Michael Kraig

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  • Michael Kraig is Director of Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa.

    India as a Nuclear-Capable Rising Power in a Multipolar and Non-Polar World

    The two global trends of multipolarity (rising powers) and non-polarity (failing states) are strongly present in the South Asian geopolitical context. India's competitive-cooperative relationship with China is clearly part of the multipolar trend of rising powers throughout the world, while India's long, antagonistic history with Pakistan is increasingly witness to a weakening and radicalized Pakistani state. In this mixed strategic environment, Indian nuclear weapons are neither a global bane nor a coercive form of power for compelling a lopsided agreement with Pakistan on Kashmir.

    May 2009