A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Steps Along the Way

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Steps Along the Way

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Overview

International nuclear disarmament is at a standstill. A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World discusses steps that should be taken to restart the disarmament process, including de-alerting nuclear weapons, ending production of fissile material, and introducing policies of 'no first use'. The book includes a history of attempts to eliminate nuclear weapons, together with a summary of the arguments for and against; an analysis of whether nuclear weapons prevented a war in Europe between 1945 and 1991; and a worldwide survey of public opinion on nuclear weapons.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333791905
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/04/2000
Series: Steps Along the Way
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

SIR MICHAEL ATUYAH President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs GENERAL SIR HUGH BEACH Vice Chairman, Council for Arms Control, London BRUCE BLAIR Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. TOM B. COCHRAN Director of the Nuclear Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington D.C. DAVID FISCHER Official Historian, International Atomic Energy Agency RAYMOND L. GARTHOFF Historian and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. RICHARD L. GARWIN IBM Emeritus Fellow, Thomas J.Watson Research Centre, New York JOZEF GOLDBLAT Vice President, Geneva International Peace Research Institute and Consultant to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research JOHN P. HOLDREN Director, Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University SVERRE LODGAARD Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs YURI K. NAZARKIN Geneva Centre for Security Policy ALEXANDER NIKITIN Director, Centre for Political and International Studies, Moscow GEORGE RATHJENS Secretary-General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs BHALCHANDRA UDGAONKAR Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

Table of Contents

Foreword; M.Atiyah Notes on the Contributors Introduction and Summary; F.Blackaby & T.Milne Getting to Zero: Is Pursuing a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World Too Difficult? Too Dangerous? Too Distracting?; J.P.Holdren Russia's Nuclear Collapse: The Case for a Mutual Stand-Down; B.Blair A Fissile Materials Cut-off; B.M.Udgaonkar Getting Negotiations Started: Alternatives to Negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament; Y.K.Nazarkin Banning the Use of Nuclear Weapons; J.Goldblat Verification and Transparency: New Technical Possibilities; R.L.Garwin Transparency Associated with the Process of Eliminating Nuclear Warheads; T.B.Cochran Verification: The Contribution Likely to be made by IAEA 93-2; D.Fischer The Expansion of NATO: H Beach Russia: Impediments to Nuclear Disarmament; A.Nikitin Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Taking Sk after the Testing in South Asia; S.Lodgaard Paths to a Nuclear-Weapon -Free World; G.Rathjens Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War: Did Nuclear Weapons Prevent War, or Increase its Risks?; R.L.Garthoff Public Opinion on Nuclear Weapons; F.Blackaby & T.Milne Index

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