Nuclear Emulation: Pakistan’s Nuclear Trajectory

January 22, 2019

by Sadia Tasleem and Toby Dalton


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Pakistan’s nuclear policy is heavily influenced by 1960s NATO flexible response strategy, and has essentially imported its contradictions into Islamabad’s own. The consequences are apparent: emulation has raised serious questions about Pakistan’s “full-spectrum deterrence” credibility, deterrence stability and future measures to manage regional security competition.