Confidence Building Measures Between India and Pakistan: A Constructivist View

S. Rehman, A. Azam, W. Hussain, K. M. Ahmad


Confidence Building Measures are generally viewed as important agents of change for introducing peace and stability among rival states. Both of the nuclear states of South Asia have undertaken confidence building measures in the post nuclearization scenario; however, these measures are not actually building confidence between the two states when seen from the constructivist perspective. The present study suggests that confidence building measures may be used for deconstruction of perceptions and in changing existing norms, ideas and shared understandings.

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