The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico ...

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

Author: Dr Bhumitra Chakma

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476413

Page: 278

View: 466

An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how India and Pakistan utilise them for politico-strategic purposes in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic landscape. Written by a group of perceptive observers of South Asia, this volume evaluates the current state of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrents, the challenges that the two countries confront in building their nuclear forces, the post-test nuclear doctrines of the two strategic rivals, the implications of Indo-Pakistani politics for regional cooperation, the role of two systemic actors (USA and China) in the region's nuclear politics and the critical issues of confidence-building and nuclear arms control.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

Author: Andrew Futter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147391714X

Page: 280

View: 313

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future. It includes: Coverage of nuclear testing, proliferation, strategy, global actors and disarmament. Analysis of contemporary topics such as nuclear terrorism. A timeline of key nuclear events. Annotated further reading lists helping you to locate sources for essays and assignments. Summaries, study questions and a glossary of key terms Free SAGE journal articles available on the Resources tab The author will be providing regular updates to his suggested web resources, so be sure to check the Resources tab for the most up-to-date. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Nuclear Politics.

The Politics of Nuclear Non proliferation

The politics of nuclear weapons proliferation is high on the international agenda. Deep divisions have emerged between the nuclear haves and have-nots over the appropriate next steps in arms control and disarmament.

The Politics of Nuclear Non proliferation

Author: Carl Ungerer

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865080970

Page: 218

View: 758

The politics of nuclear weapons proliferation is high on the international agenda. Deep divisions have emerged between the nuclear 'haves' and 'have-nots' over the appropriate next steps in arms control and disarmament. Here a group of Australian and international scholars analyse some of the key issues in the nuclear non-proliferation debate.

Nuclear Weapons

In this new edition, Joseph M. Siracusa includes a new concluding chapter, highlighting the significant lessons to be learnt from the history of the nuclear weapons era.

Nuclear Weapons

Author: Joseph M. Siracusa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198727232

Page: 127

View: 660

Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the atomic bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defense, Les Aspin, aptly put it, "The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is decidedly not post-nuclear." For all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero, it seems that the bomb is here to stay. This Very Short Introduction reveals why. The history and politics of the bomb are explained: from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the H-bomb, and the politics of nuclear deterrence. The issues are set against a backdrop of the changing international landscape, from the early days of development through the Cold War. In this new edition, Joseph M. Siracusa includes a new concluding chapter, moving away from the emphasis of nuclear weapons in the "age of terrorism," to the significant lessons to be learnt from the history of the nuclear weapons era. Siracusa shows that because 21st century nuclear proliferation has deep roots in the past, an understanding of the lessons of this nuclear history is paramount for future global policies to be successful. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Waging Nuclear Peace

Robert Ehrlich has succeeded in being as objective as possible, while at the same time taking well-defined positions on a wide range of subjects. Yet the book does not purport to have the answers to the nuclear dilemma.

Waging Nuclear Peace

Author: Robert Ehrlich

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873959193

Page: 397

View: 877

Waging Nuclear Peace is a clear and informative interdisciplinary survey of the issues surrounding nuclear war. It raises and attempts to answer questions that often go unasked. How can we measure the risk of nuclear war? Will slowing the arms race reduce the risk of war? Is disarmament desirable or undesirable in this respect? Robert Ehrlich has succeeded in being as objective as possible, while at the same time taking well-defined positions on a wide range of subjects. Yet the book does not purport to have the answers to the nuclear dilemma. Instead, it assists the reader in thinking through the issues and in coming to a personal conclusion. Comprehensive in its scope, Waging Nuclear Peace encompasses both technical issues, such as the effects of nuclear weapons, and policy issues, such as arms control, the nature of the arms race, and the feasibility of civil defense. It includes material on new findings concerning "nuclear winter" -- the catastrophic change in global climate that might follow a nuclear war.

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in China

11 In sum , several important developments in the bomb programmes have had
deep impacts on nuclear energy ... 1970s : ( a ) the nuclear weapons programme
kept a team of scientists and experts alive and active , despite constant political ...

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in China

Author: Xu Yi-chong

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 235

View: 129

Introduction From Bomb to Power Expanding the Nuclear Energy Program Who Decides? The Politics of Nuclear Energy Who Pays? The Economics of Nuclear Energy Technology Adoption or Technology Innovation Fuelling the Future: the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Who Cares? The Public and the Environment Is Nuclear the Future?

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable.

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

Author: Robert F. Mozley

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295802534

Page: 384

View: 799

Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive overview provides information about both the basic technologies and the political realities. Methods of producing weapon materials�plutonium and highly enriched uranium�as well as their use in bombs are described in detail, as is the generally successful international effort to prevent the spread of the ability to make nuclear weapons. In explaining the problems the world will face if nuclear weapons become generally available, Mozley summarizes and reviews the methods used to prevent proliferation and describes the status of those nations involved in trade in nuclear materials. He places emphasis on the danger of attack by renegade nations or terrorist groups, particularly the possibility that weapon material might be stolen from the presently impoverished and unstable former Soviet Union.

