South Asia

  On the radar: Strategy and optics; Expensive risks; Who might they deter; IAEA and Iran making progress; Iran and oil companies consider a deal; Questioning the need for new plutonium pits; Shaking up the nuclear field; Radiation hunters; and the Need for nuclear restraint in Asia.   Read more »
Posted on August 26, 2014
Browsing the headlines, the world looks a dangerous place. Boko Haram is bombing its way across Nigeria, civil war in Syria, transnational terrorism and more. But the biggest danger is conspicuously absent from the headlines: the world’s 17,000 nuclear weapons. Read more »
Posted by Eric Sutphin on July 11, 2014
As the P5+1 negotiations with Iran continue, there are grounds for optimism that an agreement can be reached by the July 20th deadline. A deal would be a significant achievement in the ongoing battle against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. But this raises the question: what about the rest of the world’s nuclear weapons? Read more »
Posted by Eric Sutphin on July 2, 2014
  On the radar: Everybody is upgrading their nukes; Businesses brace for Iran deal; Sec. Tim Howard; Positioning ahead of negotiations; Zarif on YouTube; India’s AP, new uranium plant; and Bill Gates’ nuclear wish.   Read more »
Posted on July 2, 2014
  On the radar: The perils of accelerated missile defense in Europe; Not a Cold War redux; An unrealistic centrifuge number from Iran; Poland shops for BMD; and India also lies about its missile defense tests.   Read more »
Posted on May 16, 2014
  On the radar: Positive signs for a final agreement; North Korea may or may not ready a nuke test; Pentagon delays Romania missile defenses; India attempting missile defense; and South Korea seeks China’s help.   Read more »
Posted on April 23, 2014
  On the radar: Endangering the deal; IAEA gives good marks to Iran; Troubles in the Air Force; Talks continue; End states with Iran; New polling data; Senators come out against new sanctions; Rouhani in Davos; and India’s new SSBN goes to sea.   Read more »
Posted on January 23, 2014
  On the radar: Sherman on the US negotiating position; Trouble on Rouhani’s right; India going for MIRV; and When Israel stepped back from the brink.   Read more »
Posted on October 4, 2013
  On the radar: Tangled web of sanctions; Nuclear shutdown; Obama and Netanyahu; Ashton on talks; and Subcontinent summitry.   Read more »
Posted on October 1, 2013
  On the radar: NYT on foreign policy priorities; U.S. interests in a deal with Iran; Just do it; Outlook for Mid-East WMDFZ; Iran talks Parchin; and Pakistani and Indian Scientists on the bomb.   Read more »
Posted on November 12, 2012