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.

  • There is a danger that in focusing on the justification of force in Afghanistan, President Obama will sacrifice working toward a world free of nuclear weapons, writes William Hartung, Director of the Arms and

    December 14, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • In order to truly abolish the threats posed by nuclear weapons the international community must take steps to safeguard or eliminate the fissile materials used in both military and civilian sectors, according to a recently released experts report (see

    December 14, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • President Obama will be receiving the world's most prestigious peace prize nine days after announcing his decision to escalate an increasingly unpopular war.  Brookings Institution President and Ploughshares Fund grantee Stobe Talbott sugg

    December 7, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • Former foreign secretaries and  foreign affairs experts from Pakistan and India declared that the entire Siachen glacier area in the disputed Kashmir region should be turned into an international peace park under the supervision of United Nations.  The three-day Track-II dialogue on con

    December 3, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • Two perspectives from former Ploughshares Fund grantees on the President's plan for the war in Afghanistan.

    December 3, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • On Monday night's Colbert Report, Stephen challenges Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione to a round of "sanction, bomb or marry," acts out the effects of a nuclear explosion from his chair, and concludes by telling Joe, "You, s

    December 1, 2009 - By Deborah Bain
  • The Pakistani army's recent campaigns against militants in the country's northwest has led to the displacement of millions.

    November 20, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • Comparing the Vietnam War to the war in Afghanistan, Jonathan Schell of The Nation Institute writes, the art of victory has to be to try to set up a government that can both survive U.S.

    November 18, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • In this week’s New Yorker magazine, journalist Seymour Hirsch explores the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons in an increasingly volatile environment.  He interviews forme

    November 13, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • Although Pakistan's civilian government and military establishment are closely allied with the United States in efforts to stop Al Qaeda, relations between the two countries are fraught with a lack of confidence and miscommunication, creating major obstacles to achieving shared goals writes

    November 13, 2009 - By Anonymous