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Arms control and disarmament, 50 years of experience in nuclear education, Paolo Foradori, Giampiero Giacomello, Alessandro Pascolini, editors

"Few volumes on nuclear weapons and nuclear policy can match the quality of the ISODARCO 50th Anniversary collection, which excels in the authors' thoughtfulness and the range and significance of the issues they clarify." - Bruce D. Larkin, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA "This interesting volume brings together a stellar cast of international experts on nuclear policy and arms control. Their contributions echo the history of the nuclear age over more than five decades and display the evolution of thinking about the dangers and the imperatives associated with nuclear weapons. This collection also reflects the unique role that ISODARCO has played in the field for more than half a century." - Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School "This collection of essays featuring many of the leading thinkers on nuclear disarmament, arms control and verification should be essential reading for both practitioners and researchers in the field.” - Tariq Rauf, former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, International Atomic Energy Agency This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of most prominent scholars and practitioners who contributed in fundamental ways to shaping policies, strategies, theories, scholarly studies, and debates in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. On the occasion of ISODARCO's 50th anniversary this book revisits a selection of contributions that capture the pressing issues during the five decades of continuous engagement in disarmament and non-proliferation education
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Part I - Early Attempts to Arms Control: 1966-1974 -- 1. Technological Aspects of World Security (1966) -- 2. Anti-Ballistic Missiles (1968) -- 3. International Relations and Game Theory (1970) -- 4. The Origins of Mirv (1972) -- 5. The Importance of Agreements (1972) -- 6. The Fallacy of Thinking Conventionally about Nuclear Weapons (1976) -- 7. Strategic Arms Limitation and Military Strategic Concepts (1976) -- Part II - The Hard Times: 1978-1989 -- 8. Radiation Hazards in Fission Fuel Cycles (1978) -- 9. The Dilemma of European Theatre Nuclear Arms Control (1980) -- 10. Nuclear Arms Control: Obstacles to Agreement (1982) -- 11. International Systemic Features Inhibiting Disarmament and Arms Control (1982) -- 12. The Problem of the Nuclear First-Use Option (1988) -- 13. The Problem of Extended Deterrence and International Security (1988) -- 14. Minimum Deterrence and International Security (1988) -- Part III - After the Cold War -- 15. Weapons on Earth and in Space (1992) -- 16. The Non-Proliferation Treaty and the German Choice Not to Proliferate (1992) -- 17. US-Russian Cooperation on Fissile Material Security and Disposition (1996) -- 18. The New Verification Game and Technologies at our Disposal (1996) -- 19. Nuclear Deterrence, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation (2010) -- 20. Nuclear Abolition or Nuclear Umbrella? Choices and Contradictions in US Proposals (2010) -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 371 pages)
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