RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

August 30, 2017 | Opinion | War on the Rocks

Though comparatively unnoticed in Washington policymaking circles, “Southern Asia” and the broader Indian Ocean region form one of the most competitive strategic environments in the world. This article is the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort),” a series organized with the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program to unpack the range of competitive dynamics in Southern Asia today. READ MORE

The continuation of the conflict in Afghanistan weakens US leverage over Pakistan, partly due to a continued dependence on Pakistan for air and ground lines of communication into Afghanistan. US national security advisor Lieutenant General H.R. READ MORE

January 26, 2017 | Stimson Spotlight

By Michael Krepon and Travis Wheeler READ MORE

Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb is a free Stimson Open Online Course (SOOC). READ MORE

August 23, 2016 | Opinion | War on the Rocks

Some 18 years ago, India and Pakistan conducted successive nuclear tests, joining China as Southern Asia’s three overt nuclear powers and transforming the region into a nuclear trilemma. READ MORE

June 1, 2016 | Opinion | The Diplomat

According to the Pentagon, China has started to place multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles, or MIRVs, on its DF-5B missile. READ MORE

In the second nuclear age, no less than the first, there are no realistic prospects for banning multiple-warhead missiles. China has started to deploy such missiles, and India and Pakistan are likely to cross this threshold as well. READ MORE

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