Ultimate Security: Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

Ultimate Security: Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

by Janne E. Nolan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870784781

ISBN-13: 9780870784781

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: The Century Foundation

In the wake of the deadly terrorist operations against New York and Washington in September 2001, the possiblity of nuclear attacks against American territory have once again become a subject of concern. The perceived risks to American security from the international diffusion of advanced technologies, along with weakened state controls over borders and

Overview

In the wake of the deadly terrorist operations against New York and Washington in September 2001, the possiblity of nuclear attacks against American territory have once again become a subject of concern. The perceived risks to American security from the international diffusion of advanced technologies, along with weakened state controls over borders and international commerce, have hastened a dramatic restructuring of U.S. defense and national security policy.

This book gathers together eight prominent scholars, academics, and policy practitioners to address the major issues underlying the changes in the global security environment and evaluate the effectiveness of recent U.S. policy innovations.

Authors include Amy Zegart, University of California; Joe Cirincione, Carnegie Endowment; Jessica Stern, Harvard University; David Kay, Science Applications International Corporation; Rose Gottemoeller, Carnegie Endowment; William Keller, MIT; Joanna Spear, King's College London; and Robert Litwak, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870784781
Publisher:
The Century Foundation
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Sponsored by the Century Foundation and Georgetown University Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1Introduction1
Introduction: The Transformation of America's Nonproliferation Policy3
1The Organization and Architecture of Nonproliferation: Understanding the Regime17
Part 2Exploring the Tools of Nonproliferation45
2Addressing Proliferation through Multilateral Agreement: Success and Failure in the Nonproliferation Regime47
3Nonproliferation and the Use of Force75
4Iraq and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy107
5Cooperative Inducements: Crafting New Tools for Nonproliferation127
6Modifying Nonproliferation Policy to Meet the Terrorist Threat: Controlling Biological Weapons Agents155
7"Globalization" and Nonproliferation: Security and Technology at a Crossroad?177
8Organizing for International Counterproliferation: NATO and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy203
Part 3Conclusion229
Conclusion: Modifying America's Nonproliferation Policy for an Uncertain Future231
Notes243
Index297
About the Contributors309

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