The Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation delves deep into the changing global nuclear landscape. The chapters document the increasing complexity of the global nuclear proliferation dynamic and the inability of the international community to come to terms with a rapidly changing strategic milieu. The future, in all likelihood, will be very different from the past, and the chapters in this volume develop a framework that aids a better understanding of the forces that will shape the nuclear proliferation debate in the years to come.
Part VI, will examine the present state of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, which most observers agree is currently facing a crisis of credibility. The three pillars of this regime – the NPT, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty – will be analyzed.
Chris Hobbs and Matthew Harries
The Five Nuclear Powers
James J. Wirtz
Paul Ingram and Michael Collins
De-Factor Nuclear States
The ‘Problem’ States
The ‘Threshold’ States
The Global Non-Proliferation Regime
Harsh V. Pant