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  • International Cooperation on WMD Nonproliferationby Jeffrey W. Knopf

    University of Georgia Press 2016; US$ 64.95

    International efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)—including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons—rest upon foundations provided by global treaties such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Over time, however, states have created a number of other mechanisms... more...

  • Iran Nuclear Negotiationsby Nader Entessar; Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    In November 2013, a historic agreement on Iran?s nuclear program was reached between Iran and the world powers, raising the prospects for a long-term agreement that set the stage for normal relations between Iran and the West. This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the agreement and the protracted process that preceded... more...

  • Outer Spaceby Alexei Arbatov; Vladimir Dvorkin

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    In this era of globalization, the world is facing a host of challenging security problemsfrom the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to international terrorism to accelerating climate change to energy securitythat cannot be resolved unilaterally, especially through the unilateral use of military force. One key issue that requires urgent... more...

  • The Nuclear Tipping Pointby Kurt M. Campbell; Robert J. Einhorn; Mitchell B. Reiss; Vartan Gregorian

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    More than half a century after the advent of the nuclear age, is the world approaching a tipping point that will unleash an epidemic of nuclear proliferation? Today many of the building blocks of a nuclear arsenalscientific and engineering expertise, precision machine tools, software, design informationare more readily available than ever before.... more...

  • Defending Americaby James M. Lindsay; Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    Arms control and missile defense are once again at the forefront of the American national security agenda. Not surprisingly, the debate has broken down along well-worn lines. Arms control advocates dismiss the idea of missile defense as a dangerous and costly folly. Missile defense advocates argue that the U.S. should move aggressively to defend... more...

  • Budgeting for Hard Powerby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    These are extraordinary times in U.S. national security policy. America remains engaged in both Iraq and Afghanistan while facing a global economic downturn. Homeland security concerns still abound in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Even as the financial crisis places considerable pressure on the U.S. budget, President Obama will have to spend... more...

  • Engaging Indiaby Strobe Talbott

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    On May 11, 1998, three nuclear devices detonated under the Thar Desert in India shook the surrounding villagesand the rest of the world. The immediate effect was to plunge U.S.-India relations, already vexed by decades of tension and estrangement, into a new crisis. The situation deteriorated further when Pakistan responded in kind two weeks later,... more...

  • Pakistanby Husain Haqqani

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Among U.S. allies in the war against terrorism, Pakistan cannot be easily characterized as either friend or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is an important center of radical Islamic ideas and groups. Since 9/11, the selective cooperation of president General Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the United States and apprehending al Qaeda members... more...

  • The Iranian Nuclear Crisisby Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    The first detailed Iranian account of the diplomatic struggle between Iran and the international community, The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir opens in 2002, as news of Iran's clandestine uranium enrichment and plutonium production facilities emerge. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, previously the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran's Supreme... more...

  • The Future of Arms Controlby Michael A. Levi; Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.99

    Arms control, for decades at the core of the foreign policy consensus, today is among the more contentious issues in American politics. It is pilloried and considered out of mode in many conservative quarters, while being viewed as nearly sacrosanct in many liberal circles. In this new book, Michael Levi and Michael O'Hanlon argue that neither the... more...