The Challenges of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

The Challenges of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

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The Challenges of Nuclear Non-Proliferation is an exhaustive survey of the many aspects of non-proliferation efforts. It explains why some nations pursued nuclear programs while others abandoned them, as well as the challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of non-proliferation efforts. It addresses key issues such as concerns over rogue states and stateless rogues, delivery systems made possible by technology, and the connection between nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, examining whether non-proliferation regimes can deal with these threats or whether economic or military sanctions need to be developed. It also examines the feasibility of eliminating or greatly reducing the number of nuclear weapons. A broad survey of one of today’s great threats to international security, this text provides undergraduates students with the tools needed to evaluate current events and global threats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442223769
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Series: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard D. Burns is professor emeritus and former chair of the history department at California State University, where he was also the director of the Center for the Study of Armament and Disarmament.

Philip E. Coyle III was associate director for national security and international affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is a senior science fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation, a security study center based in Washington, DC.
Richard Dean Burns, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles, is an internationally recognized scholar who designed and edited the three-volume Encyclopedia of Arms Control and Disarmament (Scribners, 1993) that received national awards. Earlier, he co-authored Disarmament in Perspective, 1919-1913, 4 vols. (U.S. Arms Control&Disarmament Agency, 1968) and compiled Arms Control&Disarmament: A Bibliography (ABC-Clio, 1977) the first such modern bibliography. He authored Evolution of Arms Control: From Antiquity to the Nuclear Age (Praeger, 2009) and The Missile Defense Systems of George W. Bush (Praeger, 2010). And co-authored Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev: Revisiting the end of the Cold War (Praeger, 2008), followed by America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist Interpretation, 2 vols. (Praeger, 2010).
Philip E. Coyle, III, former Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has also served as Commissioner on the the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Test and Evaluation, is a Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, a Washington D.C.-based national security study center. Mr. Coyle is a recognized expert on U.S. and worldwide military research, development and testing, on operational military matters, and on national security policy and defense spending.

Table of Contents

Glossary of Acronyms
Chapter 1: The Nuclear Weapon States
Chapter 2: Seeking to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation: Baruch Plan, Atoms for Peace, IAEA
Chapter 3: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Origins and Evolution
Chapter 4: Nuclear Test Bans to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Chapter 5: Seeking Control of Nuclear Weapons Materials
Chapter 6: Geographical Denuclearization: Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones
Chapter 7: “Proliferation in Reverse”: Cooperative/Restraining Measures
Chapter 8: Foregoing Nuclear Weapons: Then and Now
Chapter 9: Assessing the Nonproliferation Regime
Selected References

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