Thursday, December 2, 1999
6:30 to 8:00 pm * Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC
Asia Society invites you to meet author
to discuss his new book, INDIA'S NUCLEAR BOMB
In India’s Nuclear Bomb, George Perkovich tracks the
development of India’s nuclear capability over the past fifty
years and explores India’s threat to global security in the
wake of the 1998 detonations. This startling account details
India’s struggle for international acknowledgement and
questions dominant assumptions about the underlying
motivations for seeking nuclear capability. The author, who
also serves as the director of the Secure World Program for
the W.Alton Jones foundation, will address the following questions:
Why did India bid for nuclear status when 149 other nations
had signed a ban on nuclear weapons testing?
What drove India’s new Hindu nationalist government to depart
from decades of nuclear self-restraint?
How did the U.S. help India acquire nuclear capability and could
the U.S. have done anything to stop it?
How do ethical and cultural concerns underlie India’s seemingly
paradoxical stance about nuclear weapons?
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