Pakistan’s Nuclear Security: Separating Fact from Fear

Issue & Policy Briefs February 5, 2014, No. 143

For more than a decade fears have been voiced by the international community at the prospect of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists or other non-state actors. The author argues, however, that such concerns have been largely overblown and that Pakistan has undertaken commitments and measures to safeguard its arsenal, as was confirmed in last month’s nuclear security index published by the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

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