Siddharth Mallavarapu

Articles by Siddharth Mallavarapu

24 October 2013

Nuclear detonations: Contemplating catastrophe

Siddharth MallavarapuJaime Aguirre GómezRobert Mtonga

A nuclear detonation's aftermath would be ghastly. Mitigating the humanitarian disaster would stretch the resources of any nation. But what would a detonation mean for countries that struggle merely to feed their people? For nations where disaster preparedness is often an unaffordable luxury?

4 October 2013

Assessing the available levers

The author considers the steps that countries without nuclear weapons might take to force countries with such weapons to disarm.

12 September 2013

How to make the case

Responding to a discussion on the ways in which a nuclear detonation would constitute a disaster for poor countries' development prospects, the author questions why so little attention has been devoted to nuclear renunciation.

4 September 2013

Monumental failure in an interconnected world

Imagining the aftermath of a nuclear detonation, the author argues that developing countries would be most affected along three dimensions: exacerbation of poor nutritional conditions, lost livelihoods, and public health.