I HAVE MANY PEOPLE TO THANK, in addition to my contributing authors, for their important roles in producing Inside Nuclear South Asia. First, and foremost, I must thank my colleagues at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) for maintaining such a stimulating intellectual environment and for providing opportunities to present my own work, and the research of the other contributing authors, in the social science seminars at Stanford. Siegfried Hecker, Christopher Chyba, and Lynn Eden have shared directing responsibilities with me at CISAC during the years that this book was written, and I thank them for enabling me to focus, for at least some portion of my time, on my own research and writing. Second, I thank Rupal Mehta, Josh Weddle, Kate Hadley, Oriana Mastro, Michael Orgil, Natasha PereiraKamath, and David Robbins for their excellent research assistance. Third, I want to thank the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and the Carnegie Corporation of New York for providing funds to support a conference in which many of the authors were able to try out their ideas and receive feedback from each other. Fourth, I want to thank my many colleagues and friends in India and Pakistan, from whom I have learned so much over the years and who have maintained a constant spirit of intellectual cooperation even when we disagreed about the effects of nuclear weapons on South Asian security. I especially want to express my gratitude to V. R. Raghavan and K. Shankar Bajpai for hosting me at many seminars at the Delhi Policy Group and to Jehangir Karamat for arranging my meetings in Lahore and Islamabad.
Finally, I thank my wife, Sujitpan Bao Lamsam, and my children, Benjamin, Charlotte, and Samuel, for accepting that I will occasionally fly off to distant parts of the world to conduct research and have been, even more often, distracted at home by the books and papers I am reading about nuclear