Moeed Yusuf's new book Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US. Crisis Management in South Asia examines crises between regional nuclear powers. Today's regional nuclear context is fundamentally different: unlike the superpowers, regional nuclear states involved in a crisis must contend with the preferences of other strong states. This book marks the first effort to theorize third-party mediation in such crises, and the talk will focus on the emergence of regional nuclear rivalries, and the shift from the Cold War's bipolar context to a unipolar international setting. Modeling and empirical examinations of nuclear crisis behavior, assuming bilateral settings, were based on two-actor models.
Dr. Yusuf is the associate vice president of the Asia center at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Yusuf has been engaged in expanding USIP's work on Pakistan/South Asia since 2010. His current research focuses on youth and democratic institutions in Pakistan, policy options to mitigate militancy in Pakistan and South Asia, and the U.S. role in South Asian crisis management. He lectures regularly at the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute. He has also lectured at the Pakistan Military Staff College and NATO's Center of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. Before joining USIP, Yusuf was a fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and concurrently a research fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at Harvard Kennedy School. His latest book, Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US. Crisis Management in South Asia, is being released by Stanford University Press in May 2018.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) sponsored this talk entitled “Brokered Bargaining: Reconceptualizing Crisis Management in Regional Nuclear Environments” by Moeed W. Yusuf on April 20, 2018.