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India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Author: Mr Yogesh Joshi, Dr Frank O’Donnell, Dr Harsh V Pant Since India declared itself a nuclear weapon state in May 1998, its nuclear capabilities have grown significantly. India is now on the verge of acquiring a triad of nuclear delivery systems. Its increasing nuclear profile has also stirred a debate on its stated nuclear …

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Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

Author: Mr Henry D Sokolski With the world focused on the nuclear crisis in Iran, it is tempting to think that addressing this case, North Korea, and the problem of nuclear terrorism is all that matters and is what matters most. Perhaps, but if states become more willing to use their nuclear weapons to achieve …

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Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game

Author: Dr M Ehsan Ahrari For the United States and other nations concerned with security in South and Central Asia, one of the most ominous trends has been the growing influence of Jihadist groups in Pakistan which feel obligated to wage holy war against everything that they perceive as non-Islamic. Their objective would be a …

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Prevailing in a Well-Armed World: Devising Competitive Strategies Against Weapons Proliferation

Editor: Mr Henry D Sokolski This book provides insights into the competitive strategies methodology. Andrew Marshall notes that policymakers and analysts can benefit by using an analytical tool that stimulates their thinking about strategy in terms of long-term competition between nations with conflicting values, policies, and objectives. The book also demonstrates the strengths of the …

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Transnational Threats from the Middle East: Crying Wolf or Crying Havoc?

Author: Prof Anthony H Cordesman There is no doubt that the Middle East can present significant potential threats to the West. The author of this monograph examines these threats in order to put them into perspective–to distinguish between “crying wolf” and “crying havoc.” After thorough analysis, he contends that the problems caused by narcotics and …

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Security Implications of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

Author: Dr Sami G Hajjar This monograph addresses the important question of the security implications for the nations of the region of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to offer the monograph as a contribution to the national security debate on this important issue. …

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Nuclear Threats from Small States

Author: Mr Jerome H Kahan That are the policy implications regarding proliferation and counterproliferation of nuclear weapons among Third World states? How does deterrence operate outside the parameters of superpower confrontation as defined by the cold war’s elaborate system of constraints enforced by concepts like mutual assured destruction, and counter-value and counter-force targeting? How can …

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