Strategic Chain: Linking Pakistan, India, China, and the United States   [open pdf - 714KB]

"The 15-month Brookings Institution project fo¬cused on the 'strategic chain' linking Pakistan, India, China, and the United States--a series of relationships that are resulting in some of the most active nuclear weapons, missile, and missile defense programs anywhere in the world today. The project's main goal was to identify policies and measures that could promote stability and reduce incentives for arms build-ups between key pairs of protagonists, regionally, and globally, while also contributing to a better understanding of the various strategic in¬terconnections among these four nuclear-armed powers. The study was based on research conducted by Brookings and foreign experts and drew on the results of consultations with former senior officials and scholars from each of the four countries in the strategic chain. The contributions of participants in these consultations reflected their personal views and not necessarily the positions of their governments. This report provides analysis of the 'strategic chain,' and recommendations for promoting stability and moderating competition, whether between pairs of 'strategic chain' countries, on a region-wide basis, and even globally." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

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