The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2013 - Political Science - 270 pages
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Over the past fifteen years, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons has been a staple in International Relations courses because of its brevity and crystal-clear explanations. The new edition, An Enduring Debate, continues the important discussion of nuclear proliferation and the dangers of a nuclear-armed world. With new chapters on the questions surrounding a nuclear North Korea, Iran, and Iraq and the potential for a world free of nuclear weapons, this Third Edition will continue to generate a lively classroom experience.

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This is an important book and a great teaching tool for undergraduate classes. Sagan and Waltz present two opposing views on nuclear weapons. Waltz suggests that the slow spread of nuclear weapons is ... Read full review

The spread of nuclear weapons: a debate

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Sagan and Waltz, from Stanford and Berkeley, respectively, present a short, intellectual exchange on an often covered topic. Waltz, the optimist, argues that because nuclear weapons "will nevertheless ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Scott D. Sagan is professor of political science at Stanford University and codirector of the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is the author of The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons and Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security.

Kenneth N. Waltz is Emeritus Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley and senior research associate at Columbia University s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. His books include Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis and Theory of International Politics.

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