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Samina Ahmed

Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

 

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August 8, 2002

Fragile Base of Democracy in Pakistan

Book Chapter

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

 

Military Confidence Building in South Asia: Potential, Possibilities, and Limitations

Book Chapter

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

Winter 2001/02

"The United States and Terroism in Southwest Asia: September 11 and Beyond"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 26

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have changed the international environment in ways that few would have imagined when the new millennium began. International Security rarely commissions articles, but the extraordinary events of September 11 deserve attention in these pages.

 

 

October 2000

Security Dilemmas of Nuclear-Armed Pakistan

Journal Article, Third World Quarterly, issue 5, volume 21

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

Pakistan's security environment has deteriorated through its adoption of a declared nuclear weapons posture in May 1998. Internal fissures have widened along regional and sectarian lines as the Pakistani economy falters, unable to sustain even limited external sanctions following decades of internal mismanagement. Tensions with India have also increased as Pakistan's security managers adopt interventionist policies, based on a misplaced belief in the deterrent value of nuclear weapons. The international community, in particular, the USA's failure to reverse South Asian nuclear proliferation, has emboldened Indian advocates of nuclear deployment. If India deploys nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, Pakistan will follow suit. Operation-ready nuclear weapons will increase the prospects of an India - Pakistan conflict that could assume a nuclear dimension. Pakistan's nuclear weapons capability will not prevent an Indian conventional attack nor will the presence of nuclear weapons deter an Indian accidental, unauthorised or preventive nuclear attack. Changed domestic and external priorities alone can buttress Pakistani security.

 

 

March, 2000

Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia: US Policy Options

Journal Article, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame - Occasional Paper Series, issue 2, volume 18

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

 

March, 2000

Pakistan's Nuclear Weapon's Program: Moving Forward or Tactical Retreat?

Journal Article, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame - Occasional Paper Series, issue 2, volume 18

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

 

May 1, 1999

Pakistan's Nuclear Weapon's Program: Turning Points and Nuclear Choices

Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 23

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

The author examines Pakistan's motivations for responding to the Indian nuclear weapons tests with its own series of tests on May 28 and 30.
 

 

Spring 1999

"Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Program: Turning Points and Nuclear Choices"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 23

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

The author examines Pakistan's motivations for responding to the Indian nuclear weapons tests with its own series of tests on May 28 and 30.

 

October, 1999

A Friend for all Seasons

Op-Ed, Newsline

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

 

October, 1999

A Bomb for a Bomb?

Op-Ed, Newsline

By Samina Ahmed, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1998-2002

 

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