South Asia's Cold War
Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective
By (author) Rajesh M. Basrur
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South Asia's Cold War by Rajesh M. Basrur
Book DescriptionThis book is a ground-breaking analysis of the India-Pakistan nuclear confrontation as a form of 'cold war' - that is, a hostile relationship between nuclear rivals. Drawing on nuclear rivalries between similar pairs (United States-Soviet Union, United States-China, Soviet Union-China, and United States-North Korea), the work examines the rise, process and potential end of the cold war between India and Pakistan. It identifies the three factors driving the India-Pakistan rivalry: ideational factors stemming from partition; oppositional roles created by the distribution of power in South Asia; and the particular kind of relationship created by nuclear weapons. The volume assesses why India and Pakistan continue in non-crisis times to think about power and military force in outmoded ways embedded in pre-nuclear times, and draws lessons applicable to them as well as to other contemporary nuclear powers and states that might be engaged in future cold wars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415391948
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rajesh M. Basrur
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Author Biography - Rajesh M. Basrur
Rajesh M. Basrur is Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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