A presentation by Dr Christine Fair of Georgetown University on the impact nuclear weapons have had on South Asian security. As well as examining how nuclear weapons have facilitated Pakistani behaviour, the lecture will draw insights into how a nuclear-armed Iran may behave, using the Pakistani experience as a model.
Dr Christine Fair is an assistant professor in the Peace and Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Previously, she has served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and as a senior research associate in USIP's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. She is also a senior fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Her research focuses upon political and military affairs in South Asia. Dr. Fair has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space (OUP, 2008); The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan (USIP, 2008), and Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (USIP, 2006), among others, and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles.