August 1999

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Tests.
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Embassy of India: Information on India's Nuclear Policy and Tests.
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Ball, Desmond and Malik, Mohan. Gupta, Amit. Building an Arsenal: The Evolution of Regional Power Force Structures. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1997. 217 p.
Building an Arsenal: The Indian Experience, pp 27-81.
Book call no.: 355.82 G977b

Joeck, Neil. Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia. Oxford; New York, Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1997. 90 p.
Book call no.: 909.82 I61a no. 312

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Prospects for the 21st Century, edited by Raju G. C. Thomas. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998. 359 p.
Chapter 12: South Asia's Nuclear Revolution: Has It Occurred Yet? by Peter R. Lavoy, pp. 260-271.
Chapter 13: The Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Programmes: A Race to Oblivion? by Sumit Ganguly, pp. 272-283.
Chapter 14: Should India Sign the NPT/CTBT? by Raju G. C. Thomas, pp. 284-309.
Book call no.: 341.734 N9644

Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World, edited by Michael J. Mazarr. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1997. 404 p.
Virtual Nuclear Deterrence and the Opaque Proliferants, pp 239-261.
Includes discussion of India and Pakistan.
Book call no.: 355.43 N964

The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention, edited by David Cortright. Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1997. 347 p.
Carrots and Cooperation: Incentives for Conflict Prevention in South Asia, by David Cortwright and Amitabh Mattoo, pages 125-153.
Book call no.: 303.69 P945

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Tellis, Ashley J. Stability in South Asia. Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 1997. 80 p.
Includes sections: Security Competition in South Asia; Relative Military Capabilities and Constraints; National Strategies and Deterrence Instability; Implications for the US Army.
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-87 no. 185

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Ahmed, Samina. The (Nuclear) Testing of Pakistan. Current History 97:407-411 December 1998.

Ahmed, Samina. Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Program: Turning Points and Nuclear Choices. International Security 23:178-204 Spring 1999.

Ahrari, Ehsan. South Asia Faces the Future with a Clean Strategic Slate. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:31-35 December 1998.
"With the nuclear weapon status of India and Pakistan now out in the open, strategic thinking in those nations--as well as China--must go back to the drawing board."

Boese, Wade. Indian, Pakistani Nuclear Tests Elicit Condemnation at CD (Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, May 1998). Arms Control Today 28:25 May 1998.
More than 40 states rose to criticize and express concern over India and Pakistan's May 1998 tests.

Bowen, Clayton P. and Wolven, Daniel. Command and Control Challenges in South Asia. Nonproliferation Review 6:25-35 Spring-Summer 1999.
Argues that a suitable command and control arrangement for South Asia can only develop once leaders define the deployment and employment strategies their nuclear forces would follow in day-to-day situations, in a crisis, and in actual war.

Carranza, Mario E. An Impossible Game: Stable Nuclear Deterrence after the Indian and Pakistani Tests. Nonproliferation Review 6:11-24 Spring-Summer 1999.

Cerniello, Craig. South Asian Nuclar Tests Cloud Prospect for CTBT Ratification. Arms Control Today 28:24+ May 1998.

Chanda, Nayan. The Race is On. Far Eastern Economic Review 161:20-22 June 11, 1998.
Explores global reverberations of nuclear tests in India and Pakistan.

Copley, Gregory. Winning Hearts and Minds through Nuclear Demonstrations of Willpower. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 26:4-5 April-May 1998.

Diamond, Howard. India Conducts Nuclear Tests; Pakistan Follows Suit. Arms Control Today 28:22-23+ May 1998.

Graham, Thomas Jr. South Asia and the Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Arms Control Today 28:3-6 May 1998.

Gupta, Amit. After the Bomb: U. S. Policy toward a Nuclear South Asia. Mediterranean Quarterly 10:40-63 Spring 1999.

Hamill, James. Nuclear Brinkmanship in South Asia. Contemporary Review 273:113-119 September 1998.
Examines the catalysts for the nuclear tests in India and Pakistan, as well as the tests' possible positive and negative consequences.

Heisbourg, François. The Prospects for Nuclear Stability between India and Pakistan. Survival 40:77-92 Winter 1998-99.

