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Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon

Author: Toshi Yoshihara; James R Holmes
Publisher: Washington Georgetown University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A "second nuclear age" has begun in the post-Cold War world. Created by the expansion of nuclear arsenals and new proliferation in Asia, it has changed the familiar nuclear geometry of the Cold War. Increasing potency of nuclear arsenals in China, India, and Pakistan, the nuclear breakout in North Korea, and the potential for more states to cross the nuclear-weapons threshold from Iran to Japan suggest that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toshi Yoshihara; James R Holmes
ISBN: 9781589019287 1589019288 9781589019294 1589019296
OCLC Number: 956876933
Awards: Winner of Annual Best Book Award (United States).
Description: 1 online resource (257 Seiten)
Contents: 1. IntroductionToshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes 2. After Proliferation: Deterrence Theory and Emerging Nuclear Powers Joshua Rovner 3. South Africa's Nuclear Strategy: Deterring "Total Onslaught" and "Nuclear Blackmail" in Three StagesHelen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess 4. The Future of Chinese Nuclear Policy and StrategyChristopher T. Yeaw, Andrew S. Erickson, and Michael S. Chase 5. North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program: Motivations, Strategy, and DoctrineTerence Roehrig 6. Changing Perceptions of Extended Deterrence in JapanJames L. Schoff 7. Thinking About the Unthinkable: Tokyo's Nuclear OptionJames R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara 8. The Influence of Bureaucratic Politics on India's Nuclear StrategyAnupam Srivastava and Seema Gahlaut 9. The Future of India's Undersea Nuclear DeterrentAndrew C. Winner 10. Pakistan's Nuclear Posture: Thinking about the Unthinkable?Timothy D. Hoyt 11. Regime Type, Nuclear Reversals, and Nuclear Strategy: The Ambiguous Case of IranScott A. Jones and James R. Holmes 12. Conclusion: Thinking About Strategy in the Second Nuclear AgeToshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes ContributorsIndex

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