On Wednesday 23rd August, the BASIC-ICCS Nuclear Responsibilities Programme, in collaboration with the Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR) and the Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS), hosted a virtual roundtable discussion of the Compendium ‘Crisis Communications: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives on Responsible Practices’.
The discussion focused on how, through the lens of responsible practices, India and Pakistan can communicate in ways that help prevent crises from occurring, and should they occur, ensure that they are de-escalated as swiftly as possible. Speakers also discussed their perspectives on, and recommendations for, ways to strengthen crisis communication and confidence building measures between the two countries during bilateral interactions.
With (in alphabetical order):
- Dr Rabia Akhtar, Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore
- Dr Chiara Cervaio, Policy Fellow & Programme Manager of the Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities, BASIC
- Ejaz Haider, Journalist, Senior Resident Fellow, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore
- Kamal Madishetty, Senior Researcher, Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi
- Dr Salma Malik, Assistant Professor, Department of Defence and Security Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- Ruhee Neog, Director, Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi
- Ambassador (Retd) Dr TCA Raghavan, former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan and Singapore
- Alice Spilman, Policy Fellow, BASIC
- Nirupama Subramanian, Resident Editor and National Affairs Editor (North), The Indian Express
- Dr Adil Sultan, Dean Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS), Air University, Islamabad
- Professor Nicholas J. Wheeler, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, BASIC, Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham