This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the evolution and development of arms control processes as an integral part of the Pakistan-India grand dialogue, which took place from 1988 to 2008. The author examines the larger political context and its impact on arms control processes. The author prioritizes four types of political conflicts, such as Jammu & Kashmir, hostile domestic politics, dissimilar military doctrines, and China as a third party. Subsequently, he determines their connection and function in restricting arms control during three major rounds of broader security dialogue (1988-1994, 1997-1999, and 2004-2008). In continuation, he discerns patterns of interaction within and across three sub-cases.
This volume, which offers a systematic survey of bilateral arms control processes within the local settings and includes critical theoretical and policy insights, shall be of interest to students, scholars, policymakers, and NGOs interested in strategic/security studies and international relations theory, with a focus on the politico-strategic horizon of South Asia.
Dr. Nasir Mehmood is the acting head of the department of strategic studies, and an assistant professor at the faculty of contemporary studies, National Defence University, Islamabad.
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Chapter 1: Conceptualizing Arms Control and Political Conflict
Chapter 2: Establishing Relationship between Political Conflict and Arms Control: 1988-1994
Chapter 3: Strengthening Relationship between Political Conflict and Arms Control: 1997-1999
Chapter 4: Reinforcing Relationship between Political Conflict and Arms Control: 2004-2008
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