Nuclear Weapons, Scientists, and the Post-Cold War Challenge: Selected Papers on Arms Control (Google eBook)

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 331 pages
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This volume includes a representative selection of Sidney Drell''s recent writings and speeches (circa 1993 to the present) on public policy issues with substantial scientific components. Most of the writings deal with national security, nuclear weapons, and arms control and reflect the authorOCOs personal involvement in such issues dating back to 1960. Fifteen years after the demise of the Soviet Union, the gravest danger presented by nuclear weapons is the spread of advanced technology that may result in the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Of most concern would be their acquisition by hostile governments and terrorists who are unconstrained by accepted norms of civilized behavior. The current challenges are to prevent this from happening and, at the same time, to pursue aggressively the opportunity to escape from an outdated nuclear deterrence trap."
  

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Contents

This Treaty Must Be Ratified
125
Technical Issues of a Nuclear Test Ban
126
Merits and Risks of More Underground Tests
169
Safety in High Consequence Operations
171
The Route to the CTBT
189
The Present Threat
197
New Challenges in the 21st Century Escaping the Nuclear Deterrence Trap and Facing Terrorism
205
The Gravest Danger
207

The Troubled Frontier
51
To Act or Not To Act
65
Issues Coming to the Fore Immediately Following the Collapse of the Soviet Union and the End of the Cold War
67
Science and National Security
68
Testimony on the Future of Arms Control
76
Abolishing Longrange Nuclear Missiles
89
Reducing Nuclear Danger
91
At the End of the 20th Century The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Emergence of the New Terror of Biological and Chemical Weapons
107
Adlai Stevenson and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty of Today
109
On Stockpile Stewardship and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
113
Putting the Nuclear Genie Back in the Bottle
118
Reasons To Ratify Not To Stall
124
The Gravest Danger
213
Tough Challenges
231
What Are Nuclear Weapons For Recommendations for Restructuring US Strategic Nuclear Forces?
235
In the Shadow of the Bomb
270
Memorials to Four Colleagues who were Great Scientists and Citizens
277
Statesman of Science
278
A Passionate Leader for International Cooperation in Science and in the Pursuit of Peace
286
Shaping Public Policy
294
Report on the Progress in Reducing Nuclear Danger Presented at an International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov
303
Andrei Sakharov and the Nuclear Danger
317
What Are Nuclear Weapons For?
323
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