Perils of Proliferation: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons to South Asia
In May 1998, India and Pakistan came out of the nuclear closest, both testing a nuclear weapons and both boasting of the ability to retaliate if necessary against their neighbors. What have been the consequences of nuclear proliferation in South Asia? Will the spread of nuclear weapons result in a stable deterrent relationship or an increase in the likelihood of accidental nuclear war? Professor Sagan will analyze the recent writings about Indian and Pakistani emerging nuclear doctrines and present new evidence on problems in the nuclear command and control systems of the newest nuclear powers.