Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

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Columbia University Press, Sep 5, 2008 - Political Science - 224 pages
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Beginning with the atomic discoveries of the 1930s, Joseph Cirincione unravels the science, strategy, and politics that have fueled the development of nuclear stockpiles and increased the chance of a nuclear terrorist attack. He also explains why many nations choose not to pursue nuclear weapons, pulling from this a solution to the world's proliferation problem that balances force and diplomacy, enforcement and engagement to yield a steady decrease in deadly arsenals. A unique blend of history, theory, and security analysis, Bomb Scare not only offers a clear understanding of this issue but also provides the tools to prevent another nuclear attack.

  

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User Review  - ebenlindsey - LibraryThing

This slim volume is a good introductory text to the history and politics of Nuclear Proliferation and the challenges that face today’s non-proliferation. Cirincione's text is clearly written as an ... Read full review

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This slim volume is a good introductory text to the history and politics of Nuclear Proliferation and the challenges that face today's non-proliferation. Cirincione's text is clearly written as an ... Read full review

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Contents

BUILDING THE BOMB
1
CONTROLLING THE BOMB
14
RACING WITH THE BOMB
21
WHY STATES WANT NUCLEAR WEAPONSAND WHY THEY DONT
47
TODAYS NUCLEAR WORLD
84
THE NEW US POLICY
110
THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT PROLIFERATION
125
NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS
139
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
158
NOTES
183
GLOSSARY
209
INDEX
219
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About the author (2008)

Joseph Cirincione is the president of the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation concentrating on nuclear weapons issues, and teaches at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He has served as a senior vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress, the director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and on the professional staff of the Armed Services Committee and the Government Operations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the coauthor of Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats and Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security.


Joseph Cirincione is the Director for Non-Proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats, (Second Edition, 2005) and co-author of Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security (March 2005). He teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service and is one of America's best known weapons experts, appearing frequently in print and on FOX News, CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR and occasionally on Comedy Central.

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