The Roots of Rhetoric

Additionally, Nizamani provides an overview of anti-nuclear dissent in South Asia.

The Roots of Rhetoric

Author: Haider K. Nizamani

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968779

Page: 167

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In an unanticipated flurry of atomic weapons testing--a total of 10 tests over 20 days in 1998--India and Pakistan announced to the world their emergence as full-fledged nuclear powers. How, Nizamani asks, did nuclear escalation come to dominate the agendas of both nations? In a comparative analysis, Nizamani reveals the political underpinnings of nuclear weapons development, arguing that Indian and Pakistani nuclearization is linked to processes of national formation. Working within the Critical Security Studies framework, Nizamani traces the development of nuclear discourses in India and Pakistan from early nationhood to the present. Nizamani defers conclusive identification of real or objective national threats, and instead examines the historical specificities and internal tensions of the dominant Indian and Pakistani security discourses. Additionally, Nizamani provides an overview of anti-nuclear dissent in South Asia.

Without the Bomb

Looks at the role of nuclear weapons among different countries and the relationship with the United Nations. Explores both the political motivations of the countries and the technological capabilities.

Without the Bomb

Author: Mitchell Reiss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780231899697

Page:

View: 529

Looks at the role of nuclear weapons among different countries and the relationship with the United Nations. Explores both the political motivations of the countries and the technological capabilities.

Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests

nuclear weapons . Political controversy is a natural , expected , and welcome part
of public affairs in this country . What appears to trouble the public is not that
political opponents have disagreed on the nuclear test issue but that the opinions
of ...

Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Special Subcommittee on Radiation

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 948

View: 253

Focuses on impact of Soviet nuclear tests on levels of radioactive contamination in U.S. Includes numerous scientific papers analyzing type, distribution, and concentration levels of radioactivity attributable to fallout from weapon testing.

Second Interim Report on Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Furthermore , given the awesome nature of the decision to use nuclear weapons
, few experts believe that the NATO political consultation process could possibly
function effectively in time of crisis . 8 In this sense the close proximity of ...

Second Interim Report on Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Author: North Atlantic Assembly. Special Committee on Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 64

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Beyond Deterrence

This book is designed for people who wish to increase their understanding of the political economy of nuclear weapon production and proliferation.

Beyond Deterrence

Author: Frank L. Gertcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042971825X

Page: 362

View: 280

This book is designed for people who wish to increase their understanding of the political economy of nuclear weapon production and proliferation. It explains the role of military, political, and economic incentives in perpetuating the continued growth of worldwide nuclear arsenals.

A Convenient Spy

Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.

A Convenient Spy

Author: Dan Stober

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743223780

Page: 384

View: 286

Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.

Atomic Assurance

Through intensive case studies of West Germany, Japan, and South Korea, as well as a series of smaller cases on Great Britain, France, Norway, Australia, and Taiwan, Atomic Assurance shows that it is easier to prevent an ally from ...

Atomic Assurance

Author: Alexander Lanoszka

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501729209

Page: 216

View: 755

Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear proliferation; and whether security guarantors like the United States can use alliance ties to end the nuclear efforts of their allies. Alexander Lanoszka finds that military alliances are less useful in preventing allies from acquiring nuclear weapons than conventional wisdom suggests. Through intensive case studies of West Germany, Japan, and South Korea, as well as a series of smaller cases on Great Britain, France, Norway, Australia, and Taiwan, Atomic Assurance shows that it is easier to prevent an ally from initiating a nuclear program than to stop an ally that has already started one; in-theater conventional forces are crucial in making American nuclear guarantees credible; the American coercion of allies who started, or were tempted to start, a nuclear weapons program has played less of a role in forestalling nuclear proliferation than analysts have assumed; and the economic or technological reliance of a security-dependent ally on the United States works better to reverse or to halt that ally's nuclear bid than anything else. Crossing diplomatic history, international relations, foreign policy, grand strategy, and nuclear strategy, Lanoszka's book reworks our understanding of the power and importance of alliances in stopping nuclear proliferation.

Delaying Doomsday

"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit.

Delaying Doomsday

Author: Rupal N. Mehta

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190077972

Page: 264

View: 164

"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit. Existing theories focus either on carrots or sticks. I explore how using both positive and negative inducements, in the shadow of military force, can persuade both friends and foes not to continue their nuclear weapons pursuit. I draw on worldwide cross-national data on nuclear reversal, case studies of Iran and North Korea among others, and interviews with diplomats, policy-makers, and analysts. I show that the majority of states have been persuaded to reverse their nuclear weapons programs when offered incentives from the United States. Moreover, I demonstrate that these tools are especially effective during periods of leadership transition and can work on both allies and adversaries. My theory and evidence also suggest a broader conception of counterproliferation than currently exists, identifying how carrots and sticks used together can accomplish one of the international community's most important policy objectives"--