Rajiv Nayan

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Rajiv Nayan

Senior Research Associate

Joined IDSA

May 1993

Expertise

Weapons of Mass Destruction; Arms Control; Non-proliferation; Export Control.

Education

PhD, Disarmament Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Current Project

1. Changing Global Politics of Export Control
2. Global Nuclear Governance and India

Background

Dr Rajiv Nayan is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He has been working with the Institute since 1993, where he specializes in export control, non-proliferation, and arms control. Rajiv was a Visiting Research Fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, where he published his monograph- Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia. He was also a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Philosophy in Disarmament Studies and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In his doctoral dissertation, he studied implications of the Missile Technology Control Regime for Indian security and economy. He has published his papers in academic journals, and as chapters of books. He has contributed articles to numerous newspapers. He is a member of the governing council of the International Export Controls Association, hosted by University of Georgia in Washington, DC, and a member of the Export Controls Experts Group and Multilateral security governance in Northeast Asia/North Pacific of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is also on the Executive Council of the Indian Pugwash Society. He is an Indian partner of Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) which is a Washington-based group of Non-Governmental Organisations active on nuclear security. He was a Member, Regional Network of Strategic Studies Centers Weapons of Mass Destruction/Border Security Working Group.

Select Publications

  • Export Controls and India, CSSS Occasional Papers 1/2013, King's Colloge, London.
  • Limited Wars in South Asia: Against the Nuclear Backdrop, Defence and Security Alert, January 2012
  • "The Relevance of Sanctions in the Contemporary International System: An Indian Perspective," in Greg Mills & Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, eds., New Tools for Reform and Stability? Sanctions, Conditionalities and Conflict Resolution (SAAIA, 2004).
  • "India and the Missile Technology Control Regime," in Amitabh Mattoo, ed., India's Nuclear Deterrent: Pokhran and Beyond (Har-Anand Publishers, New Delhi, 1998).
  • Non-Proliferation Issues in South Asia, Occasional Paper 32 (Japan Institute of International Affairs, March 2005).
  • "Trends of the Missile Technology Control Regime," Strategic Analysis, September 1998.
  • "Chemical Weapons Convention: The Challenges Ahead," Strategic Analysis, March 1998.

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