Pakistan, India & Nuclear Weapons
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Apr , 25, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


5:00 p.m. reception – 5:30 p.m. program – 7:00 adjourn

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Pakistan and India each tested nuclear weapons before the end of the last century, and their continuing rivalry has raised fears that South Asia could one day witness a nuclear war.  How has nuclear weapons affected their rivalry?  Are they finding ways to managing their relationship to avoid a cataclysmic war?


SANNIA ABDULLAH, PHD Visiting Research Scholar Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Labs Department of Defence & Strategic Studies Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan


Dr. Sannia Abdullah is an expert on Pakistani and Indian foreign and defense policies and teaches graduate courses at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, where she received her Ph.D. in 2015.  She has published on a variety of strategic issues, most recently on the “Iran Nuclear Deal: Implications for Regional Security,” in the Journal of Political Studies (Winter 2015).  This spring, she is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Cooperative Monitoring Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.  She also held a Nonproliferation Fellowship at Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2013 and has spoken at several think tanks and policy research institutes in the United States.

Dr. Abdullah is also a media personality, having been the live anchor in both radio and television news programs in Pakistan since 2009.

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