The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

With those tests they emerged as de facto nuclear weapons states2 and opened
a new chapter in the nuclear politics of the region. The Indo—Pakistani nuclear
tests also left huge implications for the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and global
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Author: Dr Bhumitra Chakma

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409476412

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how India and Pakistan utilise them for politico-strategic purposes in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic landscape. Written by a group of perceptive observers of South Asia, this volume evaluates the current state of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrents, the challenges that the two countries confront in building their nuclear forces, the post-test nuclear doctrines of the two strategic rivals, the implications of Indo-Pakistani politics for regional cooperation, the role of two systemic actors (USA and China) in the region's nuclear politics and the critical issues of confidence-building and nuclear arms control.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry.

Author: Andrew Futter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473917149

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 990

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future. It includes: Coverage of nuclear testing, proliferation, strategy, global actors and disarmament. Analysis of contemporary topics such as nuclear terrorism. A timeline of key nuclear events. Annotated further reading lists helping you to locate sources for essays and assignments. Summaries, study questions and a glossary of key terms Free SAGE journal articles available on the Resources tab The author will be providing regular updates to his suggested web resources, so be sure to check the Resources tab for the most up-to-date. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Nuclear Politics.
Categories: Political Science

Search for Sanity

Search for Sanity

Essays look at the arms race, nuclear strategy, treaty verification, military spending, Soviet-American relations, and disarmament

Author: Paul Joseph

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896082040

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 833

Essays look at the arms race, nuclear strategy, treaty verification, military spending, Soviet-American relations, and disarmament
Categories: Political Science

Beyond Deterrence

Beyond Deterrence

This book is designed for people who wish to increase their understanding of the political economy of nuclear weapon production and proliferation.

Author: Frank L. Gertcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429718250

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 497

This book is designed for people who wish to increase their understanding of the political economy of nuclear weapon production and proliferation. It explains the role of military, political, and economic incentives in perpetuating the continued growth of worldwide nuclear arsenals.
Categories: Political Science

The Roots of Rhetoric

The Roots of Rhetoric

Additionally, Nizamani provides an overview of anti-nuclear dissent in South Asia.

Author: Haider K. Nizamani

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275968774

Category: History

Page: 167

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In an unanticipated flurry of atomic weapons testing--a total of 10 tests over 20 days in 1998--India and Pakistan announced to the world their emergence as full-fledged nuclear powers. How, Nizamani asks, did nuclear escalation come to dominate the agendas of both nations? In a comparative analysis, Nizamani reveals the political underpinnings of nuclear weapons development, arguing that Indian and Pakistani nuclearization is linked to processes of national formation. Working within the Critical Security Studies framework, Nizamani traces the development of nuclear discourses in India and Pakistan from early nationhood to the present. Nizamani defers conclusive identification of real or objective national threats, and instead examines the historical specificities and internal tensions of the dominant Indian and Pakistani security discourses. Additionally, Nizamani provides an overview of anti-nuclear dissent in South Asia.
Categories: History

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Weapons

In this new edition, Joseph M. Siracusa includes a new concluding chapter, highlighting the significant lessons to be learnt from the history of the nuclear weapons era.

Author: Joseph M. Siracusa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198727231

Category: Law

Page: 127

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Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the atomic bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defense, Les Aspin, aptly put it, "The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is decidedly not post-nuclear." For all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero, it seems that the bomb is here to stay. This Very Short Introduction reveals why. The history and politics of the bomb are explained: from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the H-bomb, and the politics of nuclear deterrence. The issues are set against a backdrop of the changing international landscape, from the early days of development through the Cold War. In this new edition, Joseph M. Siracusa includes a new concluding chapter, moving away from the emphasis of nuclear weapons in the "age of terrorism," to the significant lessons to be learnt from the history of the nuclear weapons era. Siracusa shows that because 21st century nuclear proliferation has deep roots in the past, an understanding of the lessons of this nuclear history is paramount for future global policies to be successful. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Law

Nuclear Politics

Nuclear Politics

This examination of how international policies on nuclear weapons proliferation have affected world citizens introduces the political and diplomatic dimensions of nuclear armament and offers insight into how nuclear weapons can be abolished ...

