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Twenty-First Century Weapons Proliferation : Are We Ready? - James M. Ludes

Twenty-First Century Weapons Proliferation

Are We Ready?

By: James M. Ludes (Editor), Henry Sokolski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780714650951
Number Of Pages: 208

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A decade after coalition forces targetd Saddam's missile, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons capabilities, public concern about strategic weapons proliferation has grown. India, Iraq, North Korea, China and pakistan have all renewed their efforts to acquire weapons capable of mass destruction. Meanwhile, growing surpluses of weapons-usable materials in the US, Russia, Japan and Europe have raised the spectre of nuclear theft and , with the Tokyo sarin attacks of 1995, the most horrific forms of terrorism. What should we make of these threats? Are the planne dresponses of the US and its allies sufficient? Will history ultimately end in a more prosperous, democratic and more peaceful world or will the accelerating availability of strategic technology be our doom? These questions are the focus of this work.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: What World Awaits Us? by Henry Sokolskip. xv
The Strategic Weapons Proliferation Challenges Ahead
Nuclear Proliferation After the Indian and Pakistani Testsp. 3
Terrorism and Weapons of the Apocalypsep. 14
The Next Strategic Threat: Advanced Conventional Weapons Proliferationp. 33
Proliferation: How Appropriate is Our Response?
What Strategic Weapons Proliferation Will Demand of Usp. 55
Beyond the Counterproliferation Initiativep. 64
Counterproliferation: A Critical Appraisalp. 72
Getting Back to Basics: Controlling Fissile Materialsp. 84
Is There Cause for Optimism?
Why a Rich, Democratic and (Perhaps) Peaceful Era Is Aheadp. 99
Muslim Exceptionalism: Why the End of History (and of Proliferation) Will Not Be Easyp. 135
Argentine and Brazilian Nonproliferation: A Democratic Peace?p. 148
Proliferation Theory and Nonproliferation Practicep. 168
Notes on Contributorsp. 182
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780714650951
ISBN-10: 0714650951
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 31st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.46  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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