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Set to Fail? The Dynamics of Command and Control in Regional Nuclear Powers

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Guest Speaker: David Acheneaux, Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at the Syracuse University Maxwell School.  
What factors explain the origins of command and control systems in regional nuclear powers? Why do some states implement robust technical and administrative controls over their nuclear arsenals, while others limit safeguards against unwanted nuclear use? This project draws upon interviews and declassified archival material from India, Pakistan, and South Africa to demonstrate the effects of increased levels of direct military influence in politics on nuclear decision-making in regional nuclear powers.  

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community.  The series draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.

Sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) of the Syracuse University Maxwell School.

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.