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Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia

Moeed Yusuf


This book is the first to theorize third party mediation in crises between regional nuclear powers. Its relevance flows from two of the most significant international developments since the end of the Cold War: the emergence of regional nuclear rivalries; and the shift from the Cold War’s bipolar context to today’s unipolar international setting. Moving away from the traditional bilateral deterrence models, the book conceptualizes crisis behavior as “brokered bargaining”: a three-way bargaining framework where the regional rivals and the ‘third party’ seek to influence each other to behave in ... More

Keywords: brokered bargaining, third party mediation, nuclear crisis behavior, nuclear deterrence, crisis management, unipolarity, India, Pakistan, United States, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503604858
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503604858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moeed Yusuf, author
United States Institute of Peace

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Section I Conceptual and Theoretical Issues

Section II India-Pakistan Crises in the Overt Nuclear Era

Section III Lessons and Implications

End Matter