Towards Nuclear Zero

Towards Nuclear Zero

by Raimo Vayrynen, David Cortright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415595282

ISBN-13: 9780415595285

Pub. Date: 06/22/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rarely in the atomic age have hopes been raised as high as they are now for genuine progress toward disarmament. The new receptivity reflected in the policy declarations of many governments was sparked by a wave of private initiatives led by former senior policy leaders in many countries.

This book examines practical steps for achieving progress toward

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Overview

Rarely in the atomic age have hopes been raised as high as they are now for genuine progress toward disarmament. The new receptivity reflected in the policy declarations of many governments was sparked by a wave of private initiatives led by former senior policy leaders in many countries.

This book examines practical steps for achieving progress toward disarmament, realistically assessing both challenges and opportunities associated with achieving a world without nuclear weapons.

The book places the current debate over nuclear abolition in the context of urgent non-proliferation priorities and the need to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of extremist regimes and terrorists. It examines the reasons why more than two dozen states have given up nuclear programs over the years and distils lessons from the end of the cold war to offer policy recommendations for moving toward lessened global reliance on nuclear weapons. Also included are in-depth analyses of proliferation challenges and disarmament opportunities in North Korea and Iran. The book concludes with a detailed roadmap for moving progressively toward global nuclear zero. It proposes a new international security regime based on shared missile defences, nonweaponized deterrence and greater efforts to enhance transnational cooperation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415595285
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Adelphi Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Chapter 1 Why Disarmament? Why Now? 13

Multipolarity 15

Deterrence diluted 17

Nuclear realism 19

Defining disarmament 22

The new nuclear moment 26

Chapter 2 Challenges to the Non-proliferation Regime 33

NPT purpose and history 34

An unequal burden 36

Keeping nuclear energy peaceful 38

Article VI and the NPT 40

Proliferation 42

The perils of pre-emption 45

Conclusion 46

Chapter 3 Why States Give up the Bomb 49

Determinants of denuclearisation 51

The non-proliferation norm 55

Tools of persuasion 56

Lessons from Brazil and Argentina 59

Lessons from South Africa 61

Libya comes clean 63

Ukraine gives up the bomb 66

Conclusion 68

Chapter 4 Lessons from the End of the Cold War 71

The arms control framework 72

Common security 73

The power of positive reciprocity 75

Nuclear disarmament and enhanced conventional security 77

Conclusion 80

Chapter 5 Assuring Security 83

Assurances 84

Stretching deterrence 86

Doubts about nuclear deterrence 89

No first use: reassurance for all 90

The big three 93

Russia and the West 95

Reassuring China 99

Conclusion 101

Chapter 6 Addressing Regional Challenges 103

Nuclear arming in South Asia 104

A flawed deal 106

Persuading Pyongyang 107

Iran: diffusing the dispute 112

Middle East peace 118

Conclusion 120

Chapter 7 Building Cooperation for Non-proliferation and Disarmament 123

The role of the IAEA 123

Stronger protocols 125

Political challenges 126

Resource constraints 128

Verification innovations 129

Multinationalising the fuel cycle 132

EU policies 135

Cooperative policy tools 136

CTBT and non-proliferation 141

Conclusion 144

Chapter 8 Nuclear Zero and Beyond 145

Minimum deterrence and the nuclear 'vantage point' 146

Virtual deterrence 148

Missile defences: from obstacle to solution 150

Return to Reykjavik 152

'The knowledge' as deterrent 154

The non-military foundations of security 158

A Policy Agenda for Enhancing Security Without Nuclear Weapons 163

Glossary 167

Notes 169

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