India and Pakistan: Familiarity Breeds Contempt, Proliferation as an Object of Envy

  • Patrick C. Coaty


What happens when there is not a direct link to the established network of tacit knowledge enjoyed by the Chinese, or Americans? In this chapter we move our analytical framework to South Asia, testing the theory against proliferation programs of both India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan share a common historical experience of suffering under British Imperialism, which seems to have contributed to having both of these states engaged in one of the most severe rivalries in the world. This chapter highlights the effect of the security dilemma, and the pursuit of these weapons for prestige.

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  • Patrick C. Coaty
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  1. 1.Orange Coast CollegeCosta MesaUSA

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