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The Indian Space Programme: A Brief History

This is a brief historical narrative about the evolution of the Indian Space program by Kartik Bommakanti. According to the author, Vikram Sarabhai, the late Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) played a key role in expansion of the ISRO that achieved the “requisite technical proficiency for Research and Development (R&D) of all complex satellite systems.”

That’s all Folks – Why Russia is Most Likely Finished with Annexations (for now)

In this analysis, Dr. Simon Leitch downplays the risk of Russia’s further extension beyond Crimea.In Leitch’s words: “If I were in Putin’s shoes right now I would be happy with things the way they are. Crimea in the pocket, NATO humiliated and Ukraine politically divided – it’s a good week’s work for the Kremlin.”

More is Not Better – Why Kenneth Waltz is Wrong on Nuclear Proliferation

The American Political Scientist Kenneth Waltz in his 1981 controversial paper ‘The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better’ argued that proliferation of nuclear weapons would discourage countries to engage in a nuclear war as the cost of conflict would be too high to be profitable. In this essay Liam Maddrell rejects Kenneth Walz and explains why Waltz was wrong.