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The end of strategic stability? : Nuclear weapons and the challenge of regional rivalries

Author: Lawrence Rubin; Adam N Stulberg
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2018]
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During the Cold War, the superpowers shared a conception of strategic stability. It was for coexistence and a status quo frozen in place by the calculus of mutually assured destruction from nuclear weapons. In short, nuclear weapons promoted great-power peace. The United States made and continues to make its decisions about changes to force posture, risk of escalation, and prospects for arms control with strategic  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
End of strategic stability?
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018017535
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Rubin; Adam N Stulberg
ISBN: 9781626166028 1626166021 9781626166035 162616603X
OCLC Number: 1031408936
Description: viii, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. General approaches to regional stability --
Sources of instability in the second nuclear age : an American perspective / Evan Braden Montgomery --
The Russian approach to strategic stability : preserving a classical formula in a turbulent world / Andrey Pavlov and Anastasia Malygina --
Pakistan's view of strategic stability : a struggle between theory and practice / Sadia Tasleem --
Strategic stability in the Middle East : through the transparency lens / Emily B. Landau --
Beyond strategic stability: deterrence, regional balance and Iranian national security / Annie Tracy Samuel --
Conclusion to Part I : Regional approaches to strategic stability / Rajesh Basrur --
Part II. Cross-domain deterrence and strategic stability --
Strategic stability and cross-domain coercion : the Russian approach to information (cyber) warfare / Dmitry "Dima" Adamsky --
Conventional challenges to strategic stability : Chinese perceptions of hypersonic technology and the security dilemma / Tong Zhao --
and The India-Pakistan nuclear dyad : strategic stability and cross-domain deterrence / Happymon Jacob --
The road not taken : defining Israel's approach to strategic stability / Ilai Saltzman --
Maintaining sovereignty and preserving the regime : how Saudi Arabia views strategic stability / Ala' Alrababa'h --
Conclusion to Part II : Regional variations on deterrence and stability / Jeffrey W. Knopf --
Part III. Findings and implications --
Foreign views of strategic stability and US nuclear posture: the need for tailored strategies / Matthew Kroenig --
Implications for U.S. policy : defending a stable international system / Adam Mount.
Responsibility: Lawrence Rubin and Adam N. Stulberg, editors.


The End of Strategic Stability unpacks and examines how current and potential nuclear powers in different regions view strategic stability, the use or non-use of nuclear weapons, and the question of  Read more...


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The insights of the volume provide a much-needed antidote to conventional approaches to security studies, where concepts like strategic stability and deterrence are taken for granted and applied Read more...

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