Prospects for Stability in a Nuclear Subcontinent

Prospects for Stability in a Nuclear Subcontinent, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2003, pp. 175, ISBN:81-87663-44-8.

Editors: S. Rajagopal and Sridhar K. Chari

rsz_prospectsThis book, which sets out to explore the prospects for stability in a nuclear sub-continent, brings together papers by top strategic thinkers from India, Russia, the United States, China and Bangladesh. The papers are drawn from those presented at an international roundtable conference at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India in September 2002.

Also included are the intense and productive discussions that followed these presentations, and a critical Introduction and Conclusion. This volume is offered as a contribution to policy and decision-making and to international relations scholarship in general.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction – S. Rajagopal and Sridhar K. Chari
  2. The Nonproliferation Regimes and Nuclear Threat Reduction – Victor N Mikhailov
  3. Nonproliferation Regimes and South Asia – Ronald F. Lehman II
  4. Maintaining a Threshold of Strategic Autonomy at Least Cost: Continuity in the Evolution of India’s Nuclear Policies – Roddam Narasimha
  5. Role of Nuclear Doctrines and State of Armed Forces in South Asia – Vladmir E. Novikov
  6. Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence and Stability in the International System: South Asian Dynamics – Sridhar K Chari
  7. Assessing China’s Asian Role and Security Policies – Sun Xiangli
  8. Kargil War to Current Threat of War: Prospects for Stability – Jasjit Singh
  9. Discussion – Marco Di Capua
  10. International Terrorism and its Impact on South Asian Stability – S. Gopal
  11. A View from Bangladesh  – Waliur Rehman
  12. Report on the Concluding Session
  13. Conclusion – S. Rajagopal and Sridhar K. Chari
  14. List of Participants

S. Rajagopal was Homi Bhabha Visiting Professor at NIAS and previously headed the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme at NIAS, Bangalore.

Sridhar K. Chari was Research Associate at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme at NIAS, Bangalore.

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