• Op-Ed

    Being Unneighbourly

    Hostilities between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen due to several factors over the last twelve months.

    • Event

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    • Daniel S. Markey, T.C.A. Raghavan
    • July 02, 2016
    • New Delhi

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project may be based on economic principles, but broader strategic and security interests are driving both Beijing and Islamabad.

    • Regional Insight

    India’s Nuclear Doctrine Debate

    • Rajesh Rajagopalan
    • June 30, 2016

    Though there continue to be significant disagreements within the Indian strategic community about many elements of nuclear doctrine, the debate no longer produces new ideas about how to deal with the most pressing dilemma that New Delhi faces: countering Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons.

    • Regional Insight

    Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Their Impact on Stability

    • Mansoor Ahmed
    • June 30, 2016

    In the current environment, the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons by Pakistan in response to India’s limited war strategy is only a means of reinforcing deterrence and enhancing stability at the higher level of conflict by inducing instability at the lower levels.

    • Regional Insight

    Pakistan’s Nuclear Force Structure in 2025

    • Naeem Salik
    • June 30, 2016

    Pakistan’s nuclear posture and the size of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal have been subjects of considerable speculation and debate since Pakistan first tested nuclear weapons, and increasingly so in recent years.

    • Regional Insight

    Pakistan’s Nuclear Use Doctrine

    • Sadia Tasleem
    • June 30, 2016

    A close look at official statements, interviews, and developments related to nuclear weapons provide substantive clues about the contours of Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine in practice

    • Regional Insight

    The Price of Nonconventional Security

    • Asim Bashir Khan
    • June 30, 2016

    Although military security is no doubt essential for Pakistan, it is high time for the state to assign a high priority to investing in human capital, lest the country’s miserable state of human development continue indefinitely.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Central Asia, and the United States

    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization will likely become less functional and coherent as the group gets bigger. Form will start to drive function, and the group will begin to search for a purpose.

    • Op-Ed

    Time for India to Move to Shed Its Other ‘Hesitations of History’, Especially Towards China, Pakistan

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi consolidates the strategic partnership with the United States, critics and doubters have questions about the cost of becoming real friends with America.

    • Report

    Perspectives on the Evolving Nuclear Order

    The global nuclear order appears increasingly tense, primarily because many states feel that the structure and distribution of benefits is unjust. Among the states that will determine how the nuclear order will adapt, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Pakistan are particularly important.

Carnegie Experts on

  • expert thumbnail - Dalton
    Toby Dalton
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.
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    Frederic Grare
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Grare is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.
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    Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.
  • expert thumbnail - Mohan
    C. Raja Mohan
    Carnegie India
    A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
  • expert thumbnail - Nakhle
    Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.
  • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
    George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies
    Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.
  • expert thumbnail - Schulte
    Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.
  • expert thumbnail - Shah
    Aqil Shah
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Aqil Shah is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Tellis
    Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.
  • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
    Petr Topychkanov
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
    Milan Vaishnav
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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