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Civilian Nuclear Technology

Civilian nuclear technology

As part of a high-level strategic dialogue between Pakistan and the United States held in Washington DC last week, Pakistan has, once again, sought access to civilian nuclear technology. Pakistani…

India’s nuclear recklessness

Part II  So the latest report of uranium being sold and smuggled out of India is not new. Why the international community has chosen to turn a blind eye and…

India’s nuclear recklessness – Part I

Within one month two stories of illegal possession and sale of uranium being caught by Indian police have surfaced. Of course, any attempt to smuggle radioactive material must be a…

Energy security and the nuclear program

The month of May marks the 23rd anniversary of nuclear weapon tests in South Asia. Since then, the discourse on non-military aspect of nuclear technology and its enormous potential of…

Prioritising nuclear stability

Open government assessments of the state of India-Pakistan deterrence are rare. A recent US intelligence overview considered a ‘general war’ between the two countries ‘unlikely’ although ‘heightened tensions’ remain a…

Nuclear power: an efficient alternative

It is generally assumed, especially among international experts, (to some extent in Pakistan also) that Pakistan established its nuclear program just to develop atomic weapons. Yes, Pakistan had developed nuclear…

Lessons from the nuclear holocaust

This month of the year should prompt us into some sombre reflection, particularly in light of recent events and tragedies. On August 6, 1945, the US stunned the world by…

Nuclear North Korea

Nuclear North Korea

As a student of the politics of nuclear non-proliferation, the possibility of a nuclear apocalypse causing the collapse of human civilisation on this planet has continued to haunt my mind…

Nuclear Mainstreaming

Nuclear mainstreaming

The Western academic community agrees that, had India not detonated its nuclear devices, it would have been almost impossible for Pakistan to go nuclear. This week, on May 28, 2018,…