16-17 November, 2017

Nuclear Strategy and Security in
the Second Nuclear Age

South Asia Center
Atlantic Council Headquarters


About Us

About the Conference

The “Nuclear Strategy and Security in the Second Nuclear Age Conference” aims to understand the emergence of Asia as the epicenter of the “second nuclear age” with India and Pakistan developing arsenals of surprising scale and scope. The panels in this conference will focus on: nuclear modernization and the future of the nonproliferation regime, technological changes and the future of deterrence stability, the nature of the nuclear competition in Asia during the second nuclear age, and the dueling significance of terrorism versus insider threats to the safety of nuclear arsenals.


About the Atlantic Council

Working Together to Secure the Future. Renewing the Atlantic Community for Global Challenges.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Council is home to eleven regional centers and functional programs that work together to produce cutting-edge research and analysis on our most pressing global challenges. Our programs and centers include: the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, the Transatlantic Relations Program, the Global Business and Economics Program, the Global Energy Center, the Millennium Leadership Program, the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience, the Africa Center, the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, and the South Asia Center.


About South Asia Center

About the South Asia Center of Atlantic Council

The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council's focal point for work on greater South Asia as well as its relations between these countries, the neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States. It seeks to foster partnerships with key institutions in the region to establish itself as a forum for dialogue between decision-makers in South Asia, the United States, and NATO, and continues to "wage peace" in the region. These deliberations cover internal and external security, governance, trade, economic development, education, and other issues. The Center remains committed to working with stakeholders from the region itself, in addition to partners and experts in the United States and Europe to offer comprehensive analyses and practicable recommendations for policymakers.