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Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy

Edited by: Joseph F. Pilat , Nathan E. Busch

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415870399
eBook ISBN: 9780203709528
Adobe ISBN: 9781136012488

10.4324/9780203709528
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This new Handbook is a comprehensive examination of the rich and complex issues of nuclear proliferation in the early 21st century.

The future of the decades-long effort to prevent the further spread of weapons of mass destruction is at a crossroads today. If international nonproliferation efforts are to be successful, an integrated, multi-tiered response will almost certainly be necessary. A serious, thorough, and clear-eyed examination of the range of threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the international community is a necessary first step. This Handbook, which presents the most up-to-date analysis and policy recommendations on these critical issues by recognized, leading scholars in the field, intends to provide such an examination.

The volume is divided into three major parts:

  • Part I presents detailed threat assessments of proliferation risks across the globe, including specific regions and countries.
  • Part II explains the various tools developed by the international community to address these proliferation threats.
  • Part III addresses the proliferation risks and political challenges arising from nuclear energy production, including potential proliferation by aspiring states and nonstate groups.

This Handbook will be of great interest to students and practitioners of nuclear proliferation, arms control, global governance, diplomacy, and global security and IR general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Global Nuclear Environment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Proliferation Risks in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Iran Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Nuclear Proliferation, Deterrence and Strategic Stability in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  North Korea’s Nuclear-Weapon Program Download PDF
Chapter  6:  South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  India and the Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Download PDF
Chapter  8:  An NPT Net Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Future of the NPT and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The IAEA and International Safeguards Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Export Controls Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A New Path Forward for the CTBT Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Policy and Technical Issues Facing a Fissile Material (Cutoff) Treaty Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Deterrence, Defense, and Preventive War Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Counterproliferation and the Use of Force Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Nuclear Forensics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Interdiction and Law Enforcement to Counter Nuclear Proliferation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Economic Sanctions in Furtherance of Nonproliferation Goals Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Bilateral and Multilateral Nuclear Arms Reductions (Start/Global Disarmament) Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Latin America’s Road to a Region Free of Nuclear Weapons Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Renunciation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Role of Technology in Monitoring and Verification Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Future of Nuclear Power Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Nuclear Power and Proliferation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Advances in Proliferation Resistant Technologies and Procedures Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reducing the Risks of Nuclear Theft and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Industry Efforts to Address Nuclear Security Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear Materials Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Cooperative Threat Reduction and its Lessons Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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