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The Conversation: Nuclear war between India and Pakistan? An expert assesses the risk
Politics and International Relations 15 March 2019
Affirming that the more countries have nuclear weapons, the more likely it is they will be used, Dr Waqar said: “Even a constrained exchange of warheads between the two nations would, in a split second, be among the most calamitous ever, notwithstanding the risk of the radioactive aftermath and the long-term impact on the environment.”
After giving an overview of the nuclear history of that part of Asia, she added: “The worst case scenario is that, either through mishap or error, what began with a terrorist attack grows into a nuclear exchange aimed at one another’s civilian populations.”
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