1st Edition

The Weapons Legacy of the Cold War
Problems and Opportunities

ISBN 9781138366121
Published February 26, 2020 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1997, this volume builds its discussion on a technological base along with policy implications, and constitutes a review of the current situation in international security created by the Cold War, and how the end of the Cold War is likely to change the situation. As the close of the Cold War created a multitude of changes in international security, resulting in a broad range of topics tackled in this collection. It features specialists in military technology, physics, political science, public and international affairs.

Table of Contents

1. The Future of High Technology in Military Affairs. Dietrich Schroeer. 2. The Impact of the Military-Industrial Complex on Society. Gert G. Harigel. 3. Problems of Reconversion from the Military to the Civilian Sector. Georgi Arbatov. 4. US-Russian Cooperation on Fissile Material Security and Disposition. Frank von Hippel and Oleg Bukharin. 5. Unintentional Nuclear Fire after the Cold War and Arms Control. Ciro E. Zoppo. 6. Nuclear Disarmament: the View from Russia. Anatoli S. Diakov. 7. Implications of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban for Nuclear Modernization and Proliferation. Eric Arnett. 8. A Nuclear Weapon-free World: Is it Desirable? Is it Possible? Is it Probable? Francesco Calogero. 9. Post-Cold War Weapons Reduction: The Role of NATO. Lamberto Zannier. 10. The New Verification Game and Technologies at our Disposal. Patricia Lewis. 11. The Open Skies Treaty: A Cooperative Approach to Confidence Building and Verification. Hartwig Spitzer. 12. Russia’s Nuclear Policy after the USSR. Ioury E. Federov. 13. Implications of the Cold War Military Legacy in Northern Europe. Arto Nokkala. 14. The New World Order and the Tempo of Militant Islam. Hilal Khashan.

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