Stimson Ctr Free Online course "Nuclear S. Asia: Analyists Guide to India, Pakistan & the Bomb"

Stimson Center Free Online course available now: "Nuclear South Asia: An Analyists Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb," the Stimson Center’s inaugural open online course, seeks to provide an interactive and dynamic space where strategic analysts can study and debate nuclear issues in South Asia. The course consists of filmed interviews with over 60 analysts, scholars, and former government officials from India, Pakistan, and the United States.

This course addresses: key nuclear debates, nuclear history in South Asia, contemporary policy and posture, South Asia in the global nuclear order, nuclear crises, nuclear risk reduction measures, and South Asia's nuclear future.

The course consists of seven sections. Each section includes: lectures, special features, and reading material. The lectures are meant to provide participants with important background into the key issues facing nuclear South Asia. The special features are short clips where experts share unique insights on specific subjects, such as the 1998 India-Pakistan nuclear tests and the 1999 Kargil crisis. Participants also have access to Stimson publications and other suggested readings so that they can explore these topics in greater depth.

By the end of the course, our hope is that students will have a greater appreciation for the many different perspectives on the challenges facing nuclear South Asia—and the importance of this issue for regional and international security. Students should leave this course with the ability to think critically about nuclear issues in South Asia, debate other analysts, scholars, and decisionmakers, and advance policies that enhance nuclear deterrence and stability on the subcontinent.

Mary T. Curtin, Ph.D.
Diplomat in Residence/Global Policy Area Coordinator
Human Rights Program Advisor
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