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THE US-INDIA NUCLEAR PACT: Policy, Process, and Great Power Politics

Harsh Pant


In October 2008, United States President, George W. Bush signed a law allowing civilian nuclear trade with India. The US-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Non-proliferation Enhancement Act was a historic turning point in relations between two countries that used to distrust each other but eventually decided to form a ‘strategic partnership’. Their nuclear energy cooperation agreement has important implications for Indian foreign policy and broader international relations. This book presents a thorough and insightful analysis of the process of negotiations that culminated in the 2008 nucle ... More

Keywords: United States, India, international relations, international politics, nuclear weapons non-proliferation, negotiations, nuclear energy cooperation, nuclear pact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198073963
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harsh Pant, editor
Department of Defence Studies, King's College, London

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