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The Resource Engaging India : diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb, Strobe Talbott

Engaging India : diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb, Strobe Talbott

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Engaging India : diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb
Title
Engaging India
Title remainder
diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb
Statement of responsibility
Strobe Talbott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On May 11, 1998, three nuclear devices exploded under the Thar, or Great Indian Desert, shaking the surrounding villages - and the rest of the world. The immediate effect was to plunge U.S.-India relations, already vexed by decades of tension and estrangement, into a new and acrimonious standoff. The situation deteriorated further when Pakistan responded with a test of its own two weeks later." "Engaging India is the revealing, authoritative account of the intensive talks that the United States conducted on parallel tracks with the South Asian nuclear powers over the next two and a half years. Bill Clinton's point man for that high-stakes diplomacy takes us behind the scenes of one of the most intriguing and consequential political dramas of our time, reconstructing what happened - and why." "From June 1998 through September 2000, in the most extensive engagement ever between the United States and India, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and Minister of External Affairs Jaswant Singh met fourteen times in seven countries on three continents. They grappled with the urgent issues of arms control and nonproliferation, but they also discussed their visions for the U.S.-India relationship, the potential for economic and strategic cooperation between the two countries, and the implications of Hindu nationalism for the evolution of Indian society, politics, and security. Their personal rapport helped raise the level of trust between the two governments. As a result, the United States was able to play a crucial role in defusing the crisis between India and Pakistan over the contested territory of Kashmir in the summer of 1999 - thus, perhaps, averting a war that could have escalated to nuclear conflagration." "The Talbott-Singh dialogue laid the ground for Clinton's transformational visit to South Asia in March 2000. That presidential journey opened a new chapter in relations between the United States and India. It also set the scene for U.S. cooperation with both India and Pakistan in the war against terror after September 11, 2001"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Talbott, Strobe
Dewey number
327.73054/09/049
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.I4
LC item number
T35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Talbott, Strobe
  • United States
  • India
  • United States
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
Label
Engaging India : diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb, Strobe Talbott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lost half century -- The desert rises -- The mountain turns white -- Jaswant's village -- Stuck on the tarmac -- Soft stonewalling -- The avatar of evil -- From Kargil to Blair House -- Sisyphus at India House -- A guest in the parliament -- Unfinished business
Control code
55589001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780815783008
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Engaging India : diplomacy, democracy, and the bomb, Strobe Talbott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lost half century -- The desert rises -- The mountain turns white -- Jaswant's village -- Stuck on the tarmac -- Soft stonewalling -- The avatar of evil -- From Kargil to Blair House -- Sisyphus at India House -- A guest in the parliament -- Unfinished business
Control code
55589001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780815783008
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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