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Pakistan's nuclear weapons

Chakma, Bhumitra


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Dr Bhumitra Chakma
Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research and Taught Programmes)


© 2009 Bhumitra Chakma. Pakistan is a vitally important country in the contemporary global political system. It is a de facto nuclear state, and a pivotal country in the War on Terror. This book provides a comprehensive study of a nuclear-armed Pakistan, investigating the implications of its emergence as a nuclear weapons state.Setting out the historical background of Pakistani nuclear development, the book examines the lessons for proliferation that can be drawn from the Pakistan case. It explains the changes and continuities of Pakistan's nuclear policy, assessing its emerging force posture and the implications for Pakistani, South Asian and global security. It also considers the extent to which Pakistan can be said to have a nuclear doctrine, the Pakistani nuclear command and control system, and the relationship between Pakistan and the Non-Proliferation regime. Addressing the issue of whether Pakistan should be viewed as a proliferator, and the implications of a nuclear Pakistan for global terrorism, Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons is an important study of all the major issues surrounding Pakistan's emergence as a nuclear power.


Chakma, B. (2008). Pakistan's nuclear weapons. London: Routledge.

Book Type Book
Online Publication Date Oct 12, 2012
Publication Date Aug 13, 2008
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2014
Journal Routledge security in Asia Pacific series
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-188
Series Title Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
Book Title Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
ISBN 9780415408714; 9780415590327
Keywords REF 2014 submission
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