The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process, and Great Power Politics

  title={The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process, and Great Power Politics},
  author={Harsh Pant},
  journal={Asian Security},
  pages={273 - 295}
  • Harsh Pant
  • Published 21 September 2009
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Asian Security
Abstract This article examines the process through which India and the United States made their bilateral civilian nuclear energy cooperation pact a reality. Using the levels of analysis approach, this article examines the factors that were instrumental in shaping up the nuclear agreement as well as the negotiating process as it evolved in the United States and India with a special focus on how political leaderships in the two states managed domestic opposition to the pact. Subsequently, this… 
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