NIAS Book Release: Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton, Conference hall 2, 1530 hrs
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
The Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru
Invite you to a
Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism
Co-authored by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton
Book Release by
Ambassador P.S. Raghavan
Former Indian Ambassador to Russia
The book will be discussed by
Dr. Toby Dalton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
Ambassador (Retd.) P.S. Raghavan, Former Indian Ambassador to Moscow
Vice Admiral (Retd.) R.N. Ganesh, Former DG, Indian Submarine Programme
Vice Admiral (Retd.) Vijay Shankar, Former C-in-C, Indian Strategic Forces Command
Mr. Pranay Kotasthane, Fellow & Head, Geostrategy Programme, Takshashila Institute, Bengaluru
Dr. Arun Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 4- 6 PM (Coffee/Tea: 3:30 pm)
Venue: Conference Hall II, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru-12
Note: The book will be available for sale at NIAS during the event
About the Book: The Mumbai blasts of 1993, the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, Mumbai 26/11—cross-border terrorism has continued unabated. What can India do to motivate Pakistan to do more to prevent such attacks? In the nuclear times that we live in, where a military counter-attack could escalate to destruction beyond imagination, overt warfare is clearly not an option. But since outright peacemaking seems similarly infeasible, what combination of coercive pressure and bargaining could lead to peace?
The authors provide, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the violent and non-violent options available to India for compelling Pakistan to take concrete steps towards curbing terrorism originating in its homeland. They draw on extensive interviews with senior Indian and Pakistani officials, in service and retired, to explore the challenges involved in compellence and to show how non-violent coercion combined with clarity on the economic, social, and reputational costs of terrorism can better motivate Pakistan to pacify groups involved in cross-border terrorism. Not War, Not Peace? goes beyond the much discussed theories of nuclear deterrence and counterterrorism strategy to explore a new approach to resolving old conflicts.
About the Authors: George Perkovich is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has worked for three decades on nuclear strategy and security issues in South Asia. Perkovich is the author of India's Nuclear Bomb.
Toby Dalton is Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focusses on cooperative security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia. From 2002 to 2010, Dalton served in a variety of positions at the US Department of Energy.
All are cordially invited
Wednesday, September 28, 2016