J. Sri Raman

Articles by J. Sri Raman

8 December 2010

Obama's India visit: The nuclear outcome

J. Sri Raman

When President Barack Obama visited India in November, there was no shortage of media attention. What did receive less than due notice during the visit, however, was a US-India nuclear initiative that promoted nuclear diplomacy between the two countries. The question now is whether this is a relationship to foster nuclear disarmament -- or whether this is simply the beginning of India's membership into the nuclear club.

1 October 2009

The U.S.-India nuclear deal--one year later

J. Sri Raman

October 8 marks the one-year anniversary of former President George W. Bush signing into law the so-called U.S.-India nuclear deal. The deal proved controversial from its inception because it ended a 34-year U.S. ban on nuclear trade with India, a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). And yet despite heavy criticism of the deal--especially from arms control and disarmament advocates--one year later, it appears solidly entrenched as long-term policy.