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Pakistan's nuclear bomb : a story of defiance, deterrence and deviance

Author: Hassan Abbas
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the mysterious story of Pakistan's attempt to develop nuclear weapons in the face of severe odds. Hassan Abbas profiles the politicians and scientists involved, and the role of China and Saudi Arabia in supporting Pakistan's nuclear infrastructure. Abbas also unravels the motivations behind the Pakistani nuclear physicist Dr A.Q. Khan's involvement in nuclear  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hassan Abbas
ISBN: 9781849047159 1849047154
OCLC Number: 1024211817
Description: x, 341 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Framing the Questions --
Background: Pakistan --
India Rivalry and the Making of a National Security State (1947-1972) --
The Development of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme --
Pakistan's Nuclear Proliferation Links with Iran --
Pakistan's Nuclear Proliferation Links with North Korea --
Pakistan's Nuclear Proliferation Links with Libya --
Investigating A.Q. Khan's Personal Motivations, Religious Orientation, and Anti-Western Worldview --
Political Instability, Civil-Military Tussles, and Loose Controls over the Nuclear Programme Management --
Conclusion : Policy Implications and the Future of Pakistan's Nuclear Programme.
Responsibility: Hassan Abbas.

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'Abbas' diligent scrutiny of public sources and his intimate knowledge of Pakistani politics make this the most authoritative study yet written of Khan's complicated story.' 'Drawing on the Read more...

 
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