The US-India Nuclear Agreement: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics

The US-India Nuclear Agreement: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics

By: Dinshaw Mistry (author)Hardback

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From 2005 to 2008, the United States and India negotiated a pathbreaking nuclear agreement that recognised India's nuclear status and lifted longstanding embargoes on civilian nuclear cooperation with India. This book offers the most comprehensive account of the diplomacy and domestic politics behind this nuclear agreement. Domestic politics considerably impeded - and may have entirely prevented - US nuclear accommodation with India; when domestic obstacles were overcome, US-India negotiations advanced; and even after negotiations advanced, domestic factors placed conditions on and affected the scope of US-India nuclear cooperation. Such a study provides new insights into this major event in international politics, and it offers a valuable framework for analysing additional US strategic and nuclear dialogues with India and with other countries.

About Author

Dinshaw Mistry is at the University of Cincinnati. He specialises in international affairs, technology and politics, and nuclear and missile proliferation.


List of figures and tables; Abbreviations; Preface; 1. The argument; 2. Diplomacy and domestic politics; 3. Getting to July 2005; 4. Separating India's nuclear facilities; 5. Persuading Congress; 6. Negotiating the Section 123 Agreement; 7. India's domestic politics; 8. Negotiating IAEA safeguards; 9. Convincing nuclear supplier countries; 10. Persuading Congress, again; 11. Reprocessing and liability; 12. Conclusions; Appendix: energy, military, and non-proliferation issues in the nuclear agreement; References.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107073418
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9781107073418
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1107073413

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