South Asia

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
Things have changed since 1962. Hippies have given way to hipsters, cellphones give you the news faster than the local news team can, only two Beatles are left, and the Soviet Union doesn’t even exist anymore. The Cold War atmosphere has evaporated and the risk of all-out nuclear war has dramatically decreased. However, a similar type of nuclear crisis that happened in Cuba in 1962 unfortunately could still happen today. Read more »
Posted by Jessica Sleight on October 25, 2012