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

One way forward is to move away from prohibiting possession to discouraging their use. At Takshashila, we have advocated a Global No First Use (GNFU) treaty that can help reduce the risk of an accidental nuclear war. This will create the...

Aditya Ramanathan in an India Ahead News Panel Discussion on Nuclear No First Use

Aditya Ramanathan, researcher at The Takshashila Institution, was part of a panel on India Ahead News on 17 August 2019. The panel discussed defence minister Rajnath Singh’s comments on India’s nuclear no first use (NFU) policy. Sana Khan hosted the...

Takshashila Discussion Document: Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first use policies and the challenges involved in maintaining such a...