Flex Editions

Missile Technologies in Southern Asia: Flex Edition

This special Flex Edition of Missile Technologies in Southern Asia is meant for instructors, professors, and students seeking flexible, customizable content for online learning. It is identical in content to Missile Technologies in Southern Asia: Complete Edition, but does not require sequential progress through course content, and does not offer a certificate of completion.

Missile Technologies in Southern Asia is an online course produced by the Stimson Center South Asia Program's Strategic Learning initiative, intended for students of all vantage points. This accessible, 3-hour course connects technology to strategy by explaining major missile technologies and how they work, and by presenting diverse perspectives on their relevance to strategic competition in Southern Asia and around the world. Missile Technologies in Southern Asia explores key missiles and missile defense systems, missile arsenals across China, India, and Pakistan, and emerging developments through interactive features, text explainers, and video interviews with more than 20 leading and rising scholars from India, Pakistan, China, the United States, and beyond.

Only students enrolled in the Complete Edition of Missile Technologies in Southern Asia are eligible to earn a certificate.

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  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Ballistic and Cruise Missiles
  • Lesson 2: Missiles in Southern Asia
  • Lesson 3: Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
  • Lesson 4: Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs)
  • Lesson 5: Risk Reduction
  • Conclusion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed