Nuclear Weapons in A Transformed World: The Challenge of Virtual Nuclear Arsenals

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Michael J. Mazarr
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 1997 - History - 404 pages
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Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World sets out to examine one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century: the future of nuclear weapons. Acknowledging the growing consensus that pushing nuclear weapons to the margins of world politics would represent the wisest political and moral choice for the United States, a stellar group of scholars has been assembled in this volume to analyze one solution to the problem: virtual nuclear arsenals. First proposed by Jonathan Schell in his 1984 book The Abolition, this option involves removing all nuclear weapons from operational status and placing them in a dismantled, 'virtual' condition. Essays by many of the world's top experts on arms control and international relations combine to offer the first detailed assessment of what may be the most promising and provocative idea in the field today. Thorough, balanced, and probing, Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World opens the debate on a concept which could possibly determine the future of arms control and US policy.

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This is an ambitious and imaginative look at one of the most urgent and yet complicated issues today--the future of nuclear weapons and their role in international politics of the 21st century. Mazarr ... Read full review

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Amos A. Jordan has served as Deputy Undersecretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; he is president emeritus and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. William J. Taylor, Jr., is senior vice president at CSIS and former director of National Security Studies at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Michael J. Mazarr is editor of The Washington Quarterly and director of the New Millennium Project at CSIS.

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