Sunday, 3 July, 2022
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Topic: NPT

Here’s why the P5 joint statement on ‘Preventing Nuclear War’ makes all the right noises

While we can’t trust nuclear weapons to maintain peace, believing in human rationality is the greater danger.

China-Saudi nuclear pact can trigger an arms race in West Asia

Saudi Arabia's acquisition of nuclear capability would draw Turkey and Egypt to join the regional nuclear race, which might turn conflict-torn West Asia even more volatile.

India can’t afford to be defensive against China like it has been with Pakistan on terror

Avoiding war with China will cost Delhi in long run. Beijing’s LAC aggression will return.

NPT turns 50. The first half it lived a lie, the second half it saw its own demise

The Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty was meant to prevent a world catastrophe. Fifty years on, it has done nothing to avert arsenal building.

The risk of nuclear proliferation (and war) is growing

Game theory shows the world is today in greater danger of nuclear war than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

No nation can ignore the new global treaty pushed by Nobel-winning ICAN

ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning and forming a coalition of nations that adopted the legally binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

The Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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