China Silently Nuclearizing South Asia – M.D. Nalapat

From UPI Online:

In 1999 this columnist put forward the theory of a “proxy nuclear state,” a country that has had nuclear capability grafted onto by an outside power. Thus far, China has developed two such states — North Korea (to harry ) and Pakistan (to contain India). A third, Bangladesh, is well on the way, with a likely candidate for a future in which tensions with the reach the 1950s level.

China’s warming strategic relationship with Russia has resulted in Moscow going along as the junior partner in what is shaping up to be a Sino-Russian partnership designed to constrain the United States, first in Asia and subsequently in and South America. [Full Text]

M.D. Nalapat is vice-chair of the Manipal Advanced Group, Peace Chair, and professor of geopolitics at Manipal .

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