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Policy Report. South Asia at the Nuclear Crossroads: US Policy Options Towards South Asian Nuclear Proliferation: The Role of Sanctions and Incentives

| March 2001

South Asia at the Nuclear Crossroads

A Joint Publication of the Managing the Atom Project at Harvard University, the Fourth Freedom Forum, and the Joan B. Kroc Institkute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

by Samina Ahmed and David Cortright

SOUTH ASIA AT A NUCLEAR CROSSROADS

- Challenges and Opportunities
- South Asian Nuclear Proliferation and U.S. National Security
- U.S. Nonproliferation Policy: Guidelines for the New Administration

SANCTIONS AND INCENTIVES

- Successful Influence Strategies
- Understanding Sanctions
- Using Incentives
- Carrots and Sticks

LEARNING FROM THE PAST

- The Perils of Inconsistency
- Imperfect Incentives
- Sanctioning Nuclear Proliferation
- From Pressure to Persuasion and Back Again
- Employing Carrots and Sticks

NUCLEAR TESTS AND THE US RESPONSE

- International Sanctions and Conditional Incentives
- Nonproliferation Progress
- Reversing Course

US POLICY OPTIONS

- Engaging with South Asia
- Potential Policy Options
- Arms Control and Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia
- Nonweaponization and Nondeployment
- A Nuclear-Free South Asia

PURSUING A NEW NONPROLIFERATION POLICY

- Identifying An Appropriate Influence Strategy
- Carrots and Sticks for India
- Carrots and Sticks for Pakistan
- Debt for Disarmament
- U.S. Policy and South Asia's Nuclear Future VII. Policy Recommendation

 

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For Academic Citation: Ahmed, Samina and David Cortright. “Policy Report. South Asia at the Nuclear Crossroads: US Policy Options Towards South Asian Nuclear Proliferation: The Role of Sanctions and Incentives.” Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center, Fourth Freedom Forum, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, March 2001.

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