Power Plays

Power Plays

by Christopher Hubbard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754676935

ISBN-13: 9780754676935

Pub. Date: 05/16/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A comprehensive exploration of how national and state security policy is effected by the production, storage, transportation, safeguarding, export and use of enriched uranium - and, by extension, plutonium. A wide range of geopolitical, security and technical issues are examined, as are the challenges presented to national and global governance. This book

Overview

A comprehensive exploration of how national and state security policy is effected by the production, storage, transportation, safeguarding, export and use of enriched uranium - and, by extension, plutonium. A wide range of geopolitical, security and technical issues are examined, as are the challenges presented to national and global governance. This book contributes to a new understanding of one of the most serious security implications inherent in the current rapid growth in nuclear power generation. It assesses attempts made to deal with the latent dangers to Homeland Security posed by potential misuse of enriched uranium and plutonium, considering both the chances for success, and the costs of failure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754676935
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Series:
Homeland Security Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: enriched uranium and homeland security; Securing the homeland, securing the world; The international institutional framework; Assessing security threats inherent in nuclear fuels; The historical record; failure and success; Strategic security and enriched uranium; Nuclear terrorism and enriched uranium; Old and new strategies for non-proliferation progress; The future: alternative policy pathways for the 21st century; Conclusions: global threats and opportunities; Appendix; Index.

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