS process comes to an end. Since the first NSS summit in Washington, many bilateral and multilateral […]

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India Pakistan CBMs: Internal Dialogue as a Catalyst for Peace?

India Pakistan CBMs: Internal Dialogue as a Catalyst for Peace?

The success rate of confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan has remained unimpressive so far, especially in terms of creating an enabling environment for conflict resolution. The bilateral dialogue has been in a stalemate for about a decade, primarily because of the shifting strategic environment in the region. To overcome the obstructions caused by an […]

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(Ab)normal Nuclear Pakistan and International Nuclear Disorder

(Ab)normal Nuclear Pakistan and International Nuclear Disorder

Pakistan’s nuclear policy is a product of both mistrust toward the U.S. and threat perceptions vis-a-vis India. Security threats from India and Pakistan-U.S. mistrust on nuclear non-proliferation are both important drivers of Pakistan’s nuclear policy and factors contributing to Pakistan’s dependence on nuclear weapons for defense and diplomacy. Read more

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