Pakistan’s Nuclear Developments and India’s Strategy and Doctrine

The International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies invites you to a Lecture by Dr Neil Joeck, Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Studies, University of California Berkeley.

Pakistan’s Nuclear Developments and India’s Strategy and Doctrine

Dr Neil Joeck, Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Studies,
University of California Berkeley

chaired by

Prof. Rajaram Nagappa, Head, ISSSP


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 4 PM

at the

Conference Hall 2, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bangalore – 560012


War is still possible between India and Pakistan and runs the risk of crossing the nuclear threshold, despite the fact that past Indo-Pakistani wars have been limited. Cold War models of limited nuclear war may not help to anticipate how such a conflict may erupt. Pakistan’s development of tactical nuclear weapons may deter war but may also be used to deny victory. India’s nuclear policies and doctrine may need to be re-evaluated in light of Pakistan’s strategy.

About the Speaker

neil_joeckNeil Joeck is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He was the National Intelligence Officer for South Asia in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence from 2009 to 2011, in which capacity he provided intelligence support to the White House on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.  He also served from 2004 to 2005 as Director for Counter Proliferation Strategy at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for India and Pakistan proliferation issues, the Bush-Putin Bratislava summit, the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, and Department of Homeland Security and multilateral regime (CWC, BWC, MTCR) issues.  From 2001-2003, he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State, where he was responsible for the India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and nuclear proliferation portfolios. He received the Meritorious Honor Award for his work on Afghanistan followingSeptember 11. Dr. Joeck completed his assignments with the US Government while employed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 1987 to 2013.

Dr. Joeck received a Ph.D. and MA in political science from UCLA (1986), an MA from the Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Canada (1976), and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1973).  He taught at UCLA (1985-86), the Chinese Academy of Social Science (1987), and UC Berkeley (2004, 2006-7).  In addition to classified reports for the US government, his publications include Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Adelphi Paper #312 (Oxford University Press, 1997) and two edited books: Arms Control and International Security (with Roman Kolkowicz, Westview Press, 1984) and Strategic Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia (Frank Cass, 1986). He has contributed articles to Comparative Strategy, Journal of Strategic Studies,International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Energy and Technology Reviewand numerous chapters to edited books.  His most recent article is “Prospects for Limited War and Nuclear Use in South Asia” in Michael Krepon, ed. Deterrence Stability and Escalation Control in South Asia (The Stimson Center, 2013).

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