The Nuclear Crossroads: China, India, and the New Paradigm

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-31
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr

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Global power is shifting to Asia. Asian "theaters" attract the bulk of global arms spending. China, India, and Pakistan are building up their nuclear arsenals _as the United States, France, and the United Kingdom are building down. India and Pakistan are the only countries in the world producing new fissile material for weapons, and China is by far the world's largest market for new nuclear energy production (while India aspires to be on a similar trajectory). Despite these trends, The Nuclear Crossroadsis the first serious book by leading Chinese and Indian experts to examine the political, perceptual, military, and technical factors that affect the two countries' nuclear relations. Editor Lora Saalman and a broad field of expert contributors produce a constructive framework and comprehensive set of initiatives that China and India could pursue to enhance cooperation and minimize the unintended consequences of their security dilemmas. The Nuclear Crossroads will serve as a valuable resource for scholars, journalists, and government officials interested in China, India, security studies, and international relations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Bridging Historical Nuclear Gapsp. 15
Thinking Beyond Nuclear Doctrine and Strategyp. 25
Comparing Nuclear Pledges and Practicep. 35
Revisiting No First Use and Minimum Deterrencep. 47
Linking Strategic Stability and Ballistic Missile Defensep. 65
Recalibrating Deterrence Theory and Practicep. 77
Parsing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treatyp. 95
Verifying Fissile Material Futuresp. 107
Shoring Up the Nonproliferation Regimep. 121
Sizing Up the Nuclear Suppliers Groupp. 137
Converging Nuclear Energy Programsp. 151
Building Mutual Confidencep. 161
Conclusionp. 171
Appendixp. 191
Indexp. 197
Contributorsp. 215
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policyp. 219
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