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Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament Policy Brief  No.90 - September, 2020 • By Manpreet Sethi

Complexities of Achieving Strategic Stability in Southern Asia: An Indian Perspective

Establishing strategic stability in a multipolar and complex contemporary nuclear landscape is riddled with complexities. This paper seeks to identify some of the features peculiar to Southern Asia that complicate attainment of strategic stability between China, India and Pakistan. Thereafter, it offers some tentative measures towards strategic stability. While the task appears daunting given the state of relations, it is critical to give some thought to this conundrum and explore options. Not doing so could only exacerbate instability and heighten chances of deterrence breakdown – a risk that the region can ill afford.

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