Nuclear Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects

Nuclear Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 1997, ix+109

Editors: Deepa Ollapally and S. Rajagopal

Nuclear Olappally and RajagopalanIn this era of globalisation and technology flows, the nuclear field continues to retain strong barriers to international collaboration. From nuclear energy to non-proliferation however, the potential for concerted action exists. The ISSSP held a two day Seminar on November 21-22, 1996 exploring the challenges and projects for achieving mutual cooperation between states relating to all aspects of nuclear technology. This volume is based on the proceedings of the Seminar.

The seminar was attended by senior experts from the U.S., France, South Korea, Japan, India and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  A major purpose of the seminar was to approach the question of nuclear cooperation in a novel fashion by bringing international and security affairs analysts together with specialists in the areas of nuclear technology, monitoring and verification, and nuclear power. This unique gathering of scientists, technologists and defence experts was to allow consideration of both technical and political angles of nuclear cooperation. Such an approach is particularly compatible with the underlying philosophy of NIAS which is rooted in multidisciplinary method of problem solving.

The broad themes that the seminar considered included disarmament and the security link; implementation and verification of nonproliferation regimes; transfer of technology and nuclear energy. The seminar culminated with a round table on confidence building. An important point of departure for the proceedings was the Undo-U.S. relationship and the need to place it on a stable course in the nuclear arena.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
    • Preface – Deepa Ollapally and S. Rajagopal
  • Introductory Remarks
    • Recent Developments: An Indian Perspective – Raja Ramanna
    • Recent Development: An American Perspective – Thomas W. Graham
  • Current Nuclear Proliferation Realities
    • Nonproliferation, Disarmament and the Security Link – C. Raja Mohan
    • Is There a Technical Solution to Proliferation – Alfred Lecocq
  • Beyond Nuclear Proliferation: Implementing Nonproliferation Regimes
    • 93+2 Programme Proposal – David Sinden
    • International Monitoring System: A State of the Art – S. Sadasivan
    • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship and Management – Christopher Paine
  • Technology Transfer Issues
    • Globalisation and Technology Sharing – K. Kasturirangam
    • Embargo Regimes and Impact – R. Chidambaram and V. Ashok
    • The Implications of the Wassenaar Group – Brahma Chellaney
  • Nuclear Power and Technology: International Collaboration
    • Nuclear Power Development: The South Korean Experience – Hong, Jang Hee
    • Nuclear Power Development: The Indian Experience – Y.S.R Prasad
    • Comments on Nuclear Power Development in Japan – Takao Fujie
  • Summary of Roundtable

Participants: V.S Arunachalam, Thomas W. Graham, P.K. Iyengar, Alfred Lecocq, Ronald Lehman, Christopher Paine, Raja Ramanna, Jasjit Singh, A.P. Venkateswaram

Deepa Ollapally is a Fellow of the International Strategic and Security Studies Unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

S. Rajagopalan is a Visiting Fellow of the International Strategic and Security Studies Unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

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