Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters

Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters

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by Hans Blix
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262026449

ISBN-13: 9780262026444

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: MIT Press

In 2002 Dr. Hans Blix, then chief United Nations weapons inspector, led his team on a search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Before the United
States went to war with Iraq the next March, he maintained there were no WMD in
Iraq. History proved him right. For more than forty years Dr. Blix has worked on global disarmament, and with this new book he

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In 2002 Dr. Hans Blix, then chief United Nations weapons inspector, led his team on a search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Before the United
States went to war with Iraq the next March, he maintained there were no WMD in
Iraq. History proved him right. For more than forty years Dr. Blix has worked on global disarmament, and with this new book he renews the call for nuclear nonproliferation. His interests, though, go beyond stemming the threat of nuclear attack from rogue states and terrorists. It is not, he argues, a recipe for success for nuclear states to tell the rest of the world that it must stay away from the very weapons that nuclear states claim are indispensable. We will never be able to convince rogue states to halt the pursuit of nuclear weapons programs unless we take the lead in a new nonproliferation and disarmament movement. Looking back at the UN
post-World War II efforts against the use of nuclear weapons, Blix documents the retreat from early commitments by nuclear powers, most alarmingly from pledges against first use and toward programs to develop new types of nuclear weapons. He urges us to revive these efforts, and that the world's powers also look at issues of global disarmament and security as pieces of the same puzzle. Why Nuclear
Disarmament Matters includes specific suggestions--how the UN can set the stage for a credible multilateral disarmament and nonproliferation process; what kind of treaties would be most helpful--and recommendations for regional policy, including providing the Middle East with enriched uranium for civilian nuclear power production but not allowing uranium enrichment there.From March 2000 to June 2003
Hans Blix was Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection
Commission (UNMOVIC). Dr. Blix, author of Disarming Iraq, is Chair of the Swedish government's Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262026444
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Series:
Boston Review Books
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 4.68(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3

2 The Globalization of Law 19

3 The Globalization of Disarmament 39

4 Next Steps 57

App Recommendations of the WMD Commission 75

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