Challenges to nuclear stability in South Asia

  title={Challenges to nuclear stability in South Asia},
  author={F. Khan},
  journal={The Nonproliferation Review},
  pages={59 - 74}
  • F. Khan
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Nonproliferation Review
  • N early five years after India and Pakistan demonstrated a nuclear weapons capability, debate rages on as to whether or not deterrence has "worked" in South Asia. If anything, the region has witnessed increased regional tensions, a rise in religious extremism, a growing arms race, tense stand-offs, and even armed conflict. Despite the apparent success of U.S. diplomacy in diffusing escalatory situations—at least twice since overt nuclearization in 1998 and once earlier in 1990—an era of genuine… CONTINUE READING
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