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Waiting for the Bomb: PN Haksar and India’s Nuclear Policy in the 1960s

Waiting for the Bomb:

PN Haksar and India’s Nuclear Policy in the 1960s

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The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship Is on Life Support

In the days since President Trump came down hard on Pakistan in his speech outlining America’s new Afghanistan strategy, the reaction in Islamabad—and elsewhere across the country—has been predictably angry and defiant.

Four Visits and a Funeral

When Nehru visited the USSR in 1955, he was feted with roses. Personal visits like this cemented India’s relations with the Soviet Union

“Now we say loudly: Indo-Soviet friendship zindabad; world peace zindabad.”

The history of India’s relations with the Soviet Union is often written as a history of crises.

Hawks and Doves: China’s First Nuclear Test and Indian Nuclear Thought

What responses to China’s 1964 nuclear test tell us about the origins of India’s nuclear weapons program

Despite more than 40 years passing since India’s first nuclear test, the genesis of New Delhi’s nuclear decision-making remains shrouded in mystery. Who were India’s nuclear hawks and who were India’s nuclear doves? Who made the most forceful cases for a nuclear weapons program? What shaped their views, and why?

‘When the Elephant Swallowed the Hedgehog’: The Prague Spring & Indo-Soviet Relations, 1968

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CWIHP Working Paper 83

‘When the Elephant Swallowed the Hedgehog’: The Prague Spring & Indo-Soviet Relations, 1968.[1]

Swapna Kona Nayudu

Michael Kugelman on Narendra Modi Meeting with President Trump

This meeting is, above all, an introduction - an opportunity for the two men to meet each other, to size each other up, and to get a sense of how each one views the other and the bilateral relationship on the whole.

Though both Trump and Modi are interested in the art of the deal, there will not be much wheeling and dealing. I imagine the conversation will be fairly casual and touch on a variety of issues, though not on very deep levels.

India-Japan Strategic Cooperation and Implications for Washington and Beijing

The India-Japan relationship has been described as the fastest growing strategic partnership in Asia. This event, which marks the public launch of a new National Defense University (NDU) report on this key bilateral relationship, will review the current dynamics of India-Japan relations and implications for Washington as well as Beijing.

India’s Nuclear History, Frozen in Time

Above: Portion of a recovered document. Courtesy of Ms. Francoise Rey.

The melting Bossons glacier is revealing Indian government documents buried since the crash that killed Homi Bhabha in January 1966

Documenting accidents and disasters surrounding nuclear politics is always a challenging, uphill task. It is further complicated when the evidence has been buried under a glacier on Mont Blanc for fifty years.