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Are Pakistan’s Battlefield Nuclear Weapons a Mirage?
May 07, 2019

Are Pakistan’s Battlefield Nuclear Weapons a Mirage?

By Aditya Ramanathan and Kunaal Kini
What exactly is behind Pakistan’s much-discussed low-yield Nasr? And how might it be used?

Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
April 23, 2019

Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations

By Ankit Panda
Political scientist Christopher Clary discusses issues pertaining to strategic stability in South Asia.
Why the Indian Air Force Strike at Balakot in Pakistan Matters
February 27, 2019

Why the Indian Air Force Strike at Balakot in Pakistan Matters

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
A discussion of what we know so far about Indian air strikes on Pakistani territory on February 26, 2019.

Pakistan’s Nasr Missile: ‘Cold Water’ Over India’s ‘Cold Start’?
January 31, 2019

Pakistan’s Nasr Missile: ‘Cold Water’ Over India’s ‘Cold Start’?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
A closer look at the broader significance of the capability.

Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
January 15, 2019

Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019

By Ankit Panda
The MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is likely to be tested in Japan this year.

North Korea, US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Capabilities, and Deterrence
December 06, 2018

North Korea, US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Capabilities, and Deterrence

By Ankit Panda
U.S. "left of launch" cyber capabilities may have unexpected and undesirable consequences on crisis stability.

US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Efforts Might Increase Korean Peninsula Nuclear Dangers
October 22, 2018

US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Efforts Might Increase Korean Peninsula Nuclear Dangers

By Ankit Panda
U.S. offensive cyber capabilities might prove destabilizing with North Korea.
Will India Nuclearize the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile?
July 12, 2018

Will India Nuclearize the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile?

By Joy Mitra
New Delhi has to consider its deterrence requirements and perceptions in Beijing and Islamabad.

US North Korea Policy After the Olympics
February 10, 2018

US North Korea Policy After the Olympics

By James J. Przystup
A closer look at Washington’s policy options after the likely expiry of the Winter Olympic truce.

How Would a War Between the US and China End?
January 25, 2018

How Would a War Between the US and China End?

By Robert Farley
A new paper examines the contours of war termination in the U.S.-China context.

How Should We Write About Nuclear Weapons?
January 19, 2018

How Should We Write About Nuclear Weapons?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
How should one combine the human with the abstract when writing about nuclear weapons?
Hawaii's Missile False Alarm Spurs Worries About US-North Korea War
January 15, 2018

Hawaii's Missile False Alarm Spurs Worries About US-North Korea War

By Robert Farley
How likely is war between North Korea and the United States?

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