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Michael Krepon

Changing ties

Changing ties

The US may not compete with China for influence in Pakistan. Published Dec 11, 2016 01:05am
Enemy images

Enemy images

The US has been insensitive in its dealings with Pakistan. Published Jul 25, 2016 01:48am
End of illusions

End of illusions

Pakistan’s equities in the US have shrunk. Updated Jun 05, 2016 07:51am
Nuclear mainstream

Nuclear mainstream

More N-arms will not deter India to a greater extent. Updated May 20, 2016 08:28pm
Nuclear safety

Nuclear safety

The US has a one-point safety standard for its N-weapons. Published Apr 28, 2015 02:50am
Nuclear triangle

Nuclear triangle

Deterrence stability may prove elusive in Asia. Published Mar 03, 2015 01:45am
A nuclear myth

A nuclear myth

Nuclear deterrence stability is a mirage. Published Aug 03, 2014 01:41am

Nuclear normalcy

N-weapons are no help with internal security. Published Apr 24, 2014 06:15am

Perils of punditry

US COMMENTARY on nuclear developments in Pakistan and India is usually not well received on the subcontinent. One... Published Jan 16, 2014 07:39am

While diplomacy dawdles

WHILE diplomacy between Pakistan and India dawdles, nuclear capabilities are moving forward at a brisk pace. Since... Published Dec 19, 2013 07:07am

Afghanistan’s shadow

PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif and the civilian advisers accompanying him received the red carpet treatment when they... Published Oct 29, 2013 07:32am

Nuclear weapons competition

EVERY state possessing nuclear weapons has difficulty answering the question, ‘How much is enough?’ It’s natural to think that more weapons will result in more security because nuclear weapons are so fearsome and because it’s hard to know what hand the co Published Jan 01, 2013 12:05am

Guns, drones and butter

THERE is no shortage of young talent with restless intellectual energy and entrepreneurial skills in Pakistan. Natural resources are untapped. Despite its economic travails, Pakistan has a middle class that can grow if markets grow. Published Oct 25, 2012 12:20am

The time is right for ‘rules of the road’ in the cosmos

WASHINGTON, Aug 19: China is at the cusp of its “SALT moment” with the United States. Moscow and Washington were at a similar juncture in 1969, when the strategic arms limitation talks got underway. Published Aug 19, 2012 08:17pm

Unwarranted assessments

THE civil-nuclear agreement announced in 2005 by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was declared to be a boon for US-India relations and a grave threat to Pakistan’s national Published Jul 23, 2012 12:05am

Sideshow becomes the main event

NEGOTIATIONS over the cost of hauling freight from Karachi port to Afghanistan and the wording of a statement of regret or apology over the Salala deaths have become demeaning to everyone involved. Published Jun 18, 2012 11:03pm

Increased trade to spur growth

PAKISTAN and India have not fared well over the past two decades in negotiating confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures. Published May 14, 2012 12:03am

The big shift in South Asia

SINCE the Cold War ended, no region has experienced more shocks or a more significant reorientation in US foreign policy than South Asia. The big shift was enabled by the demise of the Soviet Union and New Delhi’s Published Mar 21, 2012 07:30pm

Pakistan and the FMCT

PAKISTAN is blocking the start of negotiations of a global halt to the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. Published Feb 14, 2012 11:45pm