In mid-March 1992, a group of forty scholars, journalists, strategists, and government officials met in Kathmandu, Nepal, to assess the post-Cold War world. The meeting marked both a summing up and a beginning. Many of the conference participants had been associated at one time or another with the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (A CD IS) at the University of lllinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 1978, ACDIS had from its very first year recruited scholars from South Asia (and scholars working on South Asia). Much of this work was supported by a continuing grant from the Ford Foundation (which also contributed major support for the Kathmandu meeting), but lllinois was also "home" for a number of Fulbright and Asia Foundation grantees.1 The meeting in Kathmandu provided an opportunity for these individuals to again meet with each other and with faculty and staff associated with ACDIS.
List of Tables and Figures -- About the Contributors -- Preface -- Foreword: Post-Cold War Security Issues of South Asia, /Prime Minister G. P. Koirala -- PART ONE -- Overview -- 1 Introduction, /Kanti P. Bajpai and Stephen P. Cohen -- 2 Whither Security Studies After the Cold War? /Edward A. Kolodziej -- PART TWO -- South Asian Region -- 3 South Asian Security Dilemmas in the Post-Cold War World, /Shelton U. Kodikara -- 4 Internal Sources of Conflict in South Asia, /Baladas Ghoshal -- 5 Pakistan's Security Perceptions in the Post-Cold War Era, /Maqsudul Hasan Nuri -- 6 Challenges and Opportunities: Indian Foreign Policy in the 1990s, Partha S. Ghosh -- PART THREE -- India and Pakistan -- 7 The Future of Conflict in South Asia: The India-Pakistan Dimension, /Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema -- 8 India-Pakistan Reconciliation: The Impact on International Security, /Lieutenant General M. L. Chibber -- PART FOUR -- Nuclear Proliferation -- 9 Capping, Managing, or Eliminating Nuclear Weapons? /K. Subrahmanyam -- 10 Beyond "Horizontal and Vertical Proliferation": Towards an Integrated Approach to Nuclear Weapons Material, /Clifford E. Singer -- 11 Regional Nuclear Proliferation: Problems and Prospects, /Hasan-Askari Rizvi -- PART FIVE -- South Asia and Beyond -- 12 Post-Communist Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan and the Region, /Marvin G. Weinbaum -- 13 The Littoral Countries at the Crossroads, /Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy -- List of Acronyms -- Index -- About the Book.