9780262524667

Going Nuclear

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262524667

  • ISBN10:

    026252466X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-29
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the twenty-first century. Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and materials may be the key to preventing a nuclear war or a catastrophic act of nuclear terrorism. Going Nuclearoffers conceptual, historical, and analytical perspectives on current problems in controlling nuclear proliferation. It includes essays that examine why countries seek nuclear weapons as well as studies of the nuclear programs of India, Pakistan, and South Africa. The final section of the book offers recommendations for responding to the major contemporary proliferation challenges: keeping nuclear weapons and materials out of the hands of terrorists, ensuring that countries that renounce nuclear weapons never change their minds, and cracking down on networks that illicitly spread nuclear technologies. Nearly all the chapters in this book have been previously published in the journal International Security. It contains a new preface and one chapter commissioned specifically for the volume, Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier's "Preventing a Nuclear 9/11." Contributors: Samina Ahmed, Deborah Yarsike Ball, Chaim Braun, Matthew Bunn, Stephen F. Burgess, Christopher F. Chyba, Steve Fetter, Scaron;umit Ganguly, Theodore P. Gerber, Charles L. Glaser, Rodney Jones, Ariel E. Levite, Peter Liberman, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Alexander H. Montgomery, Helen E. Purkitt, Scott D. Sagan, Etel Solingen, Anthony Wier

Table of Contents

The Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Why States Build the Bomb
Why Do States Build Nuclear Weapons?p. 3
Three Models in Search of a Bomb
The Political Economy of Nuclear Restraintp. 36
Divining Nuclear Intentionsp. 78
A Review Essay
Spreading Temptationp. 109
Proliferation and Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreements
The Sources and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia
India's Pathway to Pokhran IIp. 147
The Prospects and Sources of New Delhi's Nuclear Weapons Program
Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programp. 176
Turning Points and Nuclear Choices
Nuclear Stability in South Asiap. 203
Ten Years of Instability in a Nuclear South Asiap. 229
Giving Up the Bomb?
The Rise and Fall of the South African Bombp. 255
Never Say Never Againp. 297
Nuclear Reversal Revisited
Contemporary Proliferation Challenges
Nuclear Terrorismp. 329
A Strategy for Prevention
Proliferation Ringsp. 368
New Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
Ringing in Proliferationp. 413
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Network
Osirak Redux?p. 448
Assessing Israeli Capabilities to Destroy Iranian Nuclear Facilities
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