With the end of the Cold War, many of the old threats to European security have disappeared. New ones, however, are now emerging, particularly in the light of the rise of nationalism and the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to politically unstable countries. The Role and Control of Weapons in the 1990's examines these security issues - the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Third World, the threat from international terrorists, the environmental damage caused by modern warfare - to argue that control over weapons of mass destruction must be dramatically increased.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Evolution of Security; Chapter 2 New Military Technologies; Chapter 3 Arms Production and Trade; Chapter 4 The Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles; Chapter 5 The Nuclear Dimension; Chapter 6 The Spread of Nuclear Weapons; Chapter 7 Nuclear Terrorism; Chapter 8 Chemical Weapons and Warfare; Chapter 9 The Spread of Chemical Weapons; Chapter 10 Biological Warfare; Chapter 11 The Spread of Biological Weapons; Chapter 12 Military Genetic Engineering; Chapter 13 Can the Global Arms Trade be Controlled?; Chapter 14 The Future of The Nuclear Arsenals; Chapter 15 The International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime; Chapter 16 The Establishment of Zones Free of Nuclear Weapons; Chapter 17 Controlling the Export of Nuclear Facilities and Materials; Chapter 18 The Need for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty; Chapter 19 Controlling Biological and Chemical Weapons; Chapter 20 Verification Technologies; Chapter 21 Controlling the Environmental impacts of War; Chapter 22 The Peace Dividend;
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