Resources for Further Research

Compelling policy analysis utilizes empirical evidence. South Asian Voices (SAV) is hosted by the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Explore the empirical Stimson research resources below to learn more about: crises, confidence-building measures, defense spending, military modernization, nuclear weapons, and non-state actor violence on the subcontinent. The Editors of SAV encourage contributors to utilize and cite the resources below and to build upon them by collecting and visualizing new data.


Confidence Building Measures

Military Budgets

Read analysis on the trajectories, priorities, and risks of military budgets in India and Pakistan here.

Nuclear & Radiological Material Insecurity: Terrorism & Facilities


Interact with the full map and data set here:
Read analysis on the dangers of nuclear and radiological insecurity by Stimson researchers HERE.

Ballistic Missiles in South Asia

See more resources from the Stimson Center open online course, “Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb” here:

 Voter Turnout and Stone Pelting in Kashmir (2014)

“Upon closer examination of elections and political resistance activity, we find a strong negative correlation between voter participation and stone-pelting.”
Read analysis on political sub-violence in Kashmir by Stimson researchers HERE.