Summary: As this monograph will show, South Asia¹ has grown in importance to the United States as India and Pakistan acquire maturing nuclear capabilities and as ongoing operations in and stabilization of Afghanistan focus American attention on the region. Stability between India and Pakistan remains hostage to the ongoing struggle over Kashmir² and to each state’s expectations about how its nuclear arsenal will affect the other’s behavior in a future crisis. Moreover, revelations of Abdul Qadeer Khan’s role in nuclear trafficking have escalated concerns about past and further nuclear proliferation from the region. The jihadi movement, mobilized in the 1970s in
ISBN: 9780833038128
DOI: 10.7249/mg367af.9