388 Pages
    by Routledge

    388 Pages
    by Routledge

    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."

    Chapter 1 The Growing Threat; Chapter 2 The Nuclear Terrorists; Chapter 3 Seizing the Bomb; Chapter 4 Making the Bomb; Chapter 5 Releasing Radiation; Chapter 6 Dispersing Radiation; Chapter 7 Meeting the Challenge;


    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.

    '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