A new nuclear normal?


The report’s argument is that Pakistan should declare sufficiency as it has achieved the requirements for deterrence purposes

As the global nuclear order grapples with its challenges and contradictions, there is an emerging scholarly debate regarding the issue of de facto nuclear weapons’ states and their relationship with the nuclear order. The recent Carnegie-Stimson report titled ‘A normal nuclear Pakistan’ is the second such work on Pakistan now emanating from Washington as the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London was the first to generate the idea of “normalcy” for Pakistan’s nuclear status last year in an Adelphi paper written by its nuclear expert Mark Fitzpatrick.