The China-India Nuclear Crossroads

The China-India Nuclear Crossroads

by Lora Saalman (Editor)


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The China-India Nuclear Crossroads by Lora Saalman

Global power is shifting to Asia. Asian "theaters" attract the bulk of global arms spending. China, India, and Pakistan are building up their nuclear arsenals —as the United States, France, and the United Kingdom are building down. India and Pakistan are the only countries in the world producing new fissile material for weapons, and China is by far the world's largest market for new nuclear energy production (while India aspires to be on a similar trajectory). Despite these trends, The Nuclear Crossroads is the first serious book by leading Chinese and Indian experts to examine the political, perceptual, military, and technical factors that affect the two countries' nuclear relations.

Editor Lora Saalman and a broad field of expert contributors produce a constructive framework and comprehensive set of initiatives that China and India could pursue to enhance cooperation and minimize the unintended consequences of their security dilemmas. The Nuclear Crossroads will serve as a valuable resource for scholars, journalists, and government officials interested in China, India, security studies, and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870032691
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 08/08/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Lora Saalman is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing.

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"Provides a better understanding of the security perceptions driving China and India's nuclear strategies... a must read." —Shyam Saran, Member of India's National Security Advisory Board

"Serves as a communication bridge between Chinese and Indian scholars." —Zheng Ruixiang, Senior Researcher at the China Institute of International Studies

"A first and crucial attempt to comprehensively compare Chinese and Indian nuclear perspectives." —Shen Dingli, Executive Dean at the Institute of International Studies

"The place to start for anyone interested in the atomic dimension of the China-India relationship and its profound impact on Asian security and the global nuclear order." —C. Raja Mohan, Member of India's National Security Advisory Board

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