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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.

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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.

NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

India-Japan Ties: Asia's Fastest Growing Relationship?

 

In 2007, India and Japan concluded a strategic agreement. A joint declaration of New Delhi and Tokyo announced that this accord would become an “essential pillar for the future architecture” of Asia. Since then, the two countries have signed a comprehensive economic partnership agreement and held preliminary talks on a potential civil nuclear deal. At an Asia Program event on November 15, speakers offered Indian, Japanese, and American perspectives on what one strategist has described as Asia’s fastest growing relationship.

BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture

Five scholars and experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa spoke on 28 June 2011 at a Woodrow Wilson Center conference on “BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture.” The original BRIC acronym traces its origins to a 2001 paper by Jim O’Neill, a Goldman Sachs economist, which analyzed the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India, and China as economic powerhouses. This analytical concept took a life of its own when the leaders of the BRIC nations agreed to hold regular summits starting in 2009 to discuss a broad range of issues.

India and Pakistan at Odds Over Shrinking Indus River

 

Nearly 30 percent of the world's cotton supply comes from India and Pakistan, much of that from the Indus River Valley. On average, about 737 billion gallons are withdrawn from the Indus River annually to grow cotton—enough to provide Delhi residents with household water for more than two years... To read the entire article appearing in National Geographic News, click on this link.

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