"Regional nuclear crises can no longer be studied as bilateral engagements" – Dr. Moeed Yusuf
September 14, 2018: The IBA organized a lecture on nuclear crisis management in South Asia, by Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Associate VP of the Asia Center, United States Institute of Peace. The event was attended by the IBA faculty, staff and students.
AD Dr. Huma Baqai moderated the event. Panelists included renowned scholar Dr. Yusuf, Former Secretary Defence Lieutenant General (retd.) Tariq Ghazi and Former Chairman Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority Mr. Jamshed Hashmi.
Dr. Yusuf's book titled," Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia", introduced at the event gave an insight of the critical role that the U.S. plays in managing the South Asian crises. Dr. Yusuf highlighted the risks of India-Pakistan nuclear conflict and stressed on the importance of dispute resolution. He said that third parties intervene to deescalate the chances of a nuclear war and even though this involvement is suboptimal, it is still effective in reducing the chances of a nuclear war in certain regions.
Furthermore, General (retd.) Tariq Ghazi said that "US inflicted itself upon us and its involvement did not help the India-Pakistan cause, a one-on-one conduct is better than having a third party intervention".