I would like to thank the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, the Cooperative Security Competitions Program ( Department of External Affairs and Trade, grant no. CS008-2), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (grant no. 410- 93-0574) for the generous financial assistance I received to complete this project.
I have benefited enormously from the help and support of Patrick James. Every significant academic achievement in my life, including this book, would have been impossible without his wisdom and guidance. To him I owe my career. I am indebted to Michael Brecher for his help and advice over the years and for comments and suggestions made on earlier drafts of this manuscript.
I would like to thank Anupa, the most important person in my life, for her infinite patience. To her I owe my happiness. The greatest debt of all is owed to my family for their constant encouragement.