WBEZ | non-proliferation treaty http://www.wbez.org/tags/non-proliferation-treaty Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en India’s singular nuclear history and implications of U.S.-India nuclear energy deal http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/india%E2%80%99s-singular-nuclear-history-and-implications-us-india-nuclear-energ <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-29/India.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><p>For decades, signatories of the NPT labeled India an outcast. But power dynamics shifted in 2008, when the U.S. backed away from a decades-long moratorium on nuclear trade with India.</p><p>We speak to <a href="http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ealldrp/members/ganguly.html" target="_blank">Sumit Ganguly</a>, the director of research at Indiana University’s <a href="http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ecags/index.shtml" target="_blank">Center for American and Global Security</a>, about India’s unique role as a nuclear power.</p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/india%E2%80%99s-singular-nuclear-history-and-implications-us-india-nuclear-energ Worldview 7.29.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72911 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-july/2011-07-29/japan1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.” <a href="http://web.ics.purdue.edu/%7Edaldrich/" target="_blank">Daniel Aldrich</a>, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement and examines what a nuclear-free Japan would look like. And we examine nuclear power in India. The nuclear nation never signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, making it an outcast among NPT nations for decades. The situation changed in 2008, when the U.S. reversed its ban on nuclear trade with India and the countries began to cooperate. <a href="http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ealldrp/members/ganguly.html" target="_blank">Sumit Ganguly</a>, director of research at <a href="http://www.indiana.edu/%7Ecags/index.shtml" target="_blank">Indiana University’s Center for American and Global Security</a>, discusses India’s evolving energy sector.</p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72911