Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - History - 335 pages

Fully updated and revised since its initial publication, Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation, Second Edition explores all key issues related to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and efforts to curb them, from the U.S. atomic bomb project during World War II to current debates on nuclear terrorism, North Korea's nuclear test, and Iran's enrichment program.

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation, Second Edition clarifies weapons-related policy debates from both U.S. and international perspectives, offering a detailed look at current technologies, arsenals, weapons tests, and nonproliferation efforts. Readers will find expert analysis of such crucial recent events as Libya's disarmament, the failed WMD search in Iraq, A.Q. Khan's nuclear technology black market, "dirty bombs," developments in North Korea and Iran, and the U.S. plan to aid India's nuclear program--plus recent progress (or lack thereof) on a range of treaties and initiatives.

 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
37
3 Special US Issues
75
4 Chronology
99
5 Biographical Sketches
171
6 Data and Documents
205
7 Directory of Organizations
249
8 Resources
275
Glossary
319
Index
327
About the Authors
337
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Sarah J. Diehl is senior editor at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.

James Clay Moltz, PhD, is a research professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, where he also teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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