Threat Or Use Of Nuclear Weapons: Violation Of The Right To Life
Ms Sreoshi Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
02 January 2019: According to the UN Human Rights Committee’s new General Comment No. 36 (2018) on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on the right to life,…Read more

Six Months After The Singapore Summit: ‘Sanctions And Setbacks’
Ms. Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
07 January 2019: In his New Year’s speech, the North Korean leader has expressed his willingness to have a second summit with President Trump. This could usher a new era of hope and prosperity for the prospect of de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,…Read more

Water Crisis Alert: China’s Existing Security Threat
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Associate, CAPS
18 Jan 2019: Satellite data displays rapid glacier disappearance in the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region….Read more


The Asean’s Response To Rohingya Crisis
Mr Jayesh Khatu, Research Associate, CAPS
15 February 2019: The Singapore Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, in the Singapore parliament recently issued statements explaining why it was not possible for Singapore or the ASEAN to impose a deadline on Myanmar to start the process for repatriation of Rohingyas….Read more

Exploring The Larger Canvas That Led To Pulwama Attack
Dr.Shalini Chawla, Senior Fellow, CAPS
21-Feb-2019: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message to India on February 19th, blatantly denied Pakistan’s role in the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel. The attack has generated a lot of grief and anger within India…Read more

APRIL 2019

Indian Bio-Jet Flight Plan: Ready To Take-Off
Wg Cdr Asheesh Shrivastava, Research Fellow, CAPS
20 April 2019: On April 05, 2019, the government of India notified an amendment to the Indian Standards for Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), commercially known as IS:1571, ATF, Kerosine Type, Jet-A-1-Specifications….Read more

MAY 2019

De-Nuclearisation In Korean Peninsula: Looking In The Same Direction Or Looking At Each Other?
Ms Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
06 May 2019: On May the fourth, North Korea tested a new short-range missile. It is important that this is the first missile test that North Korea conducted after the recent breakup of nuclear talks at Hanoi between US-DPRK….Read more

Looking Ahead At The Npt Revcon 2020 Through The Recent Prepcom
Ms Sreoshi Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
29 May 2019: In 2020, the NPT will complete 50 years in force. With 191 States parties, it is widely considered to be the foundation of the global nuclear governance regime covering nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear energy….Read more

JUNE 2019

Green Development: China’s Uppermost Priority
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Associate, CAPS
25 June 2019: The 2019 annual general meeting (AGM) of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) assembled on 2- 5 June in Hangzhou, China weighed on consequences from the eight Special Policy Studies (SPS) organized during 2018….Read more

JULY 2019

Effective Communication: Key to Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy
Ms Zoya Akthar Fathima, Research Associate, CAPS
22 July 2019: In June 2019, HBO in association with Sky UK came out with a five part mini- series on one of the deadliest accidents in history: the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986….Read more

Failed Coup Attempt Leaves PM Abiy’s Reforms at Risk in Ethiopia
Dr. Sarvsureshth Dhammi, Research Associate, CAPS
23 July 2019: The coup attempt on June 22, 2019, spreads the air of uncertainty in Ethiopia after the killing of five senior officials of the country. The Ethiopian Army Chief of Staff…Read more

Myanmar’s Peace Process: More process than peace
Mr.Jayesh Khatu, Research Associate, CAPS
24 July 2019: The Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military, has extended its unilateral ceasefire to August 31, 2019 for facilitating negotiations among ethnic armed groups and the government of Myanmar aiming at national reconciliation….Read more

Don’t allow the QUAD to die
Dr. Joshy M. Paul, Research Fellow, CAPS
25 July 2019: In the trilateral meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit held in Osaka in June, they vowed to consider an inclusive approach for the Indo-Pacific to build peace and stability in the region….Read more


White paper on China’s Military – Of Trapped Transitions and High Aspirations
Ms Bhavna Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS
17 August 2019: The Chinese government brought out its 10th Military White Paper on 24 July 2019. Though a White paper on defence used to be released every alternative year, this is the first time that there has been a long interlude after 2015….Read more

Crimes In And From Outer Space: Some Jurisdictional Issues
Prof (Dr.) G. S. Sachdeva, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS
29 August 2019: Media has recently reported a case of crime committed by an astronaut (Anne McClain) in and from outer space. This is the first of its kind and a relatively simple case….Read more

What Trump Gets Right About Russia
Mr. Carl Jaison, Research Associate, CAPS
30 August 2019: Germany’s first chancellor Otto von Bismarck famously remarked that the secret of politics is to make a good treaty with Russia. Although short-lived, the Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia in 1887 sought to delineate the spheres of influence…Read More


Akademik Lomonosov: Floating Chernobyl or the Floating Light Bearer?
Ms. Zoya Akthar Fathima, Research Associate, CAPS
17 September 2019: On September 14, 2019 Russia’s Akademic Lomonosov, the world’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) reached Pevek – the northernmost, remote town in Russia after a 4000 mile journey from the port city of Murmansk….Read more


Mission Chandrayaan2: Failures Teach What Success Cannot
Dr G S Sachdeva, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS
08 October 2019: Euphoria over the launch of Chandrayaan 2, so hyped by the media on ISRO briefings and the implicitly assumed success of the mission, has died down by now….Read more

U.S. Presidential Elections 2020: How Can the U.S. Do Business with Russia Differently?
Mr. Carl Jaison, Research Associate, CAPS
14 October 2019: American foreign policy towards Russia has consistently featured as a priority issue during every pre-election season, and it would once again be of particular interest in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election….Read more

China Fields New Nuclear Arsenals
Ms Sanjana Gogna, Research Associate, CAPS
15 October 2019: The 70th-anniversary parade of the People’s Republic of China held on October 1 reveals China’s current nuclear thinking and threat perception. The nuclear weapons debuted during the parade, namely the DF-41 and the JL-2…Read more


Forget About The South China Sea, Mekong River Delta Is The Real (Water) Conflict
Ms Ishka Yadav, Research Associate, CAPS
13 November 2019: For years, the South China Sea territorial issue has influenced Southeast Asia’s security strategy. The extremity of disputes over key sea lines transporting up to one-third of world trade, costing US$5 trillion yearly, has made bitter connections between Southeast Asian claimant countries and China….Read more


Will the Islamic State’s ideology outlive al-Baghdadi in Afghanistan?
Mr Saurav Sarkar, Research Associate, CAPS
06 December 2019: The killing of Osama bin Laden did not cease al-Qaeda’s activities, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death (founder of al-Qaeda in Iraq, precursor to IS) did not prevent the rise of IS and al-Baghdadi’s death is unlikely to restrict the influence of IS in South-Central Asia….Read more

India and RCEP: India’s Recalcitrance and The Way Ahead
Ms Urmi Tat, Research Associate, CAPS
11 Dec 2019: India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the Bangkok Summit recently, citing harm to domestic and national interest, has sprouted spirited debate….Read more