9780415307970

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415307970

  • ISBN10:

    041530797X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/16/2003
  • Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon
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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 and places the crisis in the context of concurrent international events.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(1)
Compound and complex crises
2(2)
After the crisis
4(1)
An overview
5(4)
The strategic context
9(12)
The Soviets and the major non-regional powers
10(2)
China
12(1)
The United States
12(2)
The subcontinental powers: India
14(2)
Pakistan's unsure status
16(1)
A world in tumult
17(1)
Proliferation: once again, a cause
18(2)
Global events and the 1990 crisis
20(1)
A region in turmoil on the eve of crisis
21(13)
Democratic instability: ``no good deed goes unpunished''
21(1)
India
22(5)
Pakistan
27(5)
A deteriorating political environment
32(2)
Kashmir: from Simla to chaos
34(31)
The origins of the Kashmir conflict
36(3)
The diplomatic record
39(1)
The Second Kashmir War
40(1)
The Simla Agreement
41(1)
Kashmir recedes
42(1)
The onset of crisis
43(2)
1984--1988
45(8)
Crisis and war aversion: Wular and Siachin
53(4)
Explaining the Kashmir crisis
57(4)
In search of an explanation
61(4)
From domestic insurgency to international concern
65(31)
Kashmir on the boil
65(2)
Pakistan's varied responses
67(3)
Yaqub: the ambiguous emissary
70(4)
The war of words escalates
74(2)
Pakistan responds
76(1)
Tottering governments
77(2)
The military crisis
79(1)
Zarb-i-Momin and Brasstacks
80(4)
Mahajan
84(2)
Military movements
86(4)
Outside involvement
90(2)
The pressure increases
92(2)
Diplomacy, or heightened crisis?
94(2)
America's deepening engagement
96(19)
A course of action
98(1)
Prospects for American intervention
99(2)
The Gates mission
101(1)
The mission in Islamabad
102(3)
The mission in New Delhi
105(2)
Consequences
107(2)
The Gates mission: an evaluation
109(3)
Other countries
112(1)
America's role: a preliminary assessment
112(3)
1990 as a nuclear crisis
115(22)
The history of regional nuclearization
116(2)
Were there nuclear weapons?
118(3)
Nuclear weapons in Indian and Pakistani strategy
121(3)
The injection of nuclear weapons into the crisis
124(2)
The Hersh account and its consequences
126(8)
The nuclear issue and the crisis
134(1)
Nuclear lessons
134(3)
Lessons for the real world
137(10)
Major conclusions
138(4)
How real was the threat of war?
142(2)
Toward the future
144(3)
Notes 147(22)
Index 169

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