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By Zafar Khan

In might 1998, in response to India’s nuclear guns checks, Pakistan verified six nuclear guns. Following this, the rustic opted for a coverage of minimal deterrence, and inside a yr Pakistan had altered its coverage stance by means of including the modifier of minimal ‘credible’ deterrence. This ebook appears to be like at how this probably harmless shift heavily impacted on Pakistan’s nuclear coverage course and no matter if the concept that of minimal has misplaced its value within the South Asian region’s changed/changing strategic surroundings.


After delivering a quick old historical past exploring why and the way Pakistan conducted the nuclear improvement application, the booklet questions why Pakistan couldn't maintain the minimal deterrence that it had conceptualized within the speedy aftermath of the 1998 attempt. It examines the conceptual theoretical framework of the necessities of minimal deterrence for you to query no matter if Pakistan’s nuclear coverage remained in line with this, in addition to to find the rudimentary components which are liable for the inconsistencies with reference to minimal deterrence conceived during this examine. The publication is going directly to examine the coverage concepts that Pakistan had after buying the nuclear strength, and what the explanation was once for choosing minimal deterrence. The publication not just highlights Pakistan deterrent strength development, but additionally analyzes heavily Pakistan’s doctrinal posture of first use alternative. in addition, it examines the coverage in the direction of hands regulate and disarmament, and discusses no matter if those person coverage orientations are in step with the minimal deterrence.


Conceptually delivering a deeper figuring out of Pakistan’s post-1998 nuclear coverage, this e-book severely examines even if the minimal deterrence conceived can be sustained either on the theoretical and operational degrees. it will likely be an invaluable contribution within the box of Nuclear coverage, safeguard stories, Asian Politics, Proliferation/Non-Proliferation reports, and Peace stories. This ebook should be of curiosity to coverage makers, students, and scholars of nuclear coverage, nuclear proliferation and fingers keep watch over similar learn.

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