Professor Sarkar argues that the French foreign ministry and the French atomic energy commission feared being implicated in India’s 1974 nuclear explosion, leading to renegotiation of their past contracts with the Indian atomic energy commission.
“Some wars end in conquest, others may lead to a temporary arrangement. The Cold War was unusual in that it was carried out as a truce, with neither side seeking victory.”
Prof. Jayita Sarkar paper on French nuclear operation with India published in the journal ‘Cold War History.’
Professor Emeritus Andrew Bacevich publishes new book: “The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.”