In this episode, Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, Professor of International Politics, JNU is joined by Ms Ruhee Neog, Director, IPCS to discuss the academic and policy debates in the context of the India-Pakistan nuclear dynamics in recent years.
They discuss a range of issues including the concepts of nuclear deterrence, brinkmanship & Robert Putnam's two-level games vis-a-vis India- Pakistan dyad. They also tackle policy questions surrounding India's No-First Use (NFU) Doctrine, the government's response following the Uri & Pulwama terror attacks and the role & influence of media in crisis escalation and management.
The Bridge Project (2020), "Situating India-Pakistan Nuclear Debate post-Pulwama", 1(2), 22 March 2020, URL: https://www.buzzsprout.com/921337/3081832
Inspired by Kevin MacLeod
1. Kevin James, "Can India or Pakistan Break Deterrence?", https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/can-india-or-pakistan-break-deterrence-53692
2. Amanda Foreman, "A Brief History of Brinkmanship", https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-brief-history-of-brinkmanship-1503507520
3. Robert D. Putnam, "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games", https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/5154-putnamdiplomacy-and-doestic-politicspdf
4. Ruhee Neog and Hannah Haegeland, "Indian Media Plays a Crucial Role in Times of Crises With Pakistan", https://thewire.in/media/india-pakistan-mumbai-attack-media
5. Dinakar Peri, "Should India tinker with its ‘No First Use’ policy?" (Interview with Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan & Dr Manpreet Sethi), https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/should-india-tinker-with-its-no-first-use-policy/article29224507.ece