The Arms Race and Nuclear Proliferation

The Arms Race and Nuclear Proliferation

by Martin Gitlin


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Viewpoints on Modern World History offers a fresh, look from multiple perspectives at momentous historical periods and events. Each volume begins with background information, including primary source material, covering the periods leading up to, during, and after the central historical event. Then, each volume offers numerous multinational perspectives on the controversies surrounding the historical event and the current implications or lasting effects. Essays are compiled from a variety of international sources and are edited and introduced to provide context for readers unfamiliar with the history under examination. Viewpoints on Modern World History promotes critical thinking skills, supports debate assignments, increases global awareness, and enhances the understanding of international perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534501379
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Viewpoints on Modern World History
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 A Blast from the Past and Later Threats

Chapter Preface 17

1 Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Was a Mistake Naji Dahi 19

2 Nuclear Nonproliferation: A No-Nonsense International Need George Bunn 27

3 Thirteen Days When the World Cringed Office of the Historian, US Department of State 44

4 We've Been on the Brink of Nuclear War Before Nick Blackbourn 50

5 We Don't Need Nuclear Weapons Marianne Hanson 54

Chapter 2 The Major Players in a Deadly Game

Chapter Preface 60

1 Preventing Nuclear War Without Disarming? Good Luck! United Nations 62

2 Rogue Nations and Nuclear Peril John R. Bolton 79

3 A View from the White House The White House 90

4 Trumps Nuclear Policy: Too Uninformed or Too Early to Tell? Zack Beauchamp 97

5 President Trump Versus North Korea-a Nuclear Catastrophe James Johnson 105

Chapter 3 Planning a Peaceful Future

Chapter Preface 110

1 Getting MAD to Go Away The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training 112

2 Shooting Down the Star Wars Myth Pavel Podvig 129

3 To Dream What Is Not an Impossible Dream? Gareth Evans 133

4 The Invisible Black Swan Seth Baum 148

5 Can World Government Lead to World Disarmament? Edmund A. Opitz 153

Chronology 164

Bibliography 166

Index 169

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