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Nuclear Notebook

Nuclear Notebook
Since the end of the cold war, the US has been seeking to establish a permanent global dominance, to achieve which dominance over the strategically vital region of west Asia is essential. The aim of...
The principal regional goal of our nuclear disarmament movement can only be the call and demand for a South Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. From a political-tactical point of view this is far...
The Indian Left's position on the question of nuclear weapons free zones or WMD free zones has been characterised by several flip-flops. In west Asia, it has supported nuclearisation in the name of...
There has not been adequate recognition of the progression in military control over India's nuclear arsenal, nor is there any systematic analysis of its implications. Part of the reason for this has...
What nuclear risk reduction measures between India and Pakistan cannot do - they are never a substitute for nuclear disarmament - and what they can do, that is, the dangers they can attempt to...
What do we now say about the possibility of not just states but at least a few non-state actors using weapons of mass destruction or resorting to chemical, biological and nuclear forms of attacks on...
We now have a national network of anti-nuclear groups who have come together to work on common objectives. But if the antinuclear movement is to progress then the different groups have to find ways...
The setting up of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace at the conclusion of the national convention held in New Delhi recently gives India's peace movement an organised presence and...
The single most important gain of the NPT review conference was not really contained in the consensus document, significant though that was. It was the emergence of the New Agenda Coalition as the...
If India's testing of nuclear weapons is dangerous, the recklessness of its politicians and the coarsening of public debate on the issue are more dangerous. And still worse are experts who advocate...
The BJP has conducted nuclear tests and it is possible that the Congress may go the same way. The Indian left must play a leading role in the anti-nuclear movement. But does the left have a...
Achin Vanaik ON May 11 , 1998, India crossed the nuclear Rubicon embarking on a journey that can only bring more insecurity, tension, maldevelopment even as it represents another crucial phase in...
Three Misrepresentations Achin Vanaik India's nuclear elite and the members of its so-called strategic community carry on with the pretentious posturing that their negative and obstructive stand...
Moving beyond the CTBT Achin Vanaik India's responses in the CTBT debate reflects the emergence of a more cynical nuclear elite, both inside and outside government which has prompted a greater...
An Open Letter to the Left Praful Bidwai Achin Vanaik The mainstream left parties' position on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, either strongly and unreservedly supporting the conservative...
Nuclear/CTBT Debate: Japan and India Achin Vanaik In no country in the world is popular sentiment against nuclear weapons and weaponisation as deep and widespread as it is in Japan, Unfortunately,...
The End-Game in Geneva New Delhi Works against Its Own Treaty Praful Bidwai It is totally illegitimate to disconnect New Delhi's external and domestic discourses and support or acquiesce in the...
at home; he does the daily marketing sales round. Of course, he travels without ticket; he cannot afford to buy one. They all know him on the Bongaon- Sealdah line; and they are all kind to him...
both the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Leftists will breathe down its neck. On the other hand, since the leftover reserves barely equal two-and-a-half- months' imports, the metaphorical...
outlay will go to augment the expenditure intended to keep these forces in a happy frame of mind. This will however imply that correspondingly less will be available for purposes of economic...
Gorbachev's Delusion Achin Vanaik Despite the lacunae in the INF treaty its significance, which is essentially political, does not diminish. Gorbachev has been willing to accept that it is not...
The Dr Strangelove Factor Achin Vanaik To counter the proposition that horizontal nuclear proliferation heightens the probability of accidental nuclear assault, the pro-bomb lobby is putting forward...
integrated whole, natural calamities taking place in one corner of the country are no concern either of the other parts or of the government at the centre; it is the government of the state where...
American Hegemony in Pacific Achin Vanaik American dominance in the Pacific is such, that US naval strategic thinking has been offensive rather than defensive and there is a strong temptation for...
and a public issue of Rs 5 crore, both at par. CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA, holding the number two position among the nationalised banks, made a record profit of Rs 24 crore in 1986 against Rs 6.75 crore...
To Trust or Not to Trust Achin Vanaik NOT a week passes without some major newspaper in the country calling attention to the secret Pakistan preparations of a nuclear bomb and an appropriately high...
E P Thompson's Clones Praful Bidwai GOING by some recent developments, it should be evident that we are witnessing the emergence of a new tendency in the country which is deeply concerned about...
in Bangladesh, they may be bank agents on bicycles. They may with advantage seek the help and guidance of the local planning authorities, of the local administration and of the panchayats. But in...
A Clever Game Achin Vanaik THE Ministry of External Affairs along with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) organised a seminar on peace on November 21 and 22 at the India...
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