Perception, Politics and Security in South Asia: The Compound Crisis of 1990

1st Edition

P. R. Chari, Pervias Iqbal Cheema, Stephen Philip Cohen

Routledge
Published April 18, 2006
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780415406031 - CAT# RU0603X
Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

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Summary

This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990. Placing the crisis in the context of concurrent international events such as the fall of the Soviet Union, the authors draw out the lesson for present-day South Asian affairs. The book also makes a significant contribution to the debates on the role of nuclear weapons, confidence and security building strategies and the place of ethnicity in contemporary international relations.

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