9780714684994

Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: NATO and EU Options in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714684994

  • ISBN10:

    0714684996

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

As counter-proliferation is expected to become the central element in the new national security policy of the US, counter-proliferation actions will constitute a central element of every major international conflict in the first decades of the 21st century. This book assesses the accuracy of predictions and perceptions about a possible military threat from the Southern Mediterranean world, the impact of such a threat on NATO's political and military posture and the Alliance's options for dealing with the problem.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The emerging security environment in the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastp. 6
Recent developments in arms control and non-proliferationp. 19
Assessing the proliferation threatp. 27
WMD terrorismp. 59
WMD capabilities of selected countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastp. 73
WMD proliferation: threats and challenges to Western security and NATO's responsep. 90
Basic principles of US counterproliferation strategyp. 111
The EU's response to WMD proliferationp. 121
Conclusionsp. 128
Glossaryp. 135
Notesp. 137
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 227
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