Southern Asia is undergoing a significant transformation in the strategic force postures of its principal states. In China and India, the growth of nuclear capabilities is accompanied by the development of ballistic missile defense systems; and in Pakistan, this growth is occurring against a backdrop of domestic crises and rising radicalization. These developments raise pressing questions about the future of deterrence stability and the security relationships among these countries.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the National Institute for Public Policy hosted a half-day meeting to examine these challenges and their implications for the United States.
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About the Asia Program
The Carnegie Asia Program in Washington and Beijing studies disruptive security, governance, and technological risks that threaten peace and growth in the Asia Pacific region.
About the South Asia Program
The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region’s security, economy, and political development. From India’s domestic political economy to Sino-Indian rivalry to U.S. engagement with India, the Program’s renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia’s most critical challenges.
About the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
The Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs focuses on the pressing international security challenges of the emerging world order, especially U.S. foreign policy and relationships in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The Chair was established in April 2017 in recognition of Ratan N. Tata’s leadership on Carnegie’s Board of Trustees and his role in taking Indian industry beyond its national borders to create a global brand, emphasizing innovation as the hallmark of commercial success, and contributing to the building of U.S.-India ties.