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Arka Biswas

Arka Biswas is Junior Fellow, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation. He is currently pursuing projects on nuclear developments in Iran, India’s nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy, and India’s membership in the export control groups. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center. He is a Physics graduate and has Masters in International Relations. His work has appeared in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and The National Interest, among others. 

Articles by Arka Biswas (3)

  • Why Beijing is wrong about Indian accession to the Nuclear Suppliers Group

    With the annual plenary of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) coming up this month, Beijing's objection to India's inclusion into the Group has become a concern for New Delhi. Debate on the prospects of India's entry into the 48-member, consensus-based NSG has heated up over the fact that India is not a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
  • What India has learnt about export control politics

    India's journey toward integration in the global non-proliferation and export control architecture hit a road-block in October when Italy is understood to have blocked India’s membership application to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). MTCR is one of the four global groupings that form a critical part of this export control architecture. It deals with non-proliferation of missile and related items and technologies that can be used to deliver weapons of mass destruction.
  • North Korea's rocket launch: Provocative but no change to balance of threat

    While the US, South Korea and Japan discuss possible responses to North Korea’s 'provocations', it's important is to assess how the recent rocket launch affected the status-quo in the region. Confirmed by the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), North Korea successfully launched the Unha space vehicle on 7 February, placing satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite in a non-geostationary orbit.