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India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Weapons

Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Thursday, May 7, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery
Devin T. Hagerty, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program at UMBC

Recent events suggest that South Asia may be trending toward yet another nuclear-tinged Indo-Pakistani crisis. Meaningful dialogue between Pakistan and India has stalled, the disputed territory of Kashmir has seen regular exchanges of fire across the Line of Control (LOC), and Indian strategic elites worry about the possibility of another Mumbai-style terrorist attack. This talk assesses the robustness of Indo-Pakistani deterrence stability and analyses the likelihood that another mass-casualty attack on Indian soil, carried out by terrorists sponsored by elements of the Pakistani state, would escalate to conventional--and perhaps nuclear--war between Pakistan and India.

Lipitz Lecture, Co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Dresher Center for the Humanities
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