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    Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

    03 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 3 April 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

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    Jenny Nielsen: The UK's Trident debate continues

    02 April 2014.    By Jenny Nielsen, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme The debate on the future of the UK’s submarine-based Trident nuclear-missile system continues, with a broad spectrum of views on the role, postures and relevance of this system in the twenty-first century. The Trident system and the notion of the UK’s deterrent are arguably overdue for some semantic ‘conscious uncoupling’.  Last week, the House of Commons Defence Committee published its eleventh report entitled Deterrence...

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    Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers

    26 March 2014. 

    Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal – the fastest growing in the world – raises
    concerns on many grounds.

  • Events

    IISS-US Book Launch: Overcoming Pakistan's Nuclear Dangers

    26 March 2014. 

    IISS-US Book Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 26 March 2014

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    Chapter Five: The potential for onward proliferation and for nuclear accidents

    21 March 2014. 

    A comprehensive analysis of the potential dangers associated with Pakistan’s nuclear programme would not be complete without examining two other risk factors. This chapter addresses two important questions: can A.Q. Khan’s transfers of nuclear-weapons technology a decade ago truly be consigned to the pages of history? And are Pakistan’s nuclear facilities safe?

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    Chapter Four: The potential for nuclear terrorism

    21 March 2014. 

    There is no doubting the potential for nuclear terrorism in Pakistan. Given the large number of radicalised groups, their ruthlessness and brazenness in attacking military targets and the growing size of the nuclear-weapons establishment, the potential intersection of these trends is clear.

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    Conclusion

    21 March 2014. 

    What began as a civilian nuclear programme in Pakistan in the mid-1950s took on a military dimension even before suspicions were confirmed that India was on a nuclear-weapons path.

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    Chapter Two: The potential for nuclear use

    21 March 2014. 

    If the global taboo on nuclear use that has prevailed since 1945 is ever broken, a common view among foreign-policy commentators is that it will happen in South Asia.

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    Introduction

    21 March 2014. 

    Nuclear specialists are often asked which country presents the greatest source of concern.

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    Chapter Three: The potential for a nuclear arms race

    21 March 2014. 

    Although the potential for nuclear terrorism garners more media attention, the nuclear-arms competition in South Asia is of greater concern.

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