India and the NPT after the Cold War

  • Raju G. C. Thomas
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American efforts to stem the spread of nuclear weapons would appear more likely to succeed in the post-cold war era than was the case during the cold war. Without the nuclear standoff based on mutual assured destruction between the United States and the former Soviet Union, western nuclear guarantees to third parties would now appear more credible. All states facing potential nuclear threats can be brought under a credible western nuclear umbrella, unless they fear nuclear threats from a U.S.-led West itself. With the West now having achieved undisputed military supremacy, one American “proliferation watcher” even suggested that the United States should not think just in terms of containing nuclear-weapon proliferation, but should attempt now to “win” the war against proliferation.1


Nuclear Weapon Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear Disarmament Weapon Program Chemical Weapon Convention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raju G. C. Thomas
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  1. 1.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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