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China’s Dual-Capable Missiles: A Dangerous Feature, Not a Bug
May 13, 2020

China’s Dual-Capable Missiles: A Dangerous Feature, Not a Bug

By Ankit Panda
The DF-26 IRBM’s ability to operate conventional and nuclear warheads creates dangerous inadvertent escalation risks.

A Cold War Movie’s (Wrong) Lessons About US-China Competition
March 06, 2020

A Cold War Movie’s (Wrong) Lessons About US-China Competition

By Steven Stashwick
The Hunt for Red October's strategic errors are mirrored in U.S. assumptions about China.
Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan
October 17, 2019

Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan

Recent U.S. policy has given Japan reason to be both concerned and reassured about its security guarantees.

Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
April 23, 2019

Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations

By Ankit Panda
Political scientist Christopher Clary discusses issues pertaining to strategic stability in South Asia.

Peace Should Be Trump’s Priority at the 2nd Summit with Kim
February 26, 2019

Peace Should Be Trump’s Priority at the 2nd Summit with Kim

By John Dale Grover
With deterrence already assured, the goal should be peace, not immediate denuclearization.

India Test Fires Agni-V Nuclear-Capable ICBM
December 10, 2018

India Test Fires Agni-V Nuclear-Capable ICBM

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s most advanced nuclear-capable ICBM is slated to be inducted into service in the coming months.

India Conducts Nighttime User Trial of Agni-I Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
November 01, 2018

India Conducts Nighttime User Trial of Agni-I Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
The latest test of India's Agni-I short-range ballistic missile was successful.
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
October 24, 2018

US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge

By Ankit Panda
Is the case in Asia for conventional U.S. cruise missiles strong enough to justify the INF withdrawal?

India to Induct Most Advanced Nuclear-Tipped ICBM in December
August 21, 2018

India to Induct Most Advanced Nuclear-Tipped ICBM in December

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian military is slated to induct the Agni-V intercontinental-range ballistic missile by December, according to media reports.

India Test Fires Most Advanced Nuclear-Capable ICBM
June 04, 2018

India Test Fires Most Advanced Nuclear-Capable ICBM

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India has successfully test fired an Agni-V intercontinental-range ballistic missile on June 3.

20 Years After Pokhran-II: Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?
May 30, 2018

20 Years After Pokhran-II: Have Nuclear Weapons Made India More Secure?

By Travis Wheeler and Heather Byrne
20 years later, what are the effects of India's nuclear weapons on South Asia's security environment?
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade
April 17, 2018

China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade

By Ankit Panda
A brigade comprising at least 22 DF-26 launchers has been commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force.

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