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Alumna Haegeland on nuclear insecurity in South Asia | The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

January 30, 2017

This map of India and Pakistan shows: in yellow, nuclear facilities and likely nuclear-capable military bases identified by experts; in red, the known, open-source history of terrorist attacks, incidents of theft, transportation accidents, or personnel reliability program failures involving nuclear or radiological materials and facilities in India and Pakistan; in blue, all terror attacks in India and Pakistan in 2015; and in green, all terror attacks in India and Pakistan in 2014.

Alumna Hannah Haegeland (M.A. in South Asia Studies, 2015) writes in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on South Asia’s nuclear and radiological threat environment in “The terrifying geography of nuclear and radiological insecurity in South Asia.” 

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About the Author:

Hannah E. Haegeland is a Research Associate in the South Asia Program at the D.C.-based Stimson Center. She works on nuclear security, crisis escalation and management, and regional politics. Haegeland has published analysis in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Arms Control Wonk, The Daily O, and The Diplomat. She originally joined Stimson as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow in 2015. Prior to that Haegeland worked for the National Bureau of Asian Research on their Strategic Asia and Asia Policy publications. 

Previously she was a Boren Fellow at an Indian trust called no man’s land, and a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal. Haegeland completed her M.A. in South Asian Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. At UW, Haegeland was a Gorton International Policy Center Global Leaders Fellow, Conlon Fellow, and four-time winner of U.S. Department of Education’s FLAS Fellowship for Urdu and Hindi. She holds a B.A. in history and English literature from Concordia College, Moorhead. 

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