Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

by Sarah J. Diehl, James Clay Moltz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598840711

ISBN-13: 9781598840711

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

An updated edition of ABC-CLIO's classic reference book on nuclear arms programs and proliferation in nations around the world.

• Primary documents include an excerpt from the 1945 U.S. report on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the text of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and the UN resolution sanctioning North Korea for its

Overview

An updated edition of ABC-CLIO's classic reference book on nuclear arms programs and proliferation in nations around the world.

• Primary documents include an excerpt from the 1945 U.S. report on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the text of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and the UN resolution sanctioning North Korea for its nuclear test

• A detailed and updated chronology highlights major events between 1939–2007 pertaining to the buildup of nuclear weapons and the efforts to control and dismantle them

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598840711
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Background and History

Early Scientific Developments

Military Uses of Nuclear Fission

U.S. Use of Atomic Weapons Against Imperials Japan

Early Efforts to Control Nuclear Weapons

Expanding the Nuclear Club and Weapon Arsenals

Renewed Efforts at Control Under Eisenhower

Development of Delivery Systems: Bombers, Missiles, and Submarines

Efforts to Halt Atmospheric Nuclear Testing

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Limited Test Ban Treaty

New Nuclear Powers and the Evolution of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Early 1970s: Détente and the Beginnings of the U.S.-Soviet Nuclear Arms Control

Efforts to Halt Horizontal Proliferation to New Countries

The Late 1970s and 1980s: From Arms-Racing to Negotiated Reductions

New Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime: Iraq and North Korea

Successes in International Nonproliferation Efforts in the Early to Mid-1990s

New Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime: The Late 1990s to March 2003

Post-Iraqi Invasion Nonproliferation Efforts

Conclusion

References

Chapter 2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions

Nuclear Weapons and Their Role During the Cold War

What Is the Role of Nuclear Weapons Today?

Are Nuclear Weapons Safe?

How Many Nuclear Weapons are "Enough"?

How Serious Is the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism?

Environmental and Health Effects of Nuclear Weapon Production

Why Haven't Nuclear Weapons Spread to More Countries?

The Debate on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Civilian Nuclear Energy Promotion Versus Nonproliferation Goals

Efforts to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Final Considerations

References

Chapter 3: Special U.S. Issues

The Status of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Treaties and Verification

U.S. Missile Defenses and Efforts to Defend against Nuclear Attacks

Intelligence and Nuclear Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation

U.S. Policy toward New Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

U.S. Public Opinion and Nuclear Weapons

Conclusion: U.S. Politics and Nonproliferation

References

Chapter 4: Chronology

Chapter 5: Biographical Sketches

Bethe, Hans

Bhabha, Homi Jehangir

Blix, Hans

Bohr, Niels

Caldicott, Helen Broinowski

ElBaradei, Mohamed

Fuchs, Klaus

Groves, General Leslie

Heisenberg, Werner

Khan, Abdul Qadeer

Kurchatov, Igor

Lawrence, Ernest

Nie Rongzhen, Marshal

Oppenheimer, J. Robert

Pauling, Linus

Rotblat, Joseph

Sakharov, Andrei

Strauss, Lewis L.

Szilard, Leo

Teller, Edward

Vanunu, Mordechai

Chapter 6: Facts, Data, and Documents

Facts

Nuclear Materials and Technologies

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons: An Introductory Guide

Worldwide Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles

Nuclear Testing

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

Documents

Letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt

The U.S. Military Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Official U.S. Report on the Atomic Bomb's Effects in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Founding Document of the Nonproliferation Regime: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The U.S.-Russian Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (Moscow Treaty, 2001)

United Nations Resolution 1540 (2004)

UN Sanctions on North Korea for Nuclear Test (2006)

Chapter 7: Directory of Organizations

International Organizations

U.S. Government Agencies

Nongovernmental Organizations

Chapter 8: Print and Nonprint Resources

Print Resources

Books

Nuclear Weapons Issues: United States

Nuclear Weapons Programs: Worldwide

Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation: General Topics

Periodicals

Nonprint Resources

CD-ROM

DVDs and Videos

Websites

Glossary

Index

About the Authors

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