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The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism

1st Edition

By Charles D. Ferguson, William C. Potter


388 pages

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The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons or "dirty bombs."


'This is a well-informed study that carefully dissects the scenarios of nuclear terrorism along with an analysis of the technological and logistical hurdles necessary to carry out such an attack. As such, it will be of interest to specialists in the fields of terrorism and nuclear proliferation.' - George Michael, Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 23, 3, 2011

About the Authors

William C. Potter is the Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Charles D. Ferguson is Science and Technology Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (Washington, DC). Amy Sands, Leonard S. Spector, and Fred Wehling are all affiliated with The Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

The Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Monterey Institute of International Studies

460 Pierce Street

Monterey, CA 93940

William Potter is considered one of the leading authorities on nuclear terrorism.

Ideal for readers interested in terrorism, security studies, and nuclear proliferation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security