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How Nuclear Weapons Spread
Nuclear-Weapon Proliferation in the 1990s

ISBN 9781138991774
Published July 8, 2016 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

In How Nuclear Weapons Spread, Frank Barnaby examines the far-reaching effects - both beneficial and detrimental - of nuclear weapons. He looks in detail at the nuclear programmes of Third World countries, including India, Israel and Pakistan which have or could very rapidly acquire nuclear weapons, and assesses the nuclear capabilities of countries such as Iran, Iraq and North Korea. He also considers the alarming possibility that terrorists might obtain nuclear weapons, and considers methods of controlling their spread.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Link Between Peaceful and Military Nuclear Programmes; Chapter 2 Nuclear Power in Electrical Energy Supply; Chapter 3 The Plutonium Economy and Highly-Enriched Uranium; Chapter 4 The Components of Nuclear and Thermonuclear Weapons; Chapter 5 Nuclear-Weapon Testing; Chapter 6 Dismantling Nuclear Weapons; Chapter 7 Disposing of Plutonium; Chapter 8 The Prospects for the Nuclear Arsenals; Chapter 9 India's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 10 Pakistan's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 11 Israel's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 12 Iraq's Nuclear-Weapon Programme; Chapter 13 North Korea's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 14 Argentina's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 15 Brazil's Nuclear Programme; Chapter 16 South Africa'S Nuclear Programme; Chapter 17 Iran'S Nuclear Programme; Chapter 18 Nuclear Proliferation To Sub-National Groups; Chapter 19 Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons; Chapter 20 The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon Delivery Systems;

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Frank Barnaby is a former Guest Professor at the Free University in Amsterdam and a former Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. He is currently a defence analyst and is the author of many books, including Star Wars, 1987, The Automated Battlefield, 1987 and The Role and Control of Weapons, 1992.


`... the overall effect is to produce an account which will be of great value to those concerned with the wider political implications of nuclear proliferation. In short, an excellent introduction to an important subject.' - Political Studies