Dr Syeda Waqar wrote an article for The Conversation analysing the risk of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan over their long-running dispute for the Kashmir territory.

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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.”

Read the article on The Conversation.  


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