In this book Jerome M. Conley argues that strained Indo-American relations stem from a deep nexus of historical factors. Conley begins his examination of the delicate balance of power in the region by looking back to the Moscow-New Delhi deal during the Cold War. He argues that the dialogue between the United States, India, and Russia that was established during this era has persisted only because of American ambivalence, short-term Indian needs, and Russian economic trends. Consequently, the United States must sow the seeds for long-term trust and cooperation with India to ensure limited and controlled nuclear expansion. This book will appeal to international affairs and security studies scholars, foreign policy historians, and anyone interested in exploring the complexities of regional strategic arms control.
Jerome M. Conley is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School. He has lectured extensively on Indo-Russian military and nuclear cooperation.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Cold War Years: 1947-1991 Chapter 3 New Dynamics and Continuities: The Post-Cold War Era Chapter 4 Indian Strategic Culture Chapter 5 India's Nuclear Deterrent Chapter 6 Policy Options for the United States Chapter 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 Index