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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Over the Horizon Proliferation Threatsby James Wirtz; Peter Lavoy

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In every decade of the nuclear era, one or two states have developed nuclear weapons despite the international community's opposition to proliferation. In the coming years, the breakdown of security arrangements, especially in the Middle East and Northeast Asia, could drive additional countries to seek their own nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC)... more...

  • Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Centuryby Thérèse Delpech

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    Deterrence remains a primary doctrine for dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. The author reviews the history of nuclear deterrence and calls for a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of concepts such as first strike, escalation, extended deterrence, and other Cold War-era strategies in today's complex world... more...

  • The Worst-Kept Secretby Avner Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Israel has made a unique contribution to the nuclear age& mdash;it has created (with the tacit support of the United States) a special "bargain" with its bomb. Israel is the only nuclear-armed state that keeps its bomb invisible, unacknowledged, opaque. It will only say that it will not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East.... more...

  • The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weaponsby T.V. Paul

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    An exploration of the rise, persistence, and impact of the tradition of non-use of nuclear weapons followed by nuclear powers for well over sixty years. more...

  • A Perpetual Menaceby William Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines ?the problem of order? arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when industrialization and the emergence of new sciences, technologies... more...

  • Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Optionby Aiden Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book seeks to analyse the Bush Doctrine?s controversial preemption/prevention policy and its willingness to place the nuclear option to the fore of US security strategy. Additionally, it will evaluate the first two years of the Obama administration and its attempts "adjust" and refine US nuclear strategy ? if at all. more...

  • Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferationby Jeffrey Knopf

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    While policy makers and scholars have long devoted considerable attention to strategies like deterrence, which threaten others with unacceptable consequences, such threat-based strategies are not always the best option. In some cases, a state may be better off seeking to give others a greater sense of security, rather than by holding their security... more...

  • US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967by Sean N. Kalic

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to  US  Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...

  • Nuclear Superiorityby David S. McDonough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    In 2002 the Bush administration completed a Nuclear Posture Review that introduced a ?new triad? based on offensive-strike systems, defences and a revitalized defence infrastructure. The new triad is designed for a new strategic threat environment, characterized not by a long-standing nuclear rivalry with another superpower, but by unstable relationships... more...

  • Day of Two Sunsby Jane Dibblin

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 11.99

    Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted some 66 nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Day of Two Suns is a shocking and timely study of the story of a displaced people contaminated by nuclear fallout, forcibly resettled as their own islands become uninhabitable, and reduced to lives of poverty, ill-health, and dependence. It is also... more...