LINK: DOMINATION BY MAJOR POWERS LEADS TO NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
TO STOP PROLIFERATION LARGE POWERS MUST SHOW RESPECT FOR SMALL POWERS
SHA ZUKANG, Dir. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency of China 2000; REPAIRING THE REGIME, "China's perspective on nonproliferation" // VT2002 acs, p. 131
The proliferation problem cannot be solved without taking the large international
environment into consideration. It is important that a fair and just new world order be established whereby all states treat one another with equality. The big and powerful should not bully the small and weak. All disputes should be solved peacefully, without the resort to the use or threat of force. This is the most effective way to remove the fundamental motivations of countries for the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction, thus the best approach to non-proliferation.
INDIA GOT NUCLEAR WEAPONS BECAUSE OF SUPERPOWER CONTAINMENT
The Hindu-Editorial, March 4, 1999 HEADLINE: - India and the Asian balance //lnu-acs
THE desire to wrest a key position in the Asian balance of power has been one of the important considerations that drove India to conduct its nuclear tests last year. Chafed by the attempts of the great powers to deny India a larger role in Asia and the world and box it in the narrow confines of the subcontinent, New Delhi jumped out of the nuclear closet.
THE BEST NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY IS TO REDUCE THE FEARS THAT DRIVE NATIONS TO ACQUIRE NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Steven Mufson, Washington Post Staff Writer, The Washington Post July 17, 1999, Pg. A01 HEADLINE: Losing the Battle on Arms Control; Pakistan-India Nuclear Race Is Just Part of a Disturbing Trend //lnu-acs
Wisner says it is more urgent to defuse the problems that drive countries to seek such devices. Better to engage North Korea, mediate the Indian-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir, resolve the Israeli-Palestinian problem, or figure out what Iran sees as threats to its national security, he says.
"Ballistic missiles are the symptom, not the problem," says Krepon of the Stimson Center.
SO-CALLED "ROGUE" STATES OPPOSE AN AMERICAN-LED WORLD SYSTEM
RICHARD N. HAASS, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, and Chair in International Security at the Brookings Institution, Foreign Affairs, September, 1999 / October, 1999; Pg. 37 HEADLINE: What to Do With American Primacy // ln-10/99-acs
A host of smaller but still considerable powers, including India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and others, are likely to view an American-led world as discriminatory, threatening, or both.