I= U.S POLICY OF NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION IN SOUTH ASIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PAKISTAN EVALUATION AND IMPLICATIONS (1947-1990)
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Title of Thesis
U.S POLICY OF NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION IN SOUTH ASIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PAKISTAN EVALUATION AND IMPLICATIONS (1947-1990)

Author(s)
Shaista Tabassum
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi,./Department International Relations
Session
1999
Subject
International Relations
Number of Pages
156
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
nuclear non-proliferation, south asia, pakistan, u.s policy, atomic bomb, nuclear activities, u.s india nuclear relation, u.s pakistan nuclear relation

Abstract
The concept of nuclear non-proliferation emerged after the Second World war when the world saw the disaster caused by the atomic bomb. A number of plans were discussed and an international consensus was reached on a treaty for controlling the spread of nuclear weapons in the world. The nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) was not initially signed by many states but gradually received universally acceptability. States entered into the treaty as either nuclear weapon or non-nuclear weapon states. Three non-signatory states were India, Pakistan and Israel Located in Asia.

The thrust of US nuclear non-proliferation policy was in South Asia where two major non-signatory states were situated bordering each other. India reached the level of a nuclear power in 1947 while Pakistan started its program about the same time. The US initially pressurized Pakistan to stop its nuclear program but the situation changed after the Soviet military intervention of Afghanistan in 1979. Until the late eighties, the US exempted Pakistan from all restrictions and supplied significant military aid. After 1990, it reverted back to its strict policy towards Pakistan. During the same period, it continued to neglect Indian nuclear program in order to bring India closer to the US and away from the Soviet Union.

This dissertation is an attempt to highlight important events of theUS nuclear non-proliferation policy towards India and Pakistan in the period 1947-1990. The purpose of this research is to compare the US policy towards these two countries and to demonstrate its uneven and contradictory approach as far as the issue of nuclear non-proliferation is concerned.

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Conceptual Framework 7
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4 3 U.S Nuclear Policy in Asia 24
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5 4 Nuclear Activities in South Asia 41
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6 5 Decision Making in the U.S Legislature for Nuclear Non Proliferation in South Asia 75
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7 6 U.S India and U.S Pakistan Nuclear Relations A comparative Study 1947-1985 99
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8 7 U.S India and U.S Pakistan Nuclear Relation: A comparative Study 1985-1990 115
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9 8 Conclusion 134
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10 9 Bibliography 143
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11 10 Appendixes 144
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