At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe Or Transformation?

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2008 - Political Science - 293 pages
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This book focuses on an even more urgent and “inconvenient truth” than global warming.  At the nuclear precipice, humanity’s choices are catastrophe or transformation.  This book explores the present nuclear predicament, and how to step away from the precipice and assure humanity’s future.  It examines the intersections between international law and national policies; and between nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear disarmament.  The book offers a way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move in a new direction.

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Richard Falk is Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University and for the last six years has been a visiting professor at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California. He is Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and author of several books.

David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982.  He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons.  He is a councilor of the World Future Council and chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility.

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