Sannia Abdullah

Counter-Point: Counting Nukes? An Irrational Approach to Nuclear Deterrence

in China, Deterrence, India, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Point Counter-Point • 2 Responses

 Point, Counter-Point:  Counting Nukes – numerical parity essential for nuclear deterrence? Earlier in this series: Point: Nuclear Parity a Necessity for Nuclear Deterrence – a case study of Pakistan and India Counter-Point: numerical parity is not essential for nuclear deterrence Point: Nuclear parity ensures strategic stability ***   States embroiled in mutual rivalry have limited strategic

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Faiqa Mahmood

Pakistan’s Violent Cycles of Sectarianism

in Militancy, Pakistan, Policy, Security, Terrorism • 2 Responses

  On February 13, 2015, four suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque during Friday prayers, killing 19 and injuring more than 40 people. The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to the recent hanging of one of their members. While this particular attack may have been triggered by the military

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Tridivesh Singh Maini

Modi’s cricket diplomacy: A sense of deja-vu

in Cooperation, Culture, India, Negotiations, Pakistan • 1 Response

  The recent phone call (on February 13) made by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, is being considered an important icebreaker. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to wish his team good luck in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the Indian PM also made a reference

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Reshmi Kazi

Point: Nuclear parity ensures strategic stability

in Deterrence, India, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Point Counter-Point • 4 Responses

 Point, Counter-Point:  Counting Nukes – numerical parity essential for nuclear deterrence? Earlier in this series: Point: Nuclear Parity a Necessity for Nuclear Deterrence – a case study of Pakistan and India Counter-Point: numerical parity is not essential for nuclear deterrence ***   The latest SIPRI figures show that as of early 2014, the nine nuclear

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Rabia Akhtar

Pakistan, India, and China after the U.S. Drawdown from Afghanistan: A Visiting Fellow Report

and in Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan, Visiting Fellows • 1 Response

South Asian Voices, a project of the Stimson Center, is a website featuring commentary and debate from a generation of rising strategic analysts in India and Pakistan. Articles cover a variety of issues, including Indian and Pakistani external relations, India-Pakistan nuclear dynamics, nuclear security, energy issues, political events, and non-traditional security concerns. Stimson selects from

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