Canada Must Go Slow on Nuclear Deal with India

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It didn’t take Canada long to try to cash in on its support for the Nuclear Suppliers Group decision last Fall to open the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35 year ban. Others have been even quicker off the mark. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

Conditioning Nuclear Co-operation with India

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Last fall, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, with Canada’s support, opened the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35-year ban, and there was little doubt that Canadian industry would soon try to join the global rush to go through it. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: Time for Plan B

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 08-4 Author Ernie Regehr While ultimately unsuccessful, recent action at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) saw at least some brave attempts to preserve a core nuclear nonproliferation principle – namely, that civilian nuclear cooperation is to be reserved for states that honour the global norm against nuclear weapons and adhere to full-scope safeguards administered by the International Atomic Energy …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: Time for Plan B

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 While ultimately unsuccessful, recent action at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) saw at least some brave attempts to preserve a core nuclear nonproliferation principle – namely, that civilian nuclear cooperation is to be reserved for states that honour the global norm against nuclear weapons and adhere to full-scope safeguards …

Principle, or Pragmatism? India wants international rules bent to allow it access to nuclear materials

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record When the international Nuclear Suppliers Group meets later this week in Vienna, India will be looking for an end to its 34-year exclusion from international nuclear co-operation and trade. India wants unfettered access to the global civilian nuclear market, notably to import badly needed uranium from places like Canada, notwithstanding its …

Getting a Non-Proliferation Payoff from India

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly When mainstream candidates for the U.S. presidency begin inserting calls for a world free of nuclear weapons into their stump speeches, you know nuclear disarmament is finally making it as a topic for polite company. But it is traditional disarmament champions like Canada and New Zealand who will be …

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the Foreign Minister on the NSG, NPT and the India deal August 5, 2008 The Honourable David Emerson Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Canada Dear Minister, We write out of our concern regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s (NSG) to deal with the request, put forward by the United …

Decision Time for the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Deal

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 08-3 Author Ernie Regehr The on-again, off-again US-India civilian nuclear cooperation deal is on again. It still threatens key and hard-won nonproliferation standards. And while there was a possibility that it would languish and eventually fade away in the face of strong opposition within India itself, it now appears poised to scale that hurdle and force the international community …

Decision Time for India’s Nuclear Exemption

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by The Globe and Mail So the on-again, off-again U.S.-India civilian nuclear co-operation deal is back on, although just barely. Tuesday, after a raucous two-day debate complete with cash-for-votes charges, the Indian Parliament voted confidence in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government and the nuclear deal on which he staked his administration. The deal is intended to …

Canada, India and Changing the Nonproliferation Rules

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2007 Volume 28 Issue 2 By virtue of India’s unauthorized use of Canadian-origin technology, Canada has figured prominently, if unwillingly, in five decades of Indian nuclear weapons development. Now, a proposal to exempt India from prevailing nuclear cooperation restrictions could mean either a reinforcement of that pattern or a chance for Canada to channel …