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Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Missile Defence (Columbia/Hurst) ebook

by Tom Sauer


This two-part book discusses the evolving role of deterrence and its utility against emerging international security threats.

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Missile Defense. He ranks the desirability of three possible configurations of missile defenses for achieving a stable and effective ban on nuclear weapons: Best would be a regime banning all defensive as well as offensive ballistic missiles; second best would be limiting missile defenses to theater systems; and third would be sharing large-scale strategic missile defense systems with all major powers. This two-part book discusses the evolving role of deterrence and its utility against emerging international security threats.

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Eliminating Nuclear Weapons. The Role of Missile Defence. Bibliographic Details

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons. Bibliographic Details. Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Paperback July 2011, £3. 0 9781849041478, 176pp. Professor Sauer is also a member of Pugwash, a lobby group that seeks to reduce armed conflict and to find solutions to global security threats.

His latest book is titled 'Nuclear Terrorism . Countering the Threat (Routledge, 2016)'. Earlier, he published ‘Eliminating nuclear weapons: The role of missile defense’ (Hurst & Co/Columbia University Press, 2011), ‘Nuclear Inertia’ (. Tauris, 2005) and ‘Nuclear Arms Control’ (Macmillan, 1998). Sauer has published articles in International Security, Journal of Strategic Affairs, European Security, Defense and Security Analysis, Third World Quarterly, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and many more. Tom Sauer is member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and International Affairs.

Nuclear weapons and the humanitarian approach Sauer Tom Pretorius Joelien Global change, peace .

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Tom Sauer is Assistant Professor in International . Tom Sauer is author of Nuclear Arms Control.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Tom Sauer is Assistant Professor in International Politics at the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium). He is also a visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, CERIS (Brussels), and ISODARCO. Nuclear Deterrence in the Post-Cold War Period (Macmillan, 1998), Nuclear Inertia. US Nuclear Weapons Policy after the Cold War (. Tauris, 2005), and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons. The Role of Missile Defense (Hurst/Columbia University Press, June 2011, forthcoming), and author of numerous articles.

How do we judge if nuclear weapons were successful in their Cold War role? What might be the new standards .

How do we judge if nuclear weapons were successful in their Cold War role? What might be the new standards in today's world? During the Cold War, the role of nuclear weapons was shaped by the nature of the opponent-the Soviet Union, a fellow nuclear superpower-and reliance on the "balance of terror. This in turn dictated the numbers and types of nuclear weapons required

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons. The Role of Missile Defense. Hurst & Co/Oxford University Press. 2011-07-15 book-chapter. The role of nuclear weapons in strategic thinking and military doctrines in the 1990s: The United StatesNuclear Weapons into the 21st Century; Current trends and future prospects (Peter Lang). 2001-07-15 book-chapter.

At the same time, missile defence seems to have finally made the move from the drawing table to the concrete silo

At the same time, missile defence seems to have finally made the move from the drawing table to the concrete silo. At a certain point in the not too distant future, nuclear elimination and missile defense will either reinforce or weaken each other

Leading powers are again taking seriously the eradication of nuclear weapons, yet with states such as India, Pakistan, and possibly North Korea and Iran going nuclear, it is only a matter of time before additional arsenals are deployed. The ultimate fear is that nuclear terrorism, a forbidding combination of technology and ideology, will destabilize the world. As missile defense systems grow in the United States and Europe, the question becomes whether nuclear elimination and missile defense will reinforce or weaken each other. Is missile defense a precondition for nuclear weapons eradication, or does it make it more difficult for the world to reach "global zero"?

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons is the first book to systematically compare and evaluate these two possible trajectories: either making missile defense a mandatory precondition for arriving at a nuclear weapons--free world or deemphasizing missile defense in favor of other strategies. In this timely and urgent study, Tom Sauer weighs a number of outcomes and recommends steps governments can undertake to mitigate disaster.

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Missile Defence (Columbia/Hurst) ebook
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Tom Sauer
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