Mr. Marc Finaud (GCSP) speaking during EFSAS Side-event at the 40th Session of UNHRC
Mr. Marc Finaud, former French diplomat, former Chief of Staff of the Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently a Senior Programme Advisor at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, illuminated the Sino-Indo-Pak Nuclear Arch. He examined the evolution of nuclear weapons in South Asia and argued that the world is witnessing a new form of arms race - not for good or for increasing strategic stability, but on the contrary, to lower the threshold for nuclear war. He discussed the reality of this strategic triangle: India’s nuclear weapons have been in response to China’s nuclear arsenal while Pakistan built up its own because of India. In addition he added that while China maintains a no first use policy of nuclear weapons alongside with India, Pakistan imposes an uncertainty, since it clearly supports a doctrine of first and even an ‘early use policy’ in case of a conventional attack, which is a worrying and destabilising risk factor for the region.
Mr. Marc Finaud (GCSP) speaking during EFSAS Side-event at the 40th Session of the UNHRC