The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age.
On May 11, 1998, India began testing nuclear weapons. The world will never be the same.
The Indian test of five atomic bombs, and the Pakistani tests that answered a few weeks later, marked the end of the arms control system that has kept the world from nuclear war for half a century. As Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science at Yale University explains in this landmark study, they signal the re-emergence of something the world hasn't seen since the sixteenth century - modern technologically adept military powers on the mainlands of Asia.
In this book, Professor Bracken reveals several alarming trends and secrets, such as how close Israel actually came to a germ warfare attack during the Gulf War, why "globalisation" will spur the development of weapons of mass destruction, how American interests are endangered by Asian nationalism, and how to navigate what he names The Second Nuclear Age.
'Fire In The East' is a provocative account of how the Eastern monopoly on modern arms is coming to an end, and how it will forever transform America's role on the stage of international politics.