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Author Nawaz, Shuja, author

Title India and Pakistan : the opportunity cost of conflict / Shuja Nawaz and Mohan Guruswamy
Published Washington, DC : Atlantic Council, South Asia Center, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (15 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction. -- Seeds of conflict. -- Guns versus butter. -- South Asia: a conflict zone. -- What if? -- What spurs military spending? -- Determinants of military spending. -- Intraregional and bilateral trade. -- What does it cost? -- Recommendations
Summary This report argues that heavy military spending in India and Pakistan has in fact been detrimental to the citizens of both countries in terms of security and economic growth, and calls on leaders to reinvest in trade and confidence building.The authors explain how high defense spending and low economic integration into South Asia's regional economy have come at the expense of those living in poverty. Although many now favor rapprochement, Nawaz and Guruswamy argue that unless both sides begin a dialogue on economic and military relations, these issues will only worsen
Notes "April 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ACUS, viewed May 13, 2014)
Subject Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
India -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures
India -- Relations -- Pakistan -- Costs
Pakistan -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures
Pakistan -- Relations -- India -- Costs
Form Electronic book
Author Guruswamy, Mohan, author
Atlantic Council of the United States. South Asia Center, publisher
ISBN 1619770520