WHAT IS BEYOND NUCLEAR EQUILIBRIUM? Politics of Conflict between India and Pakistan

RICARDO JASSO HUEZO

It is well known by international political theorists that the political units called “States” live in an anarchical system. In this world without general authority, the best ally one can have is oneself. As a British politician —Lord Palmerston— once said, “We have no permanent allies nor permanent enemies […]. Our interests are eternal and our duty is to serve these interests.” International politics is what Morgenthau called “the struggle for power” —that is for dominance. Every unit in the system seeks to achieve two major goals: survival and preeminence. Bringing all these characteristics together results in the main pattern of political life in the international system: namely, the balance of power. … More WHAT IS BEYOND NUCLEAR EQUILIBRIUM? Politics of Conflict between India and Pakistan