This text is designed to provide students and others with a theoretical and factual base for understanding the complex questions posed by continued reliance on nuclear weapons to protect geopolitical interests. In Part One, the authors examine the destructiveness and cost of modern nuclear arsenals and offer both normative and systemic explanations
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Also of Interest -- Credits -- General Introduction: The Machines of Armageddon -- Confronting the Nuclear Crisis -- Facing up to Nuclear Extinction -- Understanding the Arms Race -- Combating the Crime of Silence -- Rethinking some Basic Assumptions -- Rethinking “Security” -- Rethinking “Deterrence” -- Rethinking “The Enemy” -- Opting for Nuclear Disarmament -- Overcoming Distrust and Competition -- Breaking the Momentum Toward Nuclear War -- Curbing the Nuclear Danger -- Pursuing Alternative Global Security -- Relying on Alternative Defense Strategies -- Enhancing World Security Arrangements -- Promoting Systemic Transformation -- Glossary of Terms -- Important Nuclear Weapon Systems
"Burns H. Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Iowa. A specialist in international law and international affairs, he is a Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Weston is editor of Toward World Order and Human Dignity: Essays in Honor of Myres S. McDougal (1976) and author of International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (1980). Thomas A. Hawbaker is recent graduates of The University of Iowa College of Law. Christopher R. Rossi is recent graduates of The University of Iowa College of Law. "