Sino-Indian Nuclear Relations and the Security Dilemma

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Amid a largely positive Sino-Indian relationship, the security dilemma between them remains a challenge. As realist international relations theory suggests, in an anarchic international system states choose to assume the worst when it comes to digesting other states’ strategic intentions. This pernicious behavior is the cause of the security dilemma, which drives two purely defensive minded states into strategic mistrust and arms race.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationChina-India Brief
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2016


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