Author: Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 1932705023

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

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This examination of how international policies on nuclear weapons proliferation have affected world citizens introduces the political and diplomatic dimensions of nuclear armament and offers insight into how nuclear weapons can be abolished. Offered are tools of analysis that can be used to examine current nuclear situations and interpret the risk factors of the use of weapons of mass destruction. The political history and diplomatic complexities of nuclear weapon use are explored, highlighting the commitments nations must make to progress toward a more humane and peaceful world without nuclear weapons.
Categories: Political Science

The National Politics of Nuclear Power

The National Politics of Nuclear Power

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the dynamics driving, and constraining, nuclear power development in Asia, Europe, and North America, providing detailed comparative analysis.

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415688703

Category: History

Page: 292

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This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the dynamics driving, and constraining, nuclear power development in Asia, Europe, and North America, providing detailed comparative analysis. Starting with a close examination of the evolution of nuclear energy in the United States, this work formulates a socio-political economy theory which highlights the six factors necessary for embarking on nuclear power programs: (1) strong state involvement in guiding economic growth, (2) centralization of national energy planning, (3) campaigns to link technological progress to a national revitalization, (4) influence of technocratic ideology on policy decisions, (5) subordination of opposition to political authority, and (6) low levels of civic activism. The authors verify the causal properties of these six catalysts for nuclear power expansion in France as well as the four Asian countries attempting to embrace it—China, India, Japan, and South Korea -- and contrast these examples with three comparatively democratic countries where nuclear power development has staggered: Canada, the former Soviet Union, and the USA. They conclude by discussing what this theory of nuclear socio-political economy means for developed and developing countries (such as Australia, Indonesia or Vietnam) which exhibit the potential for nuclear development on a major scale. This book will be of interest to students of energy policy and security, nuclear proliferation, international security, global governance and IR in general.
Categories: History

The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Author: George H. Quester

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015054104693

Category: Nuclear disarmament

Page: 249

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Categories: Nuclear disarmament

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable.

Author: Robert F. Mozley

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802537

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 667

Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive overview provides information about both the basic technologies and the political realities. Methods of producing weapon materials�plutonium and highly enriched uranium�as well as their use in bombs are described in detail, as is the generally successful international effort to prevent the spread of the ability to make nuclear weapons. In explaining the problems the world will face if nuclear weapons become generally available, Mozley summarizes and reviews the methods used to prevent proliferation and describes the status of those nations involved in trade in nuclear materials. He places emphasis on the danger of attack by renegade nations or terrorist groups, particularly the possibility that weapon material might be stolen from the presently impoverished and unstable former Soviet Union.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in the European Union

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in the European Union

For the foreseeable future the overall use of nuclear electricity in the European Union is unlikely to change significantly despite the controversies surrounding its use amongst the EU’s nation states.

Author: Pamela M. Barnes

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847406877

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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For the foreseeable future, the overall use of nuclear electricity in the European Union is unlikely to change significantly despite the controversies surrounding its use among the EU's nation states. Pamela M. Barnes questions the role that nuclear electricity plays in meeting the challenges of providing secure, competitive, and sustainable energy to support the development of the low carbon economy in the EU. Analysis presented focuses on the evolution of the discourse on nuclear energy among policy makers at European and national levels as well as the public.
Categories: Political Science

Security Order and the Bomb

Security  Order and the Bomb

SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection.

Author: Johan Jørgen Holst

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000590706

Category: Military policy

Page: 207

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SCOTT (copy 1): from the John Holmes Library collection.
Categories: Military policy

A Convenient Spy

A Convenient Spy

Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.

Author: Dan Stober

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743223782

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.
Categories: Political Science

Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Fischer, who helped draft the original charter of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides a detailed historical account of current non-proliferation treaties and controls.

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415004810

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Fischer, who helped draft the original charter of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides a detailed historical account of current non-proliferation treaties and controls. He notes that originally the proliferation problem was how to permit the development of nuclear power (for cheap energy) without permitting countries to develop bombs; now the problem is how to prevent countries determined to build atomic bombs from acquiring the requisite technology. Many technologies (explosives, computers, nuclear energy) that are key to the development of nuclear weapons also have other legitimate applications. Fischer recommends reorienting the current non-proliferation regime, which is largely a Soviet-American invention, into one also supported by economic powers (the European Community and Japan); and that potential new nuclear states and "closet" nuclear powers be brought under broader IAEA controls. ISBN 0-415-00481-0: $66.95.
Categories: Political Science

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation

Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual China watchers and military experts alike.

