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Cohen, Avner 1951-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 125 publications in 5 languages and 4,792 library holdings
Genres: Music  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UA853.I8, 355.0217095694
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Most widely held works by Avner Cohen
Israel and the bomb by Avner Cohen( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cohen focuses on a two-decade period from about 1950 until 1970, during which David Ben-Gurion's vision of making Israel a nuclear-weapon state was realized. He weaves together the story of the formative years of Israel's nuclear program, from the founding of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission in 1952, to the alliance with France that gave Israel the sophisticated technology it needed, to the failure of American intelligence to identify the Dimona Project for what it was, to the negotiations between President Nixon and Prime Minister Meir that led to the current policy of secrecy. Cohen also analyzes the complex reasons Israel concealed its nuclear program - from concerns over the Arab reaction and the negative effect of the debate at home to consideration of America's commitment to nonproliferation
Worst-kept secret : Israel's bargain with the bomb by Avner Cohen( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel has made a unique contribution to the nuclear age. It has created a special "bargain" with the bomb. Israel is the only nuclear-armed state that does not acknowledge its possession of the bomb, even though its existence is a common knowledge throughout the world. It only says that it will not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East. The bomb is Israel's collective ineffable- the nation's last great taboo. This bargain has a name: in Hebrew, it is called amimut, or opacity. By adhering to the bargain, which was born in a secret deal between Richard Nixon and Golda Meir, Israel has created a code of nuclear conduct that encompasses both governmental policy and societal behavior. The bargain has deemphasized the salience of nuclear weapons, yet it is incompatible with the norms and values of a liberal democracy. It relies on secrecy, violates the public right to know, and undermines the norm of public accountability and oversight, among other offenses. It is also incompatible with emerging international nuclear norms. Author of the critically acclaimed Israel and the Bomb, Avner Cohen offers a bold and original study of this politically explosive subject. Along with a fair appraisal of the bargain's strategic merits, Cohen critiques its undemocratic flaws. Arguing that the bargain has become increasingly anachronistic, he calls for a reform in line with domestic democratic values as well as current international nuclear norms. Most ironic, he believes Iran is imitating Israeli amimut. Cohen concludes with fresh perspectives on Iran, Israel, and the effort toward global disarmament. -- from publisher's web site
Nuclear weapons and the future of humanity : the fundamental questions( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Institution of philosophy : a discipline in crisis?( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a new Middle East : rethinking the nuclear question by Avner Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Arabic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While dramatic political developments, including the Oslo and Cairo accords between Israel and the PLO and the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, have changed the face of the Middle East in recent years, the question remains about the impact of these fundamental changes on the nuclear question in the Middle East. The author provides an analytical perspective of the nuclear issue in the Middle East and the various points of view held by Arab nations and Israel concerning this topic. Particular emphasis is placed upon progress on the question of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as well as the possibilities of bringing Israel and other states in the region into the non-proliferation regime
Naḥwa Sharq Awsaṭ jadīd-- : iʻādat al-naẓar fī al-musʼalah al-nawawīyah by Avner Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Arabic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Sugyah ha-garʻinit ṿe-tahalikh ha-shalom : ʻiyun meḥudash by Avner Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear shadows in the Middle East : prospects for arms control in the wake of the Gulf Crisis by Avner Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enoshut be-tsel ha-aṭom( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 1989 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do states want nuclear weapons? : the cases of Israel and South Africa by Avner Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belyser Israels og Sydafrikas bevæggrunde for at anskaffe sig atomvåben
Doubt, anxiety and salvation : a study of meta-philosophical and psychological themes in the history of scepticism by Avner Cohen( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ma aḥla alsmar by Avner Cohen( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heterophylly in Collinsia heterophylla, genetic and adaptive significance by Avner Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avner Kohen be-shirah Temanit meḳorit = Original Yemenite songs : Ya ḥamam ya ḥamam by Avner Cohen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing virtual nuclear arsenals by Avner Cohen( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiśrā'ēl we-hap-peṣāṣā by Avner Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LES STRUCTURES DE READAPTATION ET DE REINSERTION SOCIO-PROFESSIONNELLE EN PSYCHIATRIE ADULTE by Avner Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing Israel’s bomb out of the basement : Has nuclear ambiguity outlived its shelf life? by Avner Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Israel and the bomb
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Worst-kept secret : Israel's bargain with the bombThe Institution of philosophy : a discipline in crisis?
Alternative Names
Avner Cohen

Avner Cohen Israeli-American academic

Avner Cohen Israëlisch universitair docent (1951-)

Avner Cohen israelischer Philosoph und Publizist

Kohen ʾAbner 1951-....

Kohen, Avner.

Kohēn, Avnēr 1951-

אבנר כהן

כאהן, אבנר 1951-

כהן, אבנר.

כהן אבנר 1951-....

קאהען, אבנר 1951-

קהן, אבנר 1951-

أفنر كوهين، 1951-

كوهين، أفنر

Languages
English (71)

Hebrew (14)

Arabic (4)

Persian (1)

French (1)