Speaking at an event held by the Atlantic Council, Carnegie’s Toby Dalton explained that nuclear dangers in South Asia are increasing, particularly as a result of advances in Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. He said that a nuclear deal may be one way to encourage Pakistan to constrain its nuclear developments in ways that reduce the chances of conflict, if Pakistan were willing to entertain such steps in return for opening a path to joining nuclear regimes. Though the prospects of Pakistan considering such steps are at best uncertain, he argued that it is useful to explore the contours, costs, and benefits of a potential deal as an improvement over the status quo. 

Watch the discussion on C-SPAN.