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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Why Israel Can't Waitby Jerome R. Corsi

    Threshold Editions 2009; Not Available

    The new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly declared that a primary foreign policy objective is to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. Israel is a "one-bomb state," such that one atomic weapon, even a relatively low-yield bomb of the type the United States dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki... more...

  • 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 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$ 105.00

    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 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 Second Nuclear Ageby Paul Bracken

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 18.99

    Paul Bracken is the author of Fire in the East and The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces . He is a professor of management and political science at Yale University, and was previously a member of the senior staff of the Hudson Institute under Herman Kahn and a consultant to the Rand Corporation. He serves on several Department of Defense... 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$ 54.95

    Despite its portrayal as a bold departure, the Bush Doctrine was not the "new" or "revolutionary" policy instrument that many at the time portended. This work seeks to argue that while it was clear that the Bush Doctrine certainly qualified as a preventive war policy, it is apparent that the adoption of this strategy did not mark a total break with... 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...