Nuclear Weapons-Free Zones

Overview

Almost the entire southern hemisphere is now covered by nuclear-weapon-free zones. The ones in Latin America and the South Pacific were established during the Cold War, those in Southeast Asia and Africa after its ending. Zones have also been proposed, so far without success, for the Middle East, South Asia and Northeast Asia. In this book, analysts from within the respective regions explore the reasons for success and failure in the establishment of the zone, and their utility ...

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Overview

Almost the entire southern hemisphere is now covered by nuclear-weapon-free zones. The ones in Latin America and the South Pacific were established during the Cold War, those in Southeast Asia and Africa after its ending. Zones have also been proposed, so far without success, for the Middle East, South Asia and Northeast Asia. In this book, analysts from within the respective regions explore the reasons for success and failure in the establishment of the zone, and their utility and limitations as stepping stones to a nuclear-weapon free world.

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Twelve contributions study four nuclear weapons-free zones (Latin America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Africa) and four non-free zones (the Middle East, South Asia, Korea, and Japan), and explore the reasons for the success or failure in establishing these zones. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312217457
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.79 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Ramesh Thakur is Professor and Head of the Peace Research Center at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations
Map
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
1 Stepping Stones to a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World 3
Pt. 2 The four Established Zones 33
2 Latin America - The Treaty of Tlatelolco 35
3 The South Pacific - The Treaty of Rarotonga 59
4 Southeast Asia - The Treaty of Bangkok 81
5 Africa - The Treaty of Pelindaba 93
Pt. 3 Four Prospective Zones 121
6 A Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone: A Korean Perspective 123
7 A Northeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone: A Japanese Perspective 140
8 The Case for a South Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone 152
9 The Obstacles to a South Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone 173
10 The Case For a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Middle East 184
11 The Obstacles To A Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone 194
12 A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere 210
Index 223
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