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India Rising? The Quest for Responsible Nuclear Status



Professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada, Associate Professor in the International Relations of South Asia, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford


In a global system where many traditional great powers are undergoing domestic turmoil, opportunities for new powers to rise have emerged. With a burgeoning population and economy, and an established military with nuclear capability, India is one of the most recognised ‘rising powers’.

However, it remains unclear what role India is seeking, if any, on the global stage. In this webinar, Kate Sullivan de Estrada discusses India’s rise through the case study of their engagement with the nuclear non-proliferation agenda. She argues that India’s quest for responsible nuclear status is both a strategy aimed at accommodation within the existing global order (particularly fellow nuclear powers) and also a means of establishing a distinctive identity as a rising power.

Please note, this event is online only. Members will be able to watch the webinar from a computer or other internet-ready device and do not need to come to Chatham House to attend.