This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future.

Horizontal Proliferation Challenges: the Nuclear Outliers

Horizontal Proliferation Challenges: the Nuclear Outliers
  • Israel and nuclear opacity
  • Pakistan, India and the challenge to stability in South Asia
  • Dealing with a nuclear North Korea
  • Future trajectories in the Iranian nuclear stand-off
  • Key points and guide to further reading and resources

While the end of the Cold War ushered in a period of vertical nuclear arms reductions (predominantly between the United States and Russia ...

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