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Keeping Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Out of the Hands of Terrorists

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Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Lisa A. Curtis

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; nuclear weapons; terrorism; proliferation

Type: Speech

Coverage: Pakistan


U.S. policy should center on helping to prevent the penetration of Pakistan's nuclear establishment. The U.S. should also continue to encourage India-Pakistan dialogue that will improve Pakistan's regional security perceptions and address the underlying motivations behind the development of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.