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Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs to be Done? What Does it Matter?

Last fall, the Pakistan government announced its intention to grant Most Favored Nation (MFN) status to India, replicating a decision made earlier in New Delhi and potentially laying the groundwork for greatly expanded trade between the two South Asian neighbors. While fundamental disagreements remain unresolved, Islamabad's MFN decision suggests that it is prepared to deepen trade ties.

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the release of 43 archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). These are some of the first Indian archival documents on the subject of nuclear history that have been released, and they offer a unique perspective on the early development of nuclear research in India. 

India and the US Pivot to Asia


The original version of this article first appeared on February 24, 2012 in the YaleGlobal, an online publication by the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue To Improve Maternal Health (Report Launch)

“Throughout the 2009-2011 Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health lecture series, we always heard the same good news: we know how to save the lives of women and girls.

NPIHP Research Update Covered in South Asian Media

William Burr’s latest NPIHP Research Update, “The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974” is receiving attention in the South Asian media. According to new documentary evidence, India’s 1974 “peaceful nuclear test” was unexpected and not predicted by the US intelligence community, the Research Update posits.

Activism to End Gender-based Violence: Beyond the 16 Days

The webcast for this event will begin at 4:20 pm.

This event, co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State, will feature a rough cut pre-screening of "Meena", a feature film based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's best-selling novel, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on sex trafficking.



The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974

U.S. Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized Intelligence Community Performance for "Waffling Judgments" and Not Following Up Leads

The Elephant in the Room: The Soviet Union and India’s Nuclear Program, 1967-1989

NPIHP Working Paper #1. If India had presented the world with a nuclear fait accompli, the eminent Indian journalist Amalendu Das Gupta mused in 1987, “the Americans and their allies would have been angry; the Russians would have been unhappy." His choice of words succinctly expressed the ambivalent attitude the Soviet leadership had toward India’s nuclear weapon program.