The proliferation of baseball in the world of cricket: US power relations with India & Pakistan from 1998-2008
LE3 .A278 2008
Bachelor of Arts
This thesis examines the relationships that the Presidents Clinton and Bush Jr have had with India and Pakistan. It uses power theory as its theoretical foundation. This thesis examines how both administrations have affected the relationships between India and Pakistan in two issues: terrorism and nuclearization. This thesis spans from 1998 during the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests to after the Pakistani elections in February 2008. This thesis examines American influence in the Kargil Offensive in 1999, the Indian Parliament Building Bombings in 2001 and the subsequent nuclear standoff and the proposed US-Indian Civilian Nuclear Deal. US reengagement in South Asia has led India and Pakistan to the brink of another arms race, because of the Bush administration’s policy to treat separately India and Pakistan as if their security dilemma did not exist.
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