Nuclear Dynamics and Crisis Management in South Asia

Against a backdrop of improved conventional military options and growing nuclear capabilities, India and Pakistan are now engaged in preliminary diplomatic and military sparring over Kashmir. Firing across the Line of Control dividing Kashmir has escalated considerably and state elections will soon be held in the region. The promise of improved India-Pakistan relations just a few months ago has quickly dissipated. Stimson invites you to join us in previewing two essays from a forthcoming publication focusing on nuclear dynamics and crisis management in South Asia. These essays continue a quarter century of the Center’s examination of deterrence stability, escalation control, and crisis management on the subcontinent.

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WHAT: On-the-record discussion with Shashank Joshi and Moeed Yusuf on potential changes to India’s nuclear doctrine and the evolving dynamics of nuclear brinkmanship in South Asia.

WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC, 20036

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00 PM 

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Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

Joshi is a Senior Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute where he focuses on South Asia and the Middle East. He has been published in outlets including the Washington Quarterly, Survival, RUSI Journal, Orbis, Current History, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University, and holds degrees from Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Director of South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace

Yusuf is the Director of South Asia Programs at The US Institute of Peace where his current research focuses on youth and democratic institutions in Pakistan and policy options to mitigate militancy in the region. Before joining USIP, Yusuf was a fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, and concurrently a research fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at Harvard Kennedy School. He has previously taught at the defense and strategic studies department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan.

Michael Krepon, Co-Founder and Senior Associate, The Stimson Center
Krepon is a Co-Founder of Stimson and Senior Associate in the South Asia and Space Security program. He worked previously at the Carnegie Endowment, the State Department, and on Capitol Hill. His areas of expertise are reducing nuclear dangers — with a regional specialization in South Asia — and improving national and international security in outer space. He has written over 400 articles and is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Deterrence Stability and Escalation Control in South Asia.

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. Founded in 1989, Stimson is celebrating 25 years of building effective security solutions through pragmatic research and innovative analysis.

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