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Routledge Library Editions: Nuclear Security


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This 31-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1956 and 1993. The first 15 books came out of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute a think tank established in 1966 to commemorate Sweden’s 150 years of unbroken peace and one of the most respected worldwide. The majority of titles are from the 1980s, the period of the cold war where tensions had begun to rise again, and the threat of nuclear war gripped the world. International in scope the volumes look at the arms race, deterrence, nuclear proliferation, global policy and strategy and various other issues within the area of nuclear security.

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Dangers of Deterrence Philosophers on Nuclear Strategy

Dangers of Deterrence: Philosophers on Nuclear Strategy

1st Edition

Edited By Nigel Blake, Kay Pole
December 02, 2020

Europe has everything to lose from nuclear war, and nothing to gain from it. Yet it is nuclear deterrence that we are relying on to shield us from war. More and more people are coming to believe that security under a nuclear shield is an illusion, and that nuclear deterrence embodies a dangerous ...

Strategic Disarmament, Verification and National Security

Strategic Disarmament, Verification and National Security

1st Edition

By Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
December 02, 2020

Originally published in 1977, the purpose of this book was to analyse the relationship between the security of two states mutually undergoing strategic disarmament at the time and the need for safeguarding their security by means of a verification system. The book thus studies some of the basic ...

The Dynamics of the Arms Race

The Dynamics of the Arms Race

1st Edition

Edited By David Carlton, Carlo Schaerf
December 02, 2020

The nuclear arms race had dominated international politics for the two decades prior to publication. Originally published in 1975, this symposium examines the dynamics of change within the arms race and the attempts at controlling and limiting it. At the time the nuclear arms race was strongly ...

The Proliferation Puzzle Why Nuclear Weapons Spread (and What Results)

The Proliferation Puzzle: Why Nuclear Weapons Spread (and What Results)

1st Edition

Edited By Zachary S. Davis, Benjamin Frankel
December 02, 2020

Originally published in 1993, this volume was unique in its scope and approach: Unlike most literature on nuclear weapons proliferation at the time, the essays in this volume offer theoretical discussions and suggest testable hypotheses about the causes and effects of nuclear weapons proliferation....

Uranium Enrichment and Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

Uranium Enrichment and Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

1st Edition

By Allan S. Krass, Peter Boskma, Boelie Elzen, Wim A. Smit, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
November 18, 2020

Originally published in 1983, this book presents both the technical and political information necessary to evaluate the emerging threat to world security posed by recent advances in uranium enrichment technology. Uranium enrichment has played a relatively quiet but important role in the history of ...

Agreements for Arms Control A Critical Survey

Agreements for Arms Control: A Critical Survey

1st Edition

By Jozef Goldblat, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
November 18, 2020

Originally published in 1982, this is the most comprehensive handbook on arms control ever published. It contains an analysis of the bilateral and multilateral agreements reached since World War II. An assessment is made of the extent to which each agreement has affected the arms race, reduced the ...

Arms Control Management or Reform?

Arms Control: Management or Reform?

1st Edition

By Lawrence Freedman
November 18, 2020

Originally published in 1986, although the pace of arms control negotiations has been stepped up, there is still little sign of agreement. In this paper the author examines the current negotiating effort, with particular emphasis on its implications for European security. He provides an up-to-date ...

Arms in the '80s New Developments in the Global Arms Race

Arms in the '80s: New Developments in the Global Arms Race

1st Edition

By John Turner, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
November 18, 2020

In the 1980s the world spent an enormous amount on preparations for war. Year by year, more and more resources went into the military sector. More and more complex weapon systems were devised. At the time, of all research scientists and engineers in the world, more than one in four was working for ...

Australia and Nuclear War

Australia and Nuclear War

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Denborough
November 18, 2020

‘I pray that words spoken at this conference may carry beyond walls and reach thousands of ears hitherto deaf to warnings of the final catastrophe.’ So said Patrick White in June 1983 at an important symposium organised by the Australian National University to examine the whole issue of nuclear war...

Countdown to Space War

Countdown to Space War

1st Edition

By Bhupendra Jasani, Christopher Lee, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
November 18, 2020

Only two years after Sputnik, weapons were created for attacking spacecraft. These were based on land. But now there is talk of weapons in space-instant-kill beams like lasers. President Reagan has offered a vision of new inventions that could stop nuclear missile attacks. But will they work? Can ...

Deterrence in the 1980s Crisis and Dilemma

Deterrence in the 1980s: Crisis and Dilemma

1st Edition

Edited By R. B. Byers
November 18, 2020

Originally published in 1985, Deterrence in the 1980s offers analyses by leading American and Canadian scholars and decision-makers in the field of strategic studies of the current problems and dilemmas of contemporary international security with deterrence, nuclear and conventional, as the ...

Ethics and Nuclear Deterrence

Ethics and Nuclear Deterrence

1st Edition

Edited By Geoffrey Goodwin
November 18, 2020

As nuclear weapons become ever more sophisticated, so the deterrence debate becomes increasingly complex. The ‘Ban the Bomb’ slogans of the 1950s had been replaced by cries for ‘nuclear-free zones’, and talk of ‘megatonnage’ and ‘fallout’ had given way to talk of ‘tactical’ nuclear weapons and ‘...

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