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Asia Pacific Politics

India’s Bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Becoming a member of the exclusive Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) would be a major coup Modi as his government heads into general elections in 2019. While most of  48 members have endorsed the Indian bid, China continues to veto India’s ability to join the Group by stating it is not an Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory.

Asia Pacific Security

Trump’s Asia tour: don’t expect any breakthroughs on North Korea

Dominating the agenda of Trump’s Asia tour is the looming threat from North Korea. Yet his bellicose posture is likely to be an impediment to diplomacy.

Asia Pacific Security

Why a nuclear Japan would not solve the North Korea threat

Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, some believe a North Korea-US war is a ‘real possibility’. It has been suggested that Japan should support the US and stabilize the

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Nuclear summit brings leaders to Washington D.C. Mixed data on U.S. economy. Fed Reserve chair speaks. U.S. unemployment might fall. China releases manufacturing data. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Nuclear security summit

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Forecasting China’s nuclear industry growth in 2016

Despite appearing poised to miss key nuclear industry goals throughout the majority of 2015, a late-December push from Beijing towards significant expansion suggests that China’s nuclear industry is positioned for notable

Middle East/North Africa Politics

How do Iranians feel about the nuclear deal?

A great deal has been written on the economic impact this will have and the related political and financial risks associated with the opening up of Iran.  However, much less

North America Security

The Pentagon’s New Nuclear Gravity Bomb

Despite its advertisement as a low-yield, lower-risk alternative to existing missile models, the recently tested B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb presents several risks that may in fact elevate the threat of

Europe Security

The Nuclear Implications of Turkey-Russia Tensions

Turkey’s downing of a Russian aircraft presents the threat of economic and geopolitical consequences for both nations. Among these consequences, the potential cancellation of a nuclear power agreement poses a feasible

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Opportunities in China’s nuclear revival

Shifts in the energy industry and commodity markets have meant a consistent decline for the nuclear industry in the West. Recent developments in China however, have signaled that the PRC

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Russia-Iran weapons sale a deal of mutual opportunity

The Kremlin’s decision last week to lift a ban on the sale of the S-300 air-defense missile system to Iran has sparked widespread political backlash from those who fear Iran’s growing