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Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Authors: Hagerty, Devin T.

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  • Addresses how and why four India-Pakistan conflicts in the last two decades have been resolved without major war or use of nuclear weapons, and whether this "ugly stability" will continue
  • Develops realistic policy options for enhancing deterrence stability between India and Pakistan
  • Combines comparative empirical analysis of recent crisis behavior with theoretically-driven analysis of South Asian deterrence stability
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This book examines the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence between India and Pakistan, two highly antagonistic South Asian neighbors who recently moved into their third decade of overt nuclear weaponization. It assesses the stability of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence and argues that, while deterrence dampens the likelihood of escalation to conventional—and possibly nuclear—war, the chronically embittered relations between New Delhi and Islamabad mean that deterrence failure resulting in major warfare cannot be ruled out. Through an empirical examination of the effects of nuclear weapons during five crises between India and Pakistan since 1998, as well as a discussion of the theoretical logic of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence, the book offers suggestions for enhancing deterrence stability between these two countries.


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Devin T. Hagerty is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21398-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21398-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21397-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21400-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 134
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