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              South Asia's Nuclear Security
               

              South Asia's Nuclear Security (Hardback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

              • RRP: $294.00
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              This title examines the concept of nuclear deterrence and its variations, the problems of applying the idea in the context of South Asia, the nature of South Asia's deterrence stability, the nuclear postures of India and Pakistan, the role of confidence-building measures, and mor...e.
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              ISBN 9780415494496
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
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              The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

              The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (Paperback)

              Edited by Chakma, Bhumitra

              • RRP: $104.00
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              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 battlefie...ld weapons and how India and Pakistan utilise them for politico-strategic purposes in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic landscape. Written by a group of perceptive observers of South Asia, this volume evaluates the current state of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrents, the challenges that the two countries confront in building their nuclear forces, the post-test nuclear doctrines of the two strategic rivals, the implications of Indo-Pakistani politics for regional cooperation, the role of two systemic actors (USA and China) in the region's nuclear politics and the critical issues of confidence-building and nuclear arms control.
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              ISBN 9781138248830
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              South Asia's Nuclear Security

              South Asia's Nuclear Security (Paperback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

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              South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region's nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates th...e robustness of the Indo-Pakistani mutual deterrence by analysing the strength and weaknesses of the competing arguments regarding the issue. It also analyses the causes and consequences of nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan, the nature of deterrence structure in the region and the challenges of confidence building and arms control between the two countries in order to assess the robustness of South Asia's nuclear deterrence. Second, it assesses the safety and security of the nuclear assets and nuclear infrastructure of India and Pakistan. The author holds that the debate on South Asia's nuclear security is largely misplaced because the optimists tend to overemphasise the stabilising effects of nuclear weapons and the pessimists are too alarmists. It is argued that while the risks of nuclear weapons are significant, it is unlikely that India and Pakistan will give up their nuclear arsenals in the foreseeable future. Therefore, what needs to happen is that while nuclear elimination should be the long-term goal, in the interim years the two countries need to pursue minimum deterrence policies to reduce the likelihood of deterrence failure and the possibility of obtaining fissile materials by non-state actors.
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              ISBN 9780815358053
              Released NZ 22 Dec 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
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              South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security
                

              South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (Hardback)

              Edited by Chakma, Bhumitra

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              Combining theoretical and empirical insights, this book provides an in-depth analysis of South Asia's transition in the areas of democracy, political economy and security since the end of the Cold War. It provides a close scrutiny to the state of democracy and political economy i...n India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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              ISBN 9781137356635
              Released NZ 27 Jun 2014
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Series International Political Economy Series
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              The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia
               

              The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Chakma, Bhumitra

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              Offers an important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics. This title emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, and explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons.

              ISBN 9781409426257
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
               

              Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons (Hardback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

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              Pakistan is a vitally important country in the contemporary global political system. This book provides a comprehensive study of a nuclear-armed Pakistan, investigating the implications of its emergence as a nuclear weapons state.

              ISBN 9780415408714
              Released NZ 13 Aug 2008
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
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              Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
               

              Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons (Paperback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

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              Pakistan is a vitally important country in the contemporary global political system. It is a de facto nuclear state, and a pivotal country in the War on Terror. This book provides a comprehensive study of a nuclear-armed Pakistan, investigating the implications of its emergence a...s a nuclear weapons state. Setting out the historical background of Pakistani nuclear development, the book examines the lessons for proliferation that can be drawn from the Pakistan case. It explains the changes and continuities of Pakistan's nuclear policy, assessing its emerging force posture and the implications for Pakistani, South Asian and global security. It also considers the extent to which Pakistan can be said to have a nuclear doctrine, the Pakistani nuclear command and control system, and the relationship between Pakistan and the Non-Proliferation regime. Addressing the issue of whether Pakistan should be viewed as a proliferator, and the implications of a nuclear Pakistan for global terrorism, Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons is an important study of all the major issues surrounding Pakistan's emergence as a nuclear power.
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              ISBN 9780415590327
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
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              South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security
                

              South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)

              Edited by Chakma, Bhumitra

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              Combining theoretical and empirical insights, this book provides an in-depth analysis of South Asia's transition in the areas of democracy, political economy and security since the end of the Cold War. It provides a close scrutiny to the state of democracy and political economy i...n India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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              ISBN 9781349470563
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2014
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Series International Political Economy Series
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              South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation
                

              South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation (Hardback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

              • RRP: $210.00
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                1 Aug 20

              Tracing the origins and evolution of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and explaining its outcome and effects, this book draws lessons about the dynamics of regionalism. Engaging key IR perspectives, it charts the limits of regional cooperation within internati...onal relations, and calls for fresh perspectives on the issue.
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              ISBN 9781529205152
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Bristol University Press
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              Strategic Dynamics and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in South Asia: A Historical Analysis
               

              Strategic Dynamics and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in South Asia: A Historical Analysis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chakma, Bhumitra

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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 militar...y orientation, which eventually culminated in the May 1998 nuclear tests. It also explains the motivation which underscored both India and Pakistan's determination to advance nuclear postures in 1998 that appeared to be inconsistent with the post-Cold War global strategic environment. Further, this book explains why international and regional nuclear non-proliferation regimes were ineffective in preventing India and Pakistan from going nuclear.
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              ISBN 9783039103829
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2004
              Publisher Verlag Peter Lang
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              Series Europaische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes Reihe 31: Politikwissenschaft / Series 31: Political Science / Serie 31: Sciences Politiques
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