Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats / Edition 2

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Overview

Deadly Arsenals provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment available on global proliferation dangers, with a critical assessment of international enforcement efforts. An invaluable resource for academics, policymakers, students, and the media, this atlas includes strategic and historical analysis; maps, charts, and graphs of the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and missile delivery systems; descriptions of the weapons and regimes —and policies to control them; and data on countries that have, want, or have given up weapons of mass destruction. A Choice outstanding academic title from one of the premier nonproliferation research teams.

The new edition addresses the recent, dramatic developments in Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, and the nuclear black market, analyzing strategic and policy implications.

Contents:

Part 1: Assessments and Weapons

Part 2: Declared Nuclear-Weapon States

Part 3: Non-NPT Nuclear-Weapon States

Part 4: The Two Hard Cases: North Korea and Iran

Part 5: Proliferation Success

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An essential guide to understanding the nature of the proliferation problem, DEADLY ARSENALS provides up-to-date and reliable information about who has what where, and illustrates the tools at our disposal to respond to these dangerous threats." —Senator Richard Lugar, United States Senate

"Chapters are devoted to a thorough analysis of the eight nuclear weapons states, the two 'hard cases' (North Korea and Iran) and 'nonproliferation successes' (eight countries that have backed off)." — Future Survey, 11/1/2005

"In addition to excellent analyses of the difficult proliferation cases of Iran and North Korea, Deadly Arsenals has the virtue of demonstrating that nuclear proliferation is not a one-way street and can be reversed" —William C. Potter, Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Inistitute, Chronicle of Higher Education

" Deadly Arsenals... offers a comprehensive and authoritative snapshot of today's proliferation challenges. Excellent informative tables summarize proliferation specifics in the countries examined. For anyone wanting to 'get smart' on the proliferation challenge... Deadly Arsenals is the place to start." — Survival, International Institute for Strategic Studies

" Deadly Arsenals is a fascinating read that will appeal to both the practitioner with experience in the field as well as the layman. It is also an outstanding reference and is replete with ample tables, maps, and appendices that might well make this book a definitive research resource in this field for sometime to come." — Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute

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"The best of the best in published scholarship."
Survival International Institute for Strategic Studies
"Offers a comprehensive and authoritative snapshot of today's proliferation challenges. . . . For anyone wanting to 'get smart' on the proliferation challenge . . . Deadly Arsenals is the place to start."
Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute
"Deadly Arsenals is a fascinating read that will appeal to both the practitioner with experience in the field as well as the layman. It also is an outstanding reference and is replete with ample tables, maps, and appendices that might well make this book a definitive research resource in this field for sometime to come."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870032165
  • Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Publication date: 7/13/2005
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 490
  • Sales rank: 961,549
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Cirincione , senior associate and director of nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is coauthor of the major Carnegie report, Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security, and editor of Repairing the Regime: Preventing the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Routledge, 2000). He is a frequent commentator on proliferation and security issues. Jon B. Wolfsthal is associate and deputy director of nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment. He is coauthor of Universal Compliance and coeditor of Nuclear Status Report: Nuclear Weapons, Fissile Material, and Export Controls in the Former Soviet Union (Carnegie/Monterey, 2001). Miriam Rajkumar is the project associate for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Part 1 Assessments and Weapons 1
Chapter 1 Global Trends 3
Chapter 2 The International Nonproliferation Regime 27
Chapter 3 Nuclear Weapons and Materials 45
Chapter 4 Biological and Chemical Weapons, Agents, and Proliferation 57
Chapter 5 Missile Proliferation 83
Part 2 Declared Nuclear Weapon States 119
Chapter 6 Russia 121
Chapter 7 China 163
Chapter 8 France 189
Chapter 9 The United Kingdom 197
Chapter 10 The United States 203
Part 3 Non-NPT Nuclear Weapon States 219
Chapter 11 India 221
Chapter 12 Pakistan 239
Chapter 13 Israel 259
Part 4 Two Hard Cases 277
Chapter 14 North Korea 279
Chapter 15 Iran 295
Part 5 Nonproliferation Successes 315
Chapter 16 Libya 317
Chapter 17 Iraq 329
Chapter 18 Non-Russian Nuclear Successor States: Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine 365
Chapter 19 Argentina 383
Chapter 20 Brazil 393
Chapter 21 South Africa 407
Appendixes 419
Appendix A The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 421
Appendix B The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction 427
Appendix C The Chemical Weapons Convention Fact Sheet 435
Appendix D Nuclear Supplier Organizations 443
Appendix E The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty 451
Appendix F Glossary 457
Abbreviations and Acronyms 467
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables 469
Index 471
About the Authors 488
About Carnegie's Nonproliferation Resources 489
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 490
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