Pulling Back from the Nuclear Brink: Reducing and Countering Nuclear Threats
Nuclear proliferation is generally agreed to be one of the most dangerous and vexing problems facting the post-Cold-War world, and extensive efforts ... Show synopsis Nuclear proliferation is generally agreed to be one of the most dangerous and vexing problems facting the post-Cold-War world, and extensive efforts are currently being made to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons to additional states and non-state actors. The distinguished contributors to this book - including policymakers, diplomats, scientists, regionalists, and academic specialists - have joined in a comprehensive effort to survey recent nuclear arms control successes, ongoing initiatives, and future prospects for reducing and countering nuclear proliferation. This challenge has taken on new urgency with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and this development has been accompanied by the rise of new aspirant nuclear powers, including Iraq, North Korea, and Iran. Considering nonproliferation on both a practical and a more theoretical, generalized, and abstract level, Pulling Back from the Nuclear Brink will be essential reading for anyone seeking an understanding of state, regional and global perspectives on what is arguably one of the most critical international security problems of the 1990s.