Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-167) and index.
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Compound and complex crises. The strategic context ; The Soviets and the major non-regional powers ; ; China -- A region in turmoil on the eve of crisis. Democratic instability: "no good deed goes" ; A deteriorating political environment -- Kashmir ; From Simla to chaos ; 1984 -1988 -- From domestic insurgency to international concern. The war of words escalates ; The military crisis -- America's deepening engagement. The Gates mission ; The Gates mission: an evaluation -- 1990 as a nuclear crisis. The injection of nuclear weapons into the crisis ; The nuclear issue and the crisis -- Lessons for the real world.
This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990 and places the crisis in the context of concurrent international events.
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