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Deterring Unequally I: A Large-n Analysis

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tests the deterrent effect of regional power nuclear postures in a large-n statistical design to systematically analyze whether, on average, some nuclear postures deter conflict better ... More


Pakistan

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes and tests the sources of Pakistan's nuclear postures. It shows that the country's choices, and the timing of its shift from a catalytic to an asymmetric escalation posture, are ... More


Deterring Unequally II: Regional Power Nuclear Postures and Crisis Behavior

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter probes questions regarding how nuclear weapons or nuclear postures affect crisis dynamics, by examining whether there is variation in states' decisions to escalate or de-escalate a ... More


Introduction

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the volume's main arguments in brief. Contrary to the usual focus on superpowers and Cold War nuclear competition, the chapter proposes a different dynamic. It asks what ... More


Conclusion

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reiterates the findings explored in this book and discusses their implications. In doing so, the chapter stresses the significance of the posited optimization theory. This theory is the ... More


South Africa

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces South Africa's nuclear posture—how it intended to operationalize and use its six nuclear devices—and explores the sources of that particular strategy. Since 1978, in a very ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Kroenig

in The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190849184
eISBN:
9780190870591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849184.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter concludes the book. It reviews the book’s central argument and findings. It explains that the book found considerable support for the superiority-brinkmanship synthesis theory and that ... More


The Shastri-Gandhi Years, 1964–74: The External Dynamics

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter identifies several of the major dynamics in India's nuclear policy and politics that emerged during the Shastri-Gandhi years. It discusses the growing strength of the nuclear debate ... More


India’s Nuclear Weaponization: Warheads, Delivery Systems, and Doctrinal Compatibility

T.S. Gopi Rethinaraj

in India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199451623
eISBN:
9780199085248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451623.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Nuclear weapons development requires three critical elements: fissile materials, testing data, warheads and delivery systems. Estimates of India’s fissile material stocks suitable for military are ... More


India’s Operational Nuclear Policy: The Gap between Theory, Practice, and Credibility

Gaurav Kampani

in India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199451623
eISBN:
9780199085248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451623.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that India’s conventional and nuclear war approaches are decoupled from one another. They are also contradictory and incompatible. Whereas the first proposes an offensive war of ... More


India's Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Rajesh Basrur and Bharath Gopalaswamy (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199451623
eISBN:
9780199085248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451623.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This volume is the second part of a two-part project on Indian military modernization which examines India’s evolving capabilities in areas relating to advanced technologies in cruise missiles, ... More


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