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Published: 04 August 2016

310 Pages


ISBN: 9780199467495

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Not War, Not Peace?

Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

  • It draws on interviews with exceptionally high-level recent Indian officials and retired leaders of the Pakistani nuclear establishment and ISI.
  • For international relations and international security scholars, the book fills a void between two sets of literature: studies of nuclear deterrence (which do not factor in the triggering role of terrorism) and studies of terrorism (which do not factor in the role of nuclear deterrence/compellence).
  • There is no other rigorous analytical study in one volume of Indias various coercive options and their escalatory dynamics and feasibility, taking into account likely Pakistani counter-moves.
  • There is no comparable discussion of Indias non-violent options for compelling Pakistan, as occurs in this volume.

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