India’s acceptance crucial in legitimising Japan’s military ambitions

The finalisation of the Indo-Japan nuclear deal will be the main takeaway for most people of this year’s summit meeting between the two prime ministers, Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe. There is no getting away from the importance of this agreement. One, because reactor cores in almost every nuclear plant made in the world come from Japan and so such a deal is a necessity for nuclear commerce with almost everyone else in the world. Buying a reactor from the US or France is impossible without Tokyo’s concurrence. Two, India’s ambitious carbon emission targets under the Paris agreement have brought nuclear power back into the energy equation. Solar and wind cannot provide baseload power. Nuclear is the only carbon-free way to satisfy that all important need.


By Kim Shtern

The current international environment is largely characterized by the influence of a number of factors of instability. Continue to expand the zone of conflict in various parts of the globe, forming a new range of challenges in the global economy, new challenges are emerging demographic and civilizational character. An effective solution to these problems necessitate the revision of the current in the twentieth century system of views and concerns improving the tools, both in the economy and in politics.