South Asia

South Asia

Stimson seeks to alleviate growing nuclear dangers in South Asia by promoting confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures, conducting innovative analysis of current dangers and future risks, empowering rising strategic analysts, conducting field research, creating new forums for India-Pakistan engagement, and promoting constructive U.S. security initiatives in the region.

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Research and Analysis

June 29, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

After testing nuclear devices in 1998, Indian and Pakistani leaders genuinely believed — or stated for the record, while suspecting otherwise — that bringing bombs out of the basement would help make the region safer and more stable.

June 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Hamza Shad , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani and Hamza Shad   A Brief History

June 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani   While Sino-Indian friction will continue, relations have improved from last year’s low, and a border standoff seems unlikely for three reasons: learning, national self-interest, and drifting U.S.-India relations.

May 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

We are pleased to announce the release of a special video series, “Retrospectives on India and Pakistan’s May 1998 Nuclear Tests,” to mark the 20th anniversary of the subcontinent’s overt nuclearization.

May 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Heather Byrne , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

In May 1998, India detonated five nuclear devices in the Thar Desert, crossing the threshold from a nuclear-capable to a nuclear-armed state. Indian Prime Minister A.B.

May 29, 2018 | EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

Earlier this year, the Trump administration suspended most security assistance, including Coalition Support Funds (CSF), to Pakistan and led the charge to place th
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