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Nuclear Weapons

Khan, Saira:
Nuclear weapons and conflict transformation : the case of India - Pakistan / Saira Khan. - London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2009. - XIV, 202 S. - (Asian security studies)
ISBN 978-0-415-37507-8 / 0-415-37507-X
£ 70,00

The book argues that the significance of the possession of nuclear weapons in conflict resolution has been previously overlooked. Saira Khan argues that the acquisition of nuclear weapons by states keeps conflicts alive indefinitely, as they are maintained by frequent crises and low-to-medium intensity violence, rather than escalating to full-scale wars. This theory therefore emphasises the importance of nuclear weapons in both war-avoidance and peace-avoidance. The book opens with a section explaining its theory of conflict transformation with nuclear weapons, before testing this against the case study of the India--Pakistan protracted conflict in South Asia. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Figures. xi
Acknowledgments. xiii
Introduction. 1
Part 1: Theory
1. Studies on Conflict Transformation. 9
2. Scholarship on Ramifications of Nuclear Weapons Acquisition. 25
3. Elucidating Conflict Transformation with Nuclear Weapons. 39
Part 2: The India-Pakistan Protracted Conflict
4. Life of the Protracted Conflict. 61
5. Introduction of Nuclear Weapons in the Conflict. 76
6. Crises and Wars in the Pre-Nuclear Period. 89
7. Crises and Non-escalation in the Nuclear Period. 100
8. Futile Peace Initiatives in the Midst of Violence. 115
9. Conflict Transformed. 128
10. Potential for Conflict Termination. 141
Conclusion. 154
Notes. 160
Bibliography. 184
Index. 196

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