South Asia

If a regional nuclear war were to break out anywhere, most experts think that it is most likely to happen in India and Pakistan. Such a conflict would have dire consequences in loss of life, food insecurity and direct deaths from the bombs themselves. Following is analysis and opinion from Ploughshares Fund staff, grantees and guests on the ongoing struggle to deal with nuclear weapons in South Asia.

  • Whether you are concerned with success in Afghanistan, preventing nuclear terrorism, or any other host of global security issues, the link between the stability of Pakistan and the security of the world is very clear.

    October 13, 2010 - By Reid Pauly
  • New analysis of the effects of monsoon flooding in Pakistan have revealed that some of the worst affected areas are those which were already home to intense violence and insurgent conflict.

    September 21, 2010 - By Reid Pauly
  • Ploughshares Fund Program Officer Haleh Hatami is in Islamabad, Pakistan visiting grantees and conducting research on the Ploughshares Fund’s investment strategy in conflict prevention in South Asia.

    September 15, 2010 - By Reid Pauly
  • In the northwest region of Pakistan, which has been devastated by dramatic floods, Ploughshares Fund grantee Internews is providing glimmers of hope to local residents.

    August 25, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • Putting the interests of the Kashmiri people at the forefront is an essential component of any efforts by India and Pakistan to build lasting peace in the conflict-ridden region. 

    June 3, 2010 - By Kelly Bronk
  • As the 189 signatories to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gather in New York this week for the five-year review of the progress toward the goals of the treaty, Ploughshares Fund staff, board members and grantees are providing analysis and commentary on the range of issues under discussion, from Iran's nuclear program to global efforts to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world. 

    June 1, 2010 - By Deborah Bain
  • "Think the ash cloud was bad?" ask Ploughshares Fund's Alexandra Bell and Ben Loehrke.

    April 30, 2010 - By Deborah Bain
  • (Co-authored by Ploughshares Fund's Alexandra Bell and Ben Loehrke, this post was written for the

    April 29, 2010 - By Alexandra Bell
  • April 14, 2010 - By Deborah Bain
  • There are times when you can feel the hinge of history moving. This is one of them.

    April 11, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione