Nuclear and Arms Control

Nuclear science and technology have impinged upon global politics and security studies for decades. The IDSA has focused on the study of the political and strategic facets of nuclear science and technology since its inception and is known for providing a different perspective on global nuclear issues. The Institute has been in the forefront of shaping the debate on key nuclear issues in India and in the world at large.

The Center for Nuclear and Arms Control is dedicated to advance research on strategic nuclear issues. The Centre is engaged in projects that seek to provide answers to relevant policy questions relating to global nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and anti-proliferation, nuclear energy, global nuclear governance, regional nuclear dynamics, Arms Trade Treaty, the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions, among others. Through its outreach activities, the Centre has disseminated its research output in the strategic studies and policy communities effectively


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Nuclear Security Summit: An Assessment

March 29, 2014

In the years to come, a lot more activity on nuclear security can be expected and much of it will arise from the commitment taken by states at the three nuclear security summits and the voluntary pledges undertaken by different countries. A good deal of pressure from civil society and think tanks on nuclear security issues can be expected.

Does Nuclear Asia have its Own Dangers?

March 28, 2014

There are no properly functioning Asian security institutions or regimes to regulate Asia’s nuclear politics and has to rely on global institutions and regimes for regulation of its nuclear politics and management of nuclear order. Treaties like the NPT are struggling to provide stability in the world as in Asia.

Nuclear Terrorism

March 2014
  • Criminals attempt to steal a missile submarine and fire its nuclear warheads at a big city.

The Role of Nuclear Forensics in Nuclear Security

March 2014

The purpose of the nuclear security regime is to prevent, detect and respond to nuclear security events (e.g. illicit trafficking of nuclear material or a nuclear terrorism attack).

Sensitive Nuclear Information: Challenges and Options for Control

March 2014

This article starts by discussing sensitive nuclear information and how malicious non-state actors could exploit this to facilitate acts of nuclear terror.

The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism Requires Concerted Action

March 2014

The threat of nuclear terrorism should not be underestimated because it can have catastrophic effects if and when realised.

Nuclear Security Summit Process: An Indian Perspective

March 2014

The third Nuclear Security Summit will be held in The Hague, Netherlands in March 2014. This visionary nuclear diplomacy will be facing both old and new questions at its third meeting.

Roadmap for Success of the Nuclear Security Summits and Beyond

March 2014

The Nuclear Security Summits are at a midway point but have not yet reached their full potential of eliminating weak links in the global nuclear security system.

Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the Danger

March 2014

This article attempts to make a realistic assessment of the danger of nuclear terrorism.

The Fissile Materials Working Group: A Case Study of How a Civil Society Group Can Impact Fissile Material Policy

March 2014

Security experts the world over agree that nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to international peace and security in the 21st century.

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