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GEORGE H. QUESTER is Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, where he teaches courses on defense policy and arms control and on U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on international politics and international security.
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Authored by Dr. George H. Quester.
Nuclear proliferation, a security issue which has transcended the cold war, has been, and is, particularly troublesome in South Asia. There, India and Pakistan, neighbors with unresolved disputes since they were granted independence at the end of World War II, are believed to have nuclear weapons (although the leaders of both nations deny it) and are intermittently engaged in conflict with each other.