New Nukes: India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament

Overview

The recent Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests brought nuclear proliferation and the terrible threat of nuclear war back to the world's center stage. The south Asian nuclear moves have raised regional tensions, transformed Kashmir into a potentially nuclear flashpoint, increased the poverty of already devastated populations, fueled a conventional and possibly nuclear arms race far beyond the borders of the two countries, and vastly distorted definitions of international status and influence. On the global level, ...
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Overview

The recent Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests brought nuclear proliferation and the terrible threat of nuclear war back to the world's center stage. The south Asian nuclear moves have raised regional tensions, transformed Kashmir into a potentially nuclear flashpoint, increased the poverty of already devastated populations, fueled a conventional and possibly nuclear arms race far beyond the borders of the two countries, and vastly distorted definitions of international status and influence. On the global level, the newest entries into the restricted club of admitted nuclear-capable nations have rendered obsolete the post-World War II nuclear status quo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566563185
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Voices and Visions Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Preface xi
Introduction: The End of the Imagination xix
Chapter 1 The Top Story of the Century 1
Chapter 2 Bloc Rivalry and the High Noon of Nuclearism 13
Chapter 3 Hesitant and New: Disarmament Momentum after the Cold War 30
Chapter 4 The Road to Pokharan II and Chagai 44
"Safe" Tests and Popular Doubts 48
The Evolution of India's Nuclear Policy 57
Chapter 5 South Asia in the Nuclear Trap: The Causes and Consequences of India and Pakistan Going Nuclear 69
No Peace in the "Land of the Buddha"? 90
Mine is Bigger than Yours: The Indian and Pakistani Test Yields 99
Chapter 6 Indefensible Arms: The Ethics of War and Nuclear Weapons 115
Bombing Bombay: More Devastating than Hiroshima? 123
Toys for Boys: How Nuclearism Works Against Women 132
Chapter 7 An Unaffordable Arsenal: The Cost of a "Credible Minimal Deterrent" 148
Chapter 8 The Deterrence Delusion: Why Nuclear Weapons Don't Generate Security 156
Ramshackle Deterrence 175
Chapter 9 From Abstinence, to Ambiguity, to the Nuclear Blasts 186
Chapter 10 Challenges to the Global Nuclear Order: Whose Crisis? Whose Dilemma? 213
Where Are the Missiles? 218
Chapter 11 The Struggle for Nuclear Weapons Abolition 232
Marxists and the Bomb 236
Appendices 263
Abbreviations 290
Bibliography 304
Index 306
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2002

    VERY USEFUL

    This book is very useful in research of disarmement. Beware, however, it is far from impartial. The authors make it clear going as far to say nuclear deterrence is abhorrent. Enjoy

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