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Breaking the Nuclear Impasse: New Prospects for Security Against Weapons Threats

Breaking the Nuclear Impasse: New Prospects for Security Against Weapons Threats (Paperback)

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Curbing nuclear weapons has never been a more urgent priority for nations both great and small, but the global system of nuclear controls seems paralyzed. Have the instruments that once worked so well lost their efficacy? What can be done to clear the obstructions and break this impasse? In this volume, some of the world's most recognized thinkers on nuclear issues take on these questions. Can the market be harnessed as an early warning system for identifying risky nuclear behavior? Is an international fuel bank a solution against nuclear proliferation, or a Trojan horse opening the door to it? What hidden roadblocks might derail the India/U.S. nuclear deal? Is the era of arms control over, or will the new proliferation threats help nuclear disarmament find a place on the policy table? Readers who are new to the field, and those who are steeped in it, will find penetrating insights into today's nuclear challenges -and a glimpse of the road ahead. The contributors to the volume include: Hans Blix, chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; Christopher F. Chyba, professor of astrophysical sciences and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Joseph Cirincione, senior fellow and director for nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress; Jayantha Dhanapala, former UN under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs from 1998 to 2003 and the president of the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference; Michael Krepon, cofounder of the Henry L. Stimson Center; William C. Potter, director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies; and Henry D. Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWeapons & equipmentNuclear weaponsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsArms negotiation & control Publisher: Brookings Institution Publication Date: 09/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780870785108  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jeffrey Laurenti is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, Washington, USA. As a senior adviser to the United Nations Foundation, Washington, USA, he served as deputy director of the United Nations and Global Security Initiative, USA. He was executive director of policy studies at the United Nations Association of the United States until 2003, and currently serves on the association's board of directors. Carl Robichaud is a program officer at The Century Foundation, USA where he writes on nonproliferation and counterterrorism policy and directs the foundation's Afghanistan Watch program. Previously, he was a program officer with the Global Security Institute where he worked on issues of arms control and disarmament.

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