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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...

  • Elemental Germansby Christoph Laucht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born émigré atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959. more...

  • The Second Nuclear Ageby Paul Bracken

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 17.99

    A leading international security strategist offers a compelling new way to "think about the unthinkable." The cold war ended more than two decades ago, and with its end came a reduction in the threat of nuclear weapons?a luxury that we can no longer indulge. It?s not just the threat of Iran getting the bomb or North Korea doing something rash;... 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...

  • NATO, Britain, France and the FRGby Beatrice Heuser

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 64.00

    Containing the histories (from 1945 to the present) of the nuclear strategies of NATO, Britain and France, and of the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), this book shows how strategies were functions of a perceived Soviet threat and an American 'nuclear guarantee'. There were three options for West Europeans: a compromise with differing... more...