Tag: nuclear

  • Four books about Pakistan

    As a documentation of the Pakistani armed forces’ business activities, Dr Siddiqa’s book is unrivalled, and has become indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand the Pakistani establishment. But Dr Siddiqa need not have set it in an academic framework of a comparative study of military establishments and their commercial activities.

  • Common interests

    Australia and India are logical strategic partners. Yet circumstances have obstructed their closer engagement. The next few years could see the breakthrough both countries need, but it will take sustained political will in both capitals. Otherwise, we risk seeing great expectations end with the diplomatic equivalent of a dropped catch. New: Read Pragati online. Check out the new visual reader »

  • A disarming argument

    Between a new form of international deterrence and universal disarmament, the latter is of course preferable. Unfortunately, it is also less likely to come about. India should nevertheless play an active role in international efforts to reduce the danger from nuclear weapons.

  • Pakistan zindabad!

    India’s long-term interests therefore call for New Delhi to insist on strengthening state institutions vis-à-vis the military establishment now, at a time when outside powers are interested in Pakistan’s stability. Even as India engages President Musharraf bilaterally, a separate multilateral process will allow it to pursue other imperatives of the stabilisation process.