“Deterrence in Southern Asia” Course Launch

You are invited to the launch of Stimson South Asia’s latest online course, “Deterrence in Southern Asia,” with a panel discussion on rising military and strategic competition across the region. We are excited to welcome experts and “Deterrence in Southern Asia” course lecturers Rabia Akhtar, Chris Clary, Happymon Jacob, and Tong Zhao to discuss and assess the state of deterrence across the U.S.-China-India-Pakistan strategic chain and share their perspectives on crisis stability in this region in the 21st century.


Tong Zhao, Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center

Tong Zhao is based in Beijing at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on strategic security issues, such as nuclear weapons policy, deterrence, arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, hypersonic weapons, and China’s security and foreign policy.

Rabia Akhtar, Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore

Rabia Akhtar is a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs and is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council South Asia Center.

Christopher Clary, Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany

Christopher Clary’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation, U.S. defense policy, and the politics of South Asia. He is an assistant professor of political science at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Happymon Jacob teaches courses on nuclear disarmament, India’s foreign policy, national security and international relations. Jacob is a columnist with The Hindu, India’s leading English language daily, and hosts a weekly show on national security on The

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Zeba Fazli, Research Associate, Stimson Center

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