Strategic South Asia: Complete Edition


Description
Strategic South Asia is an online course produced by the Stimson Center South Asia Program's Strategic Learning initiative. Strategic South Asia is the most comprehensive collection of perspectives regarding India and Pakistan's strategic and nuclear trajectories available online. It includes video interviews with more than 80 leading practitioners and scholars from India, Pakistan, and the United States, including former senior diplomats and military officers. In addition to lectures, the course includes multiple-choice quizzes, recommended readings, and a pass/fail final exam.

Upon completion of Strategic South Asia: Complete Edition, students will earn a certificate from the Stimson Center. Only students enrolled in the Complete Edition are eligible to earn a certificate.

Content
  • INTRO SURVEY
  • Intro Survey
  • CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC SOUTH ASIA
  • Lesson 1.1: Course Introduction
  • Lesson 1.2: Additional Resources
  • CHAPTER TWO: SOUTH ASIA'S NUCLEAR HISTORY
  • Lesson 2.1: Development from "Atoms for Peace"
  • Lesson 2.2: Engagement and Sanctions
  • Lesson 2.3: 1998 and Beyond
  • Chapter 2: Quiz
  • CHAPTER THREE: NUCLEAR POLICIES AND POSTURES
  • Lesson 3.1: Nuclear Doctrine in South Asia
  • Lesson 3.2: Warheads and Delivery Systems
  • Lesson 3.3: Nuclear Command and Control
  • Lesson 3.4: Deterrence Stability in South Asia
  • Chapter 3: Quiz
  • CHAPTER FOUR: THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR ORDER
  • Lesson 4.1: Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation
  • Lesson 4.2: Treaties and Agreements
  • Lesson 4.3: The Indo-U.S. Nuclear Deal
  • Lesson 4.4: The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
  • Chapter 4: Quiz
  • CHAPTER FIVE: NUCLEAR CRISES AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
  • Lesson 5.1: Crises and Crisis Management in South Asia
  • Lesson 5.2: The Nuclearization of Crises on the Subcontinent
  • Lesson 5.3: The 1999 Kargil Conflict
  • Lesson 5.4: The 2001-02 Twin Peaks Crisis
  • Lesson 5.5: The 2008 Mumbai Crisis
  • Chapter 5: Quiz
  • CHAPTER SIX: CONFIDENCE-BUILDING AND NUCLEAR RISK-REDUCTION MEASURES
  • Lesson 6.1: CBMs and NRRMs
  • Lesson 6.2: CBMs and NRRMs in South Asia
  • Chapter 6: Quiz
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: SOUTH ASIA'S STRATEGIC FUTURE
  • Lesson 7.1: South Asia's Strategic Future
  • Lesson 7.2: The Indian Ocean Region
  • Lesson 7.3: China's Role in South Asia's Strategic Future
  • Chapter 7: Quiz
  • FINAL EXAM
  • Final Exam
  • EXIT SURVEY & STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • Exit Survey
  • Statement of Academic Integrity
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever