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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Nuclear Logicsby Etel Solingen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Nuclear Logics examines why some states seek nuclear weapons while others renounce them. Looking closely at nine cases in East Asia and the Middle East, Etel Solingen finds two distinct regional patterns. In East Asia, the norm since the late 1960s has been to forswear nuclear weapons, and North Korea, which makes no secret of its nuclear ambitions,... more...

  • Iran and Nuclear Weaponsby Saira Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    This book investigates what is driving Iran's nuclear weapons programme in a less-hostile regional environment, using a theory of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation. more...

  • Five Days in Augustby Michael D. Gordin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...

  • South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destructionby Helen E. Purkitt; Stephen F. Burgess

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 21.20

    South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast. Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess explore how systems used for nuclear, biological, and chemical... more...

  • Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areasby K.G. Andersson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 180.00

    For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more... more...

  • Inside Nuclear South Asiaby Scott Sagan

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    This book presents an analytical account of the causes and dangerous consequences of nuclear proliferation in South Asia. more...

  • Peddling Perilby David Albright

    Free Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    ?THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.? ?ALBERT EINSTEIN W ith the revelation of Iran?s secret uranium enrichment facilities, North Korea?s brazen testing of missiles and nuclear weapons, and nuclear-endowed Pakistan?s descent into instability, the urgency... more...

  • How the End Beginsby Ron Rosenbaum

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground. Iran?s nuclear shroud is penetrated by a computer worm. Al-Qaeda goes on the hunt for Pakistan?s bomb, and Israelis debate the merit of a preemptive... more...

  • A Skeptic's Case for Nuclear Disarmamentby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    Is it realistic or even wise to envision a world without nuclear weapons? More and more people seem to think so. Barack Obama is himself on board, having declared “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” But that is easier said than done. Michael O’Hanlon puts his own indelible stamp... more...

  • The New Nuclear Dangerby Helen Caldicott

    New Press, The 2004; US$ 17.95

    This revised edition includes a new introduction that outlines the costs of operation Iraqi Freedom, details the companies profiting from the war and subsequent reconstruction, and chronicles the rampant conflicts of interest among members of the Bush administration who also have a financial stake in weapons manufacturing. After eight printings in... more...