Lahore workshop on avoiding an India-Pakistan Nuclear Confrontation

On 11-12 March 2003 Pugwash organized a workshop in Lahore, Pakistan,  to assess the threat of an India-Pakistan nuclear confrontation and to identify ways of preventing such a conflict.

Lahore report on South Asian security

Rapporteur: Samina Ahmed

Statement to the Pugwash Workshop by Robert S. McNamara

  1. Asad Durrani, “Doctrinal Doublespeak
  2. NRDC : The Consequences of Nuclear Conflict between India and Pakistan: NRDCs nuclear experts think about the unthinkable, using state-of-the-art nuclear war simulation software to assess the crisis in South Asia (Natural Resources Defense Council website)
  3. Rodney W Jones, “Is stable nuclear deterrence feasible?”, The Friday Times, Feb. 22-28, 2002, p. 6, vol. XIII. No. 52
  4. Lt. Gen. (ret) Talat Masood, ” The Indo-Pakistan Impasse”
  5. Laxminarayan Ramdas, “India-Pakistan Dialogue : A Possible Way Ahead”
  6. Ejaz Haider, “Stable deterrence and flawed Pakistani nuclear strategy”, The Friday Times, p. 7, February 8-14 2002, no. 50
  7. Alexander Nikitin, “Ten Commandments Originating from 50 Years of Russian-American Nuclear History – to Pakistani and Indian Nuclear Planners”
  8. Rose Gottemoeller, “On exchanges of best practices in the nuclear security arena”
  9. Prof. Hassan Askari Rizvi and Rajesh M. Basrur, Nuclear Terrorism And South Asia, Occasional Paper No. 25, Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories, February 2003, pp.79
  10. Farhatullah Babar, “A Perspective on Reducing Tension between India and Pakistan”
  11. Mirza Aslam Beg, “India-Pakistan Stand-off and Stability of Nuclear Deterrence”
  12. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema, “Resuming India-Pakistan Dialogue”
  13. A.H. Nayyar and Zia Mian, “Pakistan and First Use of Nuclear Weapons”
  14. Haider K. Nizamani, “Whose Bomb Is It Anyway ?”
  15. Ejaz Haider, “Deterrence Stability”