In the recent decade India and Pakistan have experienced two events, the 1999 Kargil War and the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, which were seen as raising the possibility of a full scale war between them. In both events, Pakistan was seen as the perpetrator and was threatened by India with limited conventional military retaliation. Fearing its inability to block such an offensive, Pakistan has opted to develop tactical battlefield nuclear weapons. The speaker will explore the implications of this new weapon development for international security and any potential cooperation between India and Pakistan.

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