Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Alexander T.J. Lennon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621665

ISBN-13: 9780262621663

Pub. Date: 10/25/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of both states and terrorist networks, is considered by many to be the greatest threat to global security today. Contemporary Nuclear Debates discusses the key issues surrounding that threat.The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "US National
Missile Defense: When and How?" presents an

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The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of both states and terrorist networks, is considered by many to be the greatest threat to global security today. Contemporary Nuclear Debates discusses the key issues surrounding that threat.The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "US National
Missile Defense: When and How?" presents an overview of the missile defense debate and examines the merits of different deployment systems, such as sea-based,
space-based, and boost-phase. Part II, "Global Perceptions of Missile Defense," goes beyond the standard debate about the risks and benefits of missile defenses to examine the specific potential reactions of major countries, including China, India,
Iran, Japan, and Russia. Part III, "Do Arms Races Matter Anymore?" asks which countries, if any, have the capability to conduct an arms race with the United
States, whether any country would choose to do so, and what weapons a country might build in response to a US missile defense deployment. Part IV, "Is Arms Control
Dead?" discusses the circumstances under which arms control is useful today, new principles upon which it can be based, and new visions for its future.

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ISBN-13:
9780262621663
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/25/2002
Series:
Washington Quarterly Readers
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Modernizing Strategic Nuclear Debates
Pt. IU.S. National Missile Defense: When and How?
The Politics: How Did We Get Here?3
A Call to Deploy12
A Defense That Will Not Defend29
Toward Missile Defenses form the Sea48
Would Space-Based Defenses Improve Security?65
Missile Defense after the ABM Treaty83
Pt. IIGlobal Perceptions of Missile Defense
Brussels's Burden101
Tokyo's Temperance110
New Delhi's Dilemma122
Israel's Imperative133
Pyongyang's Pressure141
Tehran's Tocsin151
Beijing's Bind158
Moscow's Matrix171
Pt. IIIDo Arms Races Matter Anymore?
Return of the Nuclear Debate183
Action-Reaction Metaphysics and Negligence197
Do Arms Races Matter?213
The New Arms Race226
Pt. IVIs Arms Control Dead?
Is Arms Control Dead?245
The Demise of Arms Control?251
The Road Ahead256
Strengthening Arms Control273
An Inherent Lesson290
Arms Control in a New Era304
Renovation through Reassurance321

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