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Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East: Overcoming the Security Dilemma

Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East: Overcoming the Security Dilemma (Hardback)

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This edited volume provides a systematic analysis of the missile threat and proliferation issue in the Middle East region. The question of how to increase the level of security in the Middle East is not a new one, given the conflict-ridden nature of the region. The solution attempted for this predicament has typically revolved around intense arms build-ups, a strategy which can prove self-defeating due to the subsequent countermeasures employed by neighbouring states. Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East focuses on the strategic proliferation of arms, with a specific emphasis on missiles. This unique emphasis enables the contributors to provide a dynamic new perspective on conceptual and political disarmament efforts, thereby distinguishing this volume from many other related works on the region, which deal mainly with weapons of mass destruction. The book also explores the possibility of a reduction in weapon arsenals, examining a more promising cooperative security concept which includes confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs).

This book will be of much interest to students of arms control, Middle Eastern politics, Gulf Security, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsArms negotiation & controlHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesPeace studies & conflict resolution Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 22/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9780415601115  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Bernd W. Kubbig is Project Director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF), Adj. Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and Coordinator of the Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East. Sven-Eric Fikenscher is a Research Fellow at Goethe University, Frankfurt. He was a Research Assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF) from 2006-11 and on the staff of the Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East.

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