Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia and United States

Issues and Dynamics

Edited by: Amulya Tripathy, Jayanta K. Mohapatra

During the Cold War period, US nuclear policy was occupied by Cold War compulsion interests. US nonproliferation policy has since evolved in keeping with the changing national, regional, and global dynamics. The US has shifted its focus from functional nonproliferation goals to broader regional interests. This book focuses on the US's role on nuclear issues in South Asia, particularly the US's present relations with India after signing the 123 Agreement of the US Atomic Energy Act. The book also analyzes how Russia, China, and other nuclear weapon states of South Asia, such as Pakistan, have responded to the 123 Agreement. Also discussed are other factors, such as the economic, geographic, and strategic compulsions on nuclear proliferation in South Asia.


430 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2012
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788184050783