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Thinking about nuclear weapons : principles, problems, prospects

Author: Michael Quinlan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Written by a distinguished policy practitioner in the field of nuclear weapons this book reflects an exceptional depth of experience in shaping both national and NATO policy. It discusses the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008046119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Quinlan
ISBN: 9780199563944 0199563942
OCLC Number: 656479146
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 194 pages)
Contents: Foreword ; Preface ; Introduction ; PART I - THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; 1. The Nuclear Revolution ; 2. The Tools of Thinking ; 3. Deterrence ; 4. Nuclear Deterrence in NATO ; 5. The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons ; PART II - MANAGING NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; 6. Risks ; 7. Proliferation ; 8. Arms Racing, Costs, and Arms Control ; 9. Easements and Escape Routes ; NATIONAL NUCLEAR-WEAPON POSTURES AND POLICIES: BRITAIN, INDIA, PAKISTAN ; 10. United Kingdom Doctrine and Policy ; 11. Nuclear Weapons in South Asia ; PART IV - THE PATH AHEAD ; 12. The Abolition of Nuclear Armouries? ; 13. The Practical Agenda ; Appendix 1: Nuclear weapons and preventing war ; Appendix 2: The strategic use of nuclear weapons ; Index
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The best possible introduction to modern nuclear-policy thinking. * Survival * Quinlans reflections on nuclear weapons are thought-provoking and informative...Eloquent and thought-provoking, this is Read more...

 
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