Hirsh, Michael and Barry John. Nuclear Jitters. Newsweek 131:22-24+ June 8, 1998.
Pakistan's desert detonations were a widely expected response to India's. Now the world must find a way to deal with the consequences.

Hussain, Zahid and Chengappa Raj. Bang for Bang. India Today 23:12-17 June 8, 1998.
Pakistan claims it has evened the score by conducting nuclear tests.

Jones, Rodney. Pakistan's Nuclear Posture: Arms Race Instabilities in South Asia. Asian Affairs: An American Review 25:67-87 Summer 1998.

Lahiri, Dilip. Formalising Restraint: The Case of South Asia. Strategic Analysis 23: 563-574 July 1999.

Karniol, Robert. Vital Aid? (Pakistan's Dr. A. Q. Khan responds to allegations that his country had outside help in developing its nuclear weapons). Jane's Defence Weekly 30:21-22 November 4, 1998.

Karp, Aaron. Indian Ambitions and the Limits of American Influence. Arms Control Today 28:14-21 May 1998.
For the U.S., the short-term agenda is dominated by the need to restore outside influence to avoid nuclear war and any further escalation of the strategic competition in the region.

Khan, M. A. and Bonsignore Ezio. India and Pakistan Towards Nuclear Power Status. Military Technology 22:8-13 July 1998.

Koch, Andrew R. and Sidhu W. P. S. South Asia Goes Ballistic, Then Nuclear. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:36-37 June 1988.

Living Under the Mushroom: Why South Asia Went Nuclear. Newsbrief 18:41-43 June 1998.

Mann, Paul. Subcontinent's Nuclear Duel Raises Miscalculation Risk. Aviation Week & Space Technology 148:58-59 June 8, 1998.

Nizamani, Haider K. Limits of Dissent: A Comparative Study of Dissident Voices in the Nuclear Discourse of Pakistan and India. Contemporary South Asia 7:317-337 November 1998.

Pande, Savita. The Challenge of Nuclear Export Controls. Strategic Analysis 23: 575-599 July 1999.

Rashid, Ahmed and Dhume Sadanand. Will It? Won't It? Far Eastern Economic Review 161:20-24 August 6, 1998.
About Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott's talks with Indian and Pakistani leaders regarding the signing of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), and each country's nuclear future.

Romero, Juan. Charting Reactions to the Islamic Bomb. Jane's Intelligence Review 11:32-37 March 1999.

Sheppard, Ben. Too Close for Comfort: Ballistic Ambitions in South Asia. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:32-35 Jan '98.
Assesses the ballistic missile strengths of India and Pakistan and the consequences of unrestrained proliferation.

Sheppard, Ben. South Asia Nears Nuclear Boiling Point. Jane's Intelligence Review 11:33-35 July 1999.

Sidhu, W. P. S. High Price Exacted for Pakistan's One-Upmanship. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:28-29 July 1998.

Singh, Jasjit. India's Nuclear Policy: The Year After. Strategic Analysis 23:509-530 July 1999

South Asia Goes Nuclear: Indian and Pakistani Positions. Contemporary South Asia 7:193-200 July 1998.

Subramanian, Ram R. Nuclear Proliferation in the Third World: Region-Specific Cases of India versus Pakistan. Brown Journal of World Affairs 4:95-102 Winter-Spring 1997

Talbott, Strobe. Dealing with the Bomb in South Asia. Foreign Affairs 78:110-122 March-April 1999.
India and Pakistan's nuclear tests in May 1998 were a double setback: for security on the subcontinent and worldwide nonproliferation efforts. U. S. attempts to forge warmer relations with both countries were also casualties of the blasts.

van der Vink, Gregory and others. False Accusations, Undetected Tests and Implications for the CTB Treaty. Arms Control Today 28:7-13 May 1998.
Nuclear Testing in South Asia, pp 11-12.

Venter, Al. Has the Islamic Bomb Arrived? Pointer pp 8-10 August 1998.

Zakaria, Fareed. Facing Up to Nuclear Reality. Newsweek 131:28 June 8, 1998.
The U.S. must devise a policy to confront the new world of nuclear proliferation--a policy based not on comforting myths but on geopolitical realities.

Zorpette, Glenn. Deadly Secrets. Scientific American 279:15-16 August 1998.
Brief discussion of how India and Pakistan developed nuclear weapons.

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