Nuclear Deterrence in the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Atomic Weapons on Conflict Between Interstate Dyads

Nuclear Deterrence in the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Atomic Weapons on Conflict Between Interstate Dyads

By: James F. Pasley (author)Hardback

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This work offers both qualitative and quantitative analyses of how the presence of nuclear weapons effects conflict escalation rates among international states. The qualitative section of the book focuses on the volatile Indo-Pakistani relationship and clearly demonstrates that the addition of nuclear weapons has served to retard conflict escalation between the two.

Contents

1. THE THREAT AND PROMISE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS; 2. CRISIS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONRY; -Nuclear Optimism; -Pax Atomica; -Crises and Nuclear Weapons; -Opaque Proliferants; -Games of Chicken; -Conflict Escalation and Nuclear Weapons; 3. THE IMPACT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON CONFLICT ESCALATION; -Dependent Variable: Conflict Escalation; -Independent Variables; 4. THE NUCLEAR EVOLUTION OF THE INDO-PAKISTANI RELATIONSHIP IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR; -Background: Indo-Pakistani Security Policy; -Alliance Membership; -Geographic Proximity; -1947-48 Dispute Over Jammu and Kashmir; -1965 Dispute Over Jammu and Kashmir; -1990 Dispute Over Jammu and Kashmir; -1999 Dispute Over Jammu and Kashmir; -Alternate Explanations for De-escalations; -Prospects for Nuclear Reversal; 5. US NUCLEAR POLICY AND THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS; -US Policy Towards Nuclear Weapons; -The Future of Nuclear Weapons; -RMA; -Precision Strike and Delivery; -Information Warfare; -Robotics and Nanotechnology; -Space Technology; -Time's Arrow; 6. CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY.; INDEX.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773437067
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 150
  • ID: 9780773437067
  • ISBN10: 0773437061

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