Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
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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