What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nuclear South Asia, useful links

I am breaking my promise to post here about Afghanistan again, after the previous post on Somalia. Just a couple of useful links. Very useful ones to consider the stakes in South Asia.
1. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' recent briefer on Pakistan's expanding nuclear arsenal. And a regional outlook provided to it, also useful, to put it into context.
2. Two scenarios from NRDC (this is older stuff) regarding what nuclear war between India and Pakistan could be like, depending on the number of warheads used and whether the explosions take place above ground or if ground bursts are employed.
I really don't intend to be alarmist here. The funny thing about nuclear weapons is that you can spend a lot on them, talk about them all the time, fear them all the time, and in the end live your life without ever seeing them used. I want to finish on that note.

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