Yasir Hussain

Yasir Hussain

A student of International Relations at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He tweets as @yasirhunzai1 (twitter.com/yasirhunzai1)

Western hypocrisy: Pakistan’s nuclear weapon is a threat but India’s is not?

On April 6, 2015, The New York Times published an editorial titled Nuclear Fears in South Asia. The editorial portrayed Pakistan’s nuclear weapon capability as an ultra-sensitive concern for the global community; however, India’s mighty nuclear quest was exempted from this category, using its vibrant democratic system of governance as a justification. I am still lost over how nuclear safety has anything to do with a system of governance, but oh well. Ever since Pakistan tested its nuclear weapon in 1998, it has become an epicentre of criticism and this debate has seldom gone off the radar in contemporary global affairs. Many international security experts have expressed unnecessary and ...

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Nuclear weapons are not safe in the US

The world is once again taken aback by the news coming from print and electronic media about the safety and security of nuclear arsenals of the United States. The surprise is intensified because the US keeps warning other nuclear states about safety measures. The largest breach of security in US’s nuclear force took place on January 15, 2014, when 34 nuclear missile officers were implicated in a cheating scandal and were later stripped of their credentials. However, within a matter of 10 days the number of officers implicated reached 90, more than double of the original number. This means that more than one-third ...

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