Deterrence: Its Past and Future-Papers Presented at Hoover Institution, November 2010

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Drawn from the third in a series of conferences the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on the nuclear legacy of the cold war, this report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function in the cold war to its current role. Recognizing that today's international environment is radically different from that which it was during the cold war, the need is pressing to reassess the role of nuclear weapons in deterrence in the world of today and to look ahead to...
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Overview

Drawn from the third in a series of conferences the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on the nuclear legacy of the cold war, this report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function in the cold war to its current role. Recognizing that today's international environment is radically different from that which it was during the cold war, the need is pressing to reassess the role of nuclear weapons in deterrence in the world of today and to look ahead to the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817913847
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/2011
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in business. He lives in San Francisco. Sidney D. Drell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of theoretical physics emeritus at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University. He lives in Palo Alto, California. James E. Goodby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow with the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He lives in San Jose, California.
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It is important to note that the word and the concept existed before 1945, amid experiences that seem like a dress rehearsal for what we lived with in the cold war, and that might offer important lessons on future ‘deterrence.’”—Chapter Two, pg. 16

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Table of Contents

Foreword
by George Shultz

Chapter 1      Deterrence, Its Past and Future
        An Introduction to Policy Issues
        by James Goodby

Chapter 2    How History and the Geopolitical Context Shape Deterrence
        by George Quester and Patrick Morgan

Chapter 3    Redefining the Role of Deterrence
        by James Goodby and Michael Mazarr

Chapter 4     Nuclear Deterrence in a World Without Nuclear Weapons
        by Sidney Drell and Raymond Jeanloz

Chapter 5    Nuclear Weapons Reconstitution and its Discontents: Challenges of “Weaponless Deterrence”
        by Christopher A. Ford

Chapter 6     Playing for Time on the Edge of the Apocalypse: Maximizing Decision Time for Nuclear Leaders
        by Christopher A. Ford

Chapter 7     Arms Control and Deterrence
        by James M. Acton, Edward Ifft, and John McLaughlin

Chapter 8    Practical Considerations Related to Verification and Compliance
        by Edward Ifft

Chapter 9    Deterrence and Enforcement in a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
        by David Holloway

Appendices                                           

Appendix A    Enforcing Zero: Forget Deterrence!
        by Harald Müller
Appendix B    Nuclear Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century: An Ethical Analysis
        by Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

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