India is a clear outlier in the global nuclear community. Though the South Asian nation possesses nuclear weapons, it refused to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.For decades, signatories of the NPT labeled India an outcast. But power dynamics shifted in 2008, when the U.S.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement
This week we’re looking at nuclear power around the world, in light of the growing crisis at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Today, we focus on an outlier in the nuclear community: India. The south Asian nation possesses nuclear weapons but never signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).