At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?

At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?

by D. Krieger
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Palgrave Macmillan US


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At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation?

This book examines the intersections between international lawand national policies, and nuclear proliferationanddisarmament, offeringa way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move away from the nuclear precipice andensure humanity's future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230609044
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Falk is Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University and for the last six years has been a visiting professor at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California. He is Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and author of several books.

David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He is a councilor of the World Future Council and chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Human Right to a Nuclear Free World; M.Maguire Foreword: Illegal Under Any Circumstances Whatsoever; D.Roche Introduction; R.Falk & D.Krieger PART I: AT THE NUCLEAR PRECIPICE Where We Stand: A Dialogue; D.Krieger & R.Falk Sleepwalking into Our Century of Last Opportunity; C.G.Weeramantry Still Standing at the Nuclear Precipice After All These Years: Why?; J.Cabasso PART II: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW Non-Proliferation Treaty Illusions and InternationalLawlessness; R.Falk U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and International Law; T.Graham, Jr. The 'Inalienable Right' to Peaceful Nuclear Power: A Recipe for Chaos; A.Slater PART III: NUCLEAR WEAPONS POLICY Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy; M.D.Intriligator NATO Nuclear Weapons: The International Face ofU.S. Nuclear Policy; M.Martin Ending Nuclear Terrorism: By America and Others; D.Ellsberg Iranian Nuclear Policy; A.Ü.Bâli Nuclear Dangers and the Challenge of a New Nuclear Policy; D.Krieger PART IV: A NEW DIRECTION Roadmaps to Disarmament: A Strategy for the Second Nuclear Era; W.Huntley Strengthening International Security through International Law: The Case of Nuclear, Missile and Space Weapons; J.Scheffran Citizens and Elected Officials Uniting to Create a Nuclear Free World; P.Meidell PART V: STEPPING BACK FROM THE PRECIPICE The Inextricable Link Between Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; K.Annan Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe: Where Do We Go From Here?; M.ElBaradei Nuclear Weapons, War and the Discipline ofInternational Law; R.Falk Turning Away from the Nuclear Precipice; D.Krieger

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