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Contents Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Richard J. Ellings Overview No Escape: Managing the Enduring Reality of Nuclear Weapons . . . . . . . 3 Ashley J. Tellis An overview of the contemporary nuclear developments in Asia that are described in this volume and an analysis of the implications for the United States and its ambitions regarding comprehensive nuclear disarmament. Established Nuclear Powers Russia as a Nuclear Power in the Eurasian Context. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Jacob W. Kipp An assessment of Russia’s posture as a major nuclear weapons state that examines the role of Russian nuclear forces within the complex security environment of Eurasia. China’s Nuclear Modernization: Surprise, Restraint, and Uncertainty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jeffrey Lewis A consideration of the evolution of China’s nuclear posture and the current status of its nuclear modernization programs that draws implications for the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. India: The Challenges of Nuclear Operationalization and Strategic Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Gaurav Kampani An overview of the operational advances in India’s nuclear capabilities over the past decade and an analysis of their regional and global implications. The Future of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Christopher Clary A review of developments in Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal since 1998 and a consideration of likely developments through 2020. Latent Nuclear Powers Nuclear Ambition and Tension on the Korean Peninsula. . . . . . . . . . . . 163 John S. Park A presentation of a new framework of analysis to explore North Korea’s evolving use of its nuclear arsenal and the implications for both the Korean Peninsula and U.S. policy. Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Robert Reardon An assessment of Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons, the nature of its nuclear decision-making, and the possible consequences and policy implications of Iran’s nuclear choices. Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond “Allergy” and Breakout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Richard J. Samuels and James L. Schoff An examination of the future of Japan’s hedged dependence on U.S. extended deterrence that encourages more imaginative thinking about potential outcomes and strategic implications as the second nuclear age unfolds. Special Study Extended Deterrence, Assurance, and Reassurance in the Pacific during the Second Nuclear Age. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Linton Brooks and Mira Rapp-Hooper An analysis of the complex relationships that exist around the extended deterrence of China and North Korea, the assurance of U.S. allies in Asia of the reliability of U.S. security guarantees, and the reassurance of China that the United States does not seek to thwart its peaceful rise. Indicators Strategic Asia by the Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 About the Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 About Strategic Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 ...

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ISBN
9781939131294
Related ISBN
9781939131287
MARC Record
OCLC
1019668414
Pages
334
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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