India and Pakistan need more than incremental steps toward peace and stability in South Asia—they must also make symbolic leaps.
Reducing nuclear risks was a signature issue in President Obama’s first term. However, following a series of successes in 2010, progress has stalled.
The governments driving the new Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative should consider pressing states to clarify the roles they assign to nuclear weapons and exploring a standard of use.
As U.S. and Russian arsenals are built down, consideration must be given to multilateral nuclear restraint.
The story of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development remains in dispute, with a rich literature of colorful and differing accounts.
Deterrence stability is a better framework for conceptualizing and redressing the nuclear challenge in South Asia than focusing on preventing "loose nukes" and nuclear terrorism.
As China and India’s nuclear and conventional capabilities evolve, there is a growing need to establish an open dialogue to overcome misperceptions and opacity surrounding each country’s nuclear posture.
India and Pakistan are entangled in a long-standing security competition, but they are chasing vastly different goals—and certainly aren't locked in an arms race.
It is important that Washington and Moscow take steps toward compromising on ballistic missile defense cooperation now as a foundation for effective engagement with Beijing in the future.
Since 1998, the evolution of nuclear postures and arsenals in both New Delhi and Islamabad no longer appears to evoke the same degree of international concern, or even interest.