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Feroz Khan ─ Strategic Risks in South Asia

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Lunch will be available.

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Khan will discuss how lingering regional rivalry between India and Pakistan has drifted the region from gaining benefits of the changed global environment of the 21st century; and how changing security doctrines, involving both conventional and nuclear forces, have increased strategic risks in South Asia.

Brigadier (retired) Feroz Hassan Khan is a senior researcher and lecturer in the Department of National Security Affairs of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb (Stanford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on security issues in South Asia. Khan served over thirty years in the Pakistan Army, including in Pakistan's Strategic Plans Division, the Pakistan Army's General Headquarters, as well as a commanding officer of an infantry unit along the Line of Control in Kashmir. He has held fellowships at Sandia National Laboratories, the Brookings Institution, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation of Stanford University. He received his M.A. in Strategic Studies from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Recent publications include "Burying the Hatchet: The Case for a ‘Normal’ Nuclear South Asia" and "Going Tactical: Pakistan's Nuclear Posture and Implications for Stability."

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