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.

Managing Nuclear Proliferation Challenges: Limiting, Preventing and Defending

Managing Nuclear Proliferation Challenges: Limiting, Preventing and Defending
  • Limiting: negotiating nuclear arms control
  • Preventing: the international non-proliferation regime
  • Defending: active and passive defences
  • Key points and guide to further reading and resources

As the previous two chapters make clear, contemporary global nuclear order is being shaped by two separate but nevertheless interlinked ...

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