India and Pakistan on the Brink of Disaster

After the latest round of military strikes, the nuclear-armed neighbors must deescalate, or the conflict could become much more violent

The key question now is whether India and Pakistan will take further military action and escalate the crisis, or whether leaders will seek to restore calm.

A Cold Start to Nuclear War in South Asia

An Indian general provides the latest reminder that South Asia remains 'the most dangerous place' on Earth

It is easy to see how a large-scale terrorist attack on Indian soil tied to Pakistan, whose military and intelligence services have links to countless jihadist groups, could trigger Cold Start, which in turn could trigger Pakistan using a nuclear weapon. From there, who knows what would happen?