Abhishek Verma

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  • Mr Abhishek Verma is a Research Analyst in the Internal Security Centre at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Inheriting the Bomb: The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine

    The book, Inheriting the Bomb: The Collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament of Ukraine by Mariana Budjeryn explores the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of nuclear disarmament in Ukraine, the world’s third-largest strategic nuclear weapon State. More broadly, it aims at understanding how the confluence of power and the international normative environment reinforce each other in order to shape nuclear decision-making in particular and international politics in general.

    May-June 2023

    Changing State Perception of Nuclear Deterrence in Japan and South Korea

    With increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats, and Chinese nuclear force modernisation, the prospects of indigenous nuclear weapons acquisition by Japan and South Korea cannot be ruled out.

    August 03, 2023

    Khalistan Movement: Recent Activities and Indian Response

    The inaction of countries like Canada to rein in the Khalistani separatists have been straining their relations with India.

    July 26, 2023

    G20, G7 and Nuclear Diplomacy

    India and Japan as Chairs of the G20 and G7 respectively can play a key role in ensuring that global nuclear instability is effectively managed.

    May 19, 2023

    The Washington Declaration and US–South Korea Relations

    The Washington Declaration reflects yet another effort by the US and South Korea to present a united front against North Korean nuclear and missile sabre rattling.

    May 10, 2023

    China’s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage

    One of the major drivers of China’s growth has been technological advancements either through indigenous innovations or technology imports through legal, illegal and extra-legal means. Gradually, the Chinese thought process has given way to the idea of technological dominance to challenge the great powers including the United States. The volume China’s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage edited by William C. Hannas and Didi Kirsten Tatlow with contributions from seventeen specialists reflects upon China’s rise as a neo-totalitarian technological power.

    March 2022