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The Global Nuclear Landscape
Energy, Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Edited By

Manpreet Sethi

  • Available for pre-order on June 8, 2023. Item will ship after June 29, 2023
ISBN 9781032508894
June 29, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

Like shifting sands of a desert, the global nuclear landscape changes every few years across its three main constituents - nuclear energy, non-proliferation and disarmament. Each of these has seen phases of cautious optimism, deep scepticism and outright pessimism over the last two decades. This book offers a bird’s eye view on all the three, even as the individual authors offer a worm’s eye view on each specific topic within the larger ambit.

The first section of the book examines developments in the nuclear energy sector. The second part of the book is devoted to non-proliferation. The last section of the book examines the consequences of use of nuclear weapons, concepts of CBMs and arms control, and recent disarmament initiatives. A tentative exploration of the prospects of disarmament in the wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict is also undertaken.

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Table of Contents




Nuclear Energy

1. Current Nuclear Energy Reality: Drivers and Challenges

Manpreet Sethi

2. India’s Nuclear Energy Scenario

Zoya Akhter

3. Emergence of Small Modular Reactors: Challenges and Opportunities

Manpreet Sethi and Zoya Akhter

4. Military Applications of Nuclear Power Plants

Anil Chopra

Nuclear Non-proliferation

5. Nuclear Doctrines of Great Powers and Vertical Nuclear Proliferation Trends

Abhishek Saxena

6. The State of the NPT: Challenges Ahead

Kanica Rakhra

7. The Iran Nuclear Imbroglio: End in Sight?

Sheel Kant Sharma

8. Nuclear Proliferation in East Asia: Will AUKUS Cause a New Arms Race?

Jagannath Panda

9. Contemporary Missile Developments in United States and Russia post-INF Treaty

Silky Kaur

10. Nuclear Missile Development Trends in Southern Asia: An Analysis from 2011 to 2021

Nasima Khatoon

11. The Threat of N-Terrorism: A Contemporary Assessment

Sitakanta Mishra

Nuclear Disarmament

12. Understanding Deterrence Breakdown in the Indian Context

Prakash Menon

13. Mapping Arms Control and CBMs: From Cold War Years to Present Times

R. Rajaraman

14. The Current State of Play in Nuclear Disarmament

Swaran Singh and Reshmi Kazi

15. Prospects of Nuclear Disarmament after the Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Could New Opportunities Arise?

Manpreet Sethi


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Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi, has been leading the project on Nuclear Security at the Centre for the last 20 years. She is an expert on the entire spectrum of nuclear issues ranging from nuclear energy, strategy, non-proliferation, disarmament, arms control and ballistic missile defence. She has authored, edited and co-authored eight books and three monographs. She also has published over 100 papers in books/academic journals of repute.