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Nuclear proliferation in the Indian subcontinent the self-exhausting "superpowers" and emerging alliances by Hooman Peimani

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • India.,
  • Pakistan.

Subjects:

  • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
  • Nuclear arms control -- India.,
  • Nuclear arms control -- Pakistan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-140) and index.

StatementHooman Peimani.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKZ5675 .P45 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL59687M
ISBN 100275967042
LC Control Number99088509

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"Pemani's book will contribute to our understanding of the significance of the nuclear rivalry between India and Pakistan in South Asia and beyond."-The International History Review About the Author HOOMAN PEIMANI is an independent consultant who works with international agencies in Geneva and does research in international : Hooman Peimani. eration to the Indian subcontinent illustrates the psychology behind the phenomenon and how proliferation spreads like an epidemic. In , near the end of World War II, the United States exploded its first nuclear weapon. In the tense East-West relations of the postwar period, the Soviet Union detonated its first weapon in File Size: 33KB. "The most likely site for a nuclear war is the Indian subcontinent, but we have little understanding of India's nuclear program. This will change with George Perkovich's fascinating and important study. It is informed, free from bias, and a great read as well."—Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University"George Perkovich has written a /5(2). Read the full-text online edition of Nuclear Proliferation in the Indian Subcontinent: The Self-Exhausting "Superpowers" and Emerging Alliances (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Nuclear Proliferation in the Indian Subcontinent.

India's Nuclear Bomb appears at a critical moment in global nuclear history, and it will have an important impact on the current policy debate in the United States, India, and Pakistan, as well as on the future histories of Indian politics and international security policy."/5(6). There is concern about the proliferation of nuclear arms in the sub-continent. This book examines what influences arms policies there and argues that, although both India and Pakistan are determined to retain their nuclear option, both would welcome a situation which allowed them to de-militarize.   "George Perkovich's book is one I wish I had written. India's Nuclear Bomb appears at a critical moment in global nuclear history, and it will have an important impact on the current policy debate in the United States, India, and Pakistan, as well as on the future histories of Indian politics and international security policy.". India has developed and possesses weapons of mass destruction in the form of nuclear gh India has not made any official statements about the size of its nuclear arsenal, recent estimates suggest that India has – nuclear weapons and has produced enough weapons-grade plutonium for up to – nuclear weapons. In , India was estimated to have kg of First fusion weapon test: 11 May ᵇ.

India and Pakistan - Nuclear States in Conflict When the British withdrew from the Indian subcontinent after the second world war, it was divided, primarily on religious grounds, into the two states of India and Pakistan. At that time Kashmir was included in India, but the issue of which state it should belong to has been contested ever since, largely because Kashmir's population is. "The most likely site for a nuclear war is the Indian subcontinent, but we have little understanding of India's nuclear program. This will change with George Perkovich's fascinating and important study. It is informed, free from bias, and a great read as well."—Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University"George Perkovich has written a. Nuclear-armed adversaries India and Pakistan have fought three wars since their creation as sovereign states in They went to the brink of a fourth in following an attack on the Indian parliament, which the Indian government blamed on the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist organizations. Despite some attempts at rapprochement in the intervening years, a. Meanwhile, global proliferation of nuclear weapons and delivery systems continues, as recent nuclear testing in India and Pakistan so clearly demonstrates. By conservative estimate, there are more.