Strategic Dynamics And Nuclear Weapons Proliferation In South Asia A Historical Analysis (European University Studies, Series Xxxi) by Bhumitra Chakma

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The spread of nuclear weapons to South Asia offers an opportunity to investigate this crucial question. Optimistic scholars argue that by threatening to raise the cost of war astronomically, nuclear weapons make armed conflict in South Asia extremely unlikely. Does the proliferation of nuclear weapons cause ongoing conflicts to diminish or to intensify.

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This book analyses India and Pakistan's decision to 'go nuclear' against the odds of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty-based nuclear order. It reflects upon the key factors that contributed to, and the process that prompted India and Pakistan's nuclear programmes to take a military orientation, which eventually culminated in the May nuclear tests.

The conditions and context under which nuclear deterrence functions has drastically altered since the Cold War period. In fact South Asia is seen as the most dangerous case of contemporary nuclear stand-off where deterrence can fail. Brigadier Naeem Ahmad Salik provides a comparative study of the dynamics of the South Asian nuclearization.

Three major issues need to be addressed-(i) the North Korean nuclear program, and in particular the impact of the October nuclear test on South Asia; (ii) the current state of the A.Q. Khan network and its implications for WMD supply trends; and (iii) proliferation links between South Asia and the.

China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Assistance American interests in Asia. The book creates a framework for the systematic and objective assessment of Chinese and.

These changing dynamics have been painstakingly documented and analysed by Dr Moeed Yusuf in his recent book Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environment US Crisis Management in South Asia, a publication by the Stanford University Press.

Focusing primarily on three (and a half) crises between India and Pakistan, namely the Kargil, twin. The dynamics of nuclear proliferation in South Asia are driven by a need to establish some measure of relative parity against their principal adversaries—India against China and Pakistan against.

Through an empirical examination of the effects of nuclear weapons during five crises between India and Pakistan sinceas well as a discussion of the theoretical logic of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence, the book offers suggestions for enhancing deterrence stability between these two countries.

What causes nuclear proliferation. 1 What role do security threats play in driving states to acquire nuclear weapons. Intuitively, security is the most important factor driving nuclear acquisition. 2 Yet existing security theories of proliferation, while accounting for why some states with grave security concerns have developed nuclear weapons, are unable to explain why others have not.

8. Lavoy, “The Strategic Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation.” 9. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons; and Kenneth Waltz, “A Reply,” Security Studies, Vol.4, No.4 (Summer ), pp. Peter Lavoy backs up this point in his own review of this argument, using examples of civil–military interactions in Pakistan.

Though, nuclear weapons have prevented the reoccurrence of major conventional wars deterrence has remained fragile and peace precarious. The South Asian region is at risk of a breakdown in strategic stability due to the complex dynamics that in turn is a challenge for the broader nuclear.

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Bhumitra Chakma lectures in War and Security Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull. He specialises in South Asian and global nuclear politics and ethnicity and nationalism studies.

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It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future.

Ahyousha Khan – On Octothe Treaty on Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) commonly known as the ‘Ban Treaty’ was ratified by fifty has marked the start of a day countdown for the treaty to enter into force. The Ban Treaty was concluded in July with the support of countries; however, none of the NPT nuclear-weapon states has supported it.

An earlier version of this article appeared as ‘Nuclear Stability in South Asia’, International Security, 33(2),pp. 45– 1. On their respective pathways to the nuclear tests, see Sumit Ganguly, ‘India's Pathway to Pokhran II: The Sources and Prospects of India's Nuclear Weapons Program’, International Security, 23(4),pp.

–; and Samina Ahmed, ‘Pakistan's. An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how India and Pakistan utilise them for politico-strategic purposes in an extremely complex and.

The decision to test may also have dealt a death blow to the American-led process of containing proliferation by a strategy of treaty adherence. South Asia. The nuclear test, three years later. ‎This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East.

It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile w. Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation Countering the proliferation and use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.

The fear of these weapons is so profound that, on the one hand, it spawned an entirely new concept of. The dominant American objective in South Asia has been to prevent India and Pakistan from acquiring nuclear weapons, although this policy was dramatically defeated in.

Bhumitra Chakma lectures in War and Security Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull.

He specialises in South Asian and global nuclear politics and ethnicity and nationalism studies. He is the author of Strategic Dynamics and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in South Asia (), and has published widely in international journals, such as Reviews: 1.

The book also briefly explores the nuclear doctrines of India and Pakistan that provide an insight into the role of nuclear weapons in maintaining deterrence in the region. To understand the power dynamics caused by the strategic partnership and their impact on strategic stability in South Asia, the author utilizes the Balance of Power and.

He holds an degree in Strategic & Nuclear Studies, from National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. He was a visiting fellow at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies, Monterey, California during fall His areas of interest include India’s maritime strategy and strategic stability in South Asia.

Bhumitra Chakma, The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (London: Ashgate, ). An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia’s post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia’s nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how.

“Disarmament, Nonproliferation and Strategic Stability in South Asia” ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (APP):Pakistan seeks to maintain strategic stability in South Asia by having credible deterrence, said Pakistan’s former permanent representative to Conference on Disarmament and United Nations in Geneva Ambassador (retd) Zamir Akram.

Keywords: India, Nuclear threat, Weapons of mass destruction, Pakistan, South Asia Proximity to the Nuclear Threats The protection and security of nuclear and radioactive substances became a crucial matter for international organizations and world policymakers after the end of the Cold War where the world had a narrow escape from World War III.

"This is an important book, containing valuable analysis about the effects of nuclear weapons on security in South Asia and broader insights about the potential effects of nuclear proliferation elsewhere around the globe." (Scott Sagan Stanford University).

In spite of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which was meant to curtail the further spread of nuclear weapons, the craving for it by states and their leaders has soared momentously.

The end of the Cold War, which has led to a multi-polar system, has also signaled a period of unparalleled desire for nuclear arsenals by many states. Debating Current Dynamics Of Nuclear Deterrence Equilibrium And Strategic Stability In South Asia – OpEd J J Haris Bilal Malik* 1 Comment By Haris Bilal Malik*.

‘This impressive book is a model of judicious scholarship and a landmark in the study of nuclear proliferation. Focusing on the strategic interactions between would-be proliferators, their adversaries, and their allies, Debs and Monteiro present a simple and powerful theory explaining why some states seek the bomb while others choose to forego it.

Nuclear proliferation is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or eration has been opposed by many nations with and without nuclear weapons, as.

Asia typically hasn’t put a high priority on nuclear weapons, which tend to sit in the strategic background rather than the foreground. A sudden cascade of nuclear proliferation would make for a more fraught and difficult region—which is one good reason we ought to be working harder to keep the US engaged in Asia and its umbrella business.

Understanding which nuclear proliferation strategies are available to states and how to thwart them is crucial for global security. Analysis of the strategies chosen by potential proliferators, and particularly the history of India’s nuclear program, shows how states choose among four possible proliferation strategies: hedging, sprinting, hiding, and sheltered pursuit.

Most people who think about and work on nuclear proliferation — the spread of nuclear weapons to new countries — think it's a problem. Nukes are hugely destructive weapons, proliferation .‎This report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.

This paper proposes a response to the dangerous proliferation of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan. This paper highlights the threat in "The Nuclear Catastrophe," a gripping projection of the wors. Recognising the the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (which is coming into force on ).

What is truly amazing here is that within the US strategic community, there could be such a body of opinion wedded to effective arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

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