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Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton


India confronts an exceptionally difficult national security problem: how to motivate Pakistan to prevent cross-border terrorism. That both countries possess nuclear weapons significantly complicates this challenge. If India applies too much force against Pakistan in an escalating conflict, it could prompt the use of nuclear weapons. But too little threat may be insufficient to motivate Pakistani leaders to act as India needs. Not War, Not Peace? examines India’s options in developing an effective strategy. It assesses the feasibility and potential risks and benefits of army-centric ground cam ... More

Keywords: international security, military strategy, nuclear, international relations, terrorism, India, Pakistan, South Asia, counterterrorism, covert operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199467495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Perkovich, author
Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment, International Peace.

Toby Dalton, author
Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.