The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Jayita Sarkar is a research fellow with the Security Studies Program at MIT's Center for International Studies. Her expertise is in international security, nuclear proliferation, foreign policy analysis, and South Asia. Sarkar's work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Cold War History, The International History Review, and Critique internationale and policy-related publications such as The National Interest and Foreign Policy. Sarkar was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She holds a doctorate in international history and politics from Switzerland's Graduate Institute Geneva.
A pair of fierce rivals, both nuclear-armed, face off across a contested border—no wonder South Asia has sometimes been called the world's most dangerous place. How can India and Pakistan manage nuclear risk so that danger doesn't become catastrophe?