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Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament Policy Brief  No.149 - January, 2023 • By Manpreet Sethi

Policy Brief No.149: Understanding the Nuclear Landscape in Southern Asia:
Complexities and Possibilities

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This Policy Brief explores the Pakistan–India and China–India nuclear dyads along three specific axes: drivers of conflict; points of commonalities, similarities and differences; and implications of these for their nuclear stockpiles. It recognises that the nuclear playground in Southern Asia is marked by an exceptional level of complexity and the consequent regional nuclear dynamics has fair potential for crisis and arms race instability. The Policy Brief concludes with policy recommendations to address the concomitant dangers.

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