Author: Susan Turner Haynes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612348445

Category: History

Page: 208

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While the world's attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it "the forgotten nuclear power," as described in Foreign Affairs. Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China's buildup and its diversification of increasingly mobile, precise, and sophisticated nuclear weapons. Haynes provides context and clarity on this complex global issue through an analysis of extensive primary source research and lends insight into questions about why China is the only nuclear weapon state recognized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that continues to pursue qualitative and quantitative advancements to its nuclear force. As the gap between China's nuclear force and the forces of the nuclear superpowers narrows against the expressed interest of many nuclear and nonnuclear states, Chinese Nuclear Proliferation offers policy prescriptions to curtail China's nuclear growth and to assuage fears that the "American world order" presents a direct threat to China's national security. Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual China watchers and military experts alike.
Categories: History

Delaying Doomsday

Delaying Doomsday

"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit.

Author: Rupal N. Mehta

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190077976

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit. Existing theories focus either on carrots or sticks. I explore how using both positive and negative inducements, in the shadow of military force, can persuade both friends and foes not to continue their nuclear weapons pursuit. I draw on worldwide cross-national data on nuclear reversal, case studies of Iran and North Korea among others, and interviews with diplomats, policy-makers, and analysts. I show that the majority of states have been persuaded to reverse their nuclear weapons programs when offered incentives from the United States. Moreover, I demonstrate that these tools are especially effective during periods of leadership transition and can work on both allies and adversaries. My theory and evidence also suggest a broader conception of counterproliferation than currently exists, identifying how carrots and sticks used together can accomplish one of the international community's most important policy objectives"--
Categories: Political Science

Atomic Assurance

Atomic Assurance

Through intensive case studies of West Germany, Japan, and South Korea, as well as a series of smaller cases on Great Britain, France, Norway, Australia, and Taiwan, Atomic Assurance shows that it is easier to prevent an ally from ...

Author: Alexander Lanoszka

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501729201

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear proliferation; and whether security guarantors like the United States can use alliance ties to end the nuclear efforts of their allies. Alexander Lanoszka finds that military alliances are less useful in preventing allies from acquiring nuclear weapons than conventional wisdom suggests. Through intensive case studies of West Germany, Japan, and South Korea, as well as a series of smaller cases on Great Britain, France, Norway, Australia, and Taiwan, Atomic Assurance shows that it is easier to prevent an ally from initiating a nuclear program than to stop an ally that has already started one; in-theater conventional forces are crucial in making American nuclear guarantees credible; the American coercion of allies who started, or were tempted to start, a nuclear weapons program has played less of a role in forestalling nuclear proliferation than analysts have assumed; and the economic or technological reliance of a security-dependent ally on the United States works better to reverse or to halt that ally's nuclear bid than anything else. Crossing diplomatic history, international relations, foreign policy, grand strategy, and nuclear strategy, Lanoszka's book reworks our understanding of the power and importance of alliances in stopping nuclear proliferation.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Nuclear Consultation in NATO 1965 1980

The Politics of Nuclear Consultation in NATO 1965 1980

THE IMPACT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON NATO : THE PROBLEM OF
NUCLEAR SHARING The NATO Council ... can be taken as marking the point at
which nuclear sharing emerged as a central military and political issue for the
alliance .

Author: Paul Buteux

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521154820

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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This important study contributes to the understanding of the issues and polices of the nuclear arms control questions.
Categories: Political Science

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation

Provides an overview of the world's nuclear weapons, including histories of countries that have nuclear programs and biographies of individuals who have played a key role in nuclear weapon history.

Author: Sarah J. Diehl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598840711

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 204

Provides an overview of the world's nuclear weapons, including histories of countries that have nuclear programs and biographies of individuals who have played a key role in nuclear weapon history.
Categories: History