In this South Asian Voices virtual roundtable Dr. Nina Tannenwald, Dr. Manpreet Sethi, and Dr. Sannia Abdullah examine the role of the nuclear taboo in India and Pakistan. The webinar responds to Nina Tannenwald’s Stimson Center policy paper, “23 Years of Nonuse: Does the Nuclear Taboo Constrain India and Pakistan?” and a subsequent South Asian Voices review series.
During this roundtable conversation, panelists discuss whether the nonuse of nuclear weapons in South Asia over the past two decades can be attributed to normative concerns, the impact of nationalist rhetoric and global arms control norms on the nuclear taboo in India and Pakistan, and how the nuclear taboo can be strengthened going forward.
Dr. Sannia Abdullah Close, Research Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow and Head of the Nuclear Security Project, Centre for Airpower Studies, New Delhi
Dr. Nina Tannenwald, Director of International Relations, Brown University
Brigitta Schuchert, Managing Editor, South Asian Voices
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