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Title Nuclear proliferation in South Asia : crisis behaviour and the bomb / edited by Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur
Published London ; New york : Routledge, 2009


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Description xi, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Series Asian security studies
Asian security studies.
Contents 1. Introduction / Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur -- 2. A dangerous exercise: Brasstacks as non-nuclear near-war / Varun Sahni -- 3. Brasstacks: prudently pessimistic / John H. Gill -- 4. Nuclear optimism and the 1990 India-Pakistan crisis / Manjeet S. Pardesi -- 5. Crisis and opportunity: the 1990 nuclear crisis in South Asia / Karthika Sasikumar -- 6. The Kargil War: an optimistic assessment / Devin T. Hagerty -- 7. The Kargil War and nuclear deterrence / Neil Joeck -- 8. A war to end a war: the causes and outcomes of the 2001-2 India-Pakistan crisis / Praveen Swami -- 9. To war or not to war: the India-Pakistan crisis of 2001-2 / Kanti Bajpai -- 10. North Korea's nuclearization and the fallout from the subcontinent / Andrew Scobell and Michael R. Chambers -- 11. The implications of a nuclear-armed Iran in light of South Asia's nuclear experience / Devin T. Hagerty
Summary "This edited volume explores competing perspectives of the impact of nuclear weapons proliferation on the South Asian security environment." "The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the world's foremost security concerns. The effect of nuclear weapons on the behaviour of newly nuclear states, and the potential for future international crises are of particular concern. As a region of burgeoning economic and political importance, South Asia offers a crucial test of proliferation's effects on the crisis behaviour of newly nuclear states. This volume does not take a single position regarding nuclear weapons' effects on the South Asian security environment. Rather, it creates a dialogue between scholars who believe that nuclear weapons have stabilized the subcontinent and those who believe that nuclear weapons have made South Asia more conflict prone."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arms race -- South Asia.
Nuclear nonproliferation -- South Asia.
Nuclear weapons -- South Asia.
Security, International.
Author Ganguly, Sumit.
Kapur, S. Paul.
LC no. 2008004918
ISBN 0203892860 (e book)
0415440491 (hardback)
9780203892862 (e book)
9780415440493 (hardback)