While the Cold War ended more than two decades ago and global nuclear stockpiles have shrunk dramatically, there are still around 18,000 nuclear warheads distributed among nine nuclear armed states. Against the backdrop of continual political tensions and conflict, the nuclear issue will continue to dominate headlines for several decades into the future.
This new four-volume Major Work explores this important issue and aims to introduce readers to the key arguments and authors in the field. With such a wide variety of theoretical approaches and substantive topics under the umbrella of nuclear politics, this collection will not only allow the reader to peruse the diverse explanations for the regime, proliferation, nonproliferation and disarmament, it will also guide them through the intellectual history of the field.
Volume One: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
Volume Two: Nuclear Proliferation
Volume Three: Nuclear Nonproliferation
Volume Four: Nuclear Disarmament and Alternative Voices on Nuclear Issues
VOLUME ONE: THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION REGIME Nuclear Learning and U.S.-Soviet Security Regimes - Joseph Nye The Realist Nuclear Regime - Zachary Davis The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: History and Current Problems - George Bunn Taking Stock of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Using Social Psychology to Understand Regime Effectiveness - Maria Rost Rublee The Puzzle of Trusting Relationships in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - Jan Ruzicka and Nicholas Wheeler Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Can the Power of Ideas Tame the Power of the State? - Ramesh Thakur The Ambivalence of Nuclear Histories - Itty Abraham Nuclear Weapons, International Law and the World Court: A Historic Encounter - Richard Falk The Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty's Relevance to Global Security - Nancy Gallagher Stepping Stones to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World - Ramesh Thakur Peeling the Orange: Regional Paths to a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World - Michael Hamel-Green International Humanitarian Law and Nuclear Weapons: Irreconcilable Differences - Dean Granoff and Jonathan Granoff Spreading Temptation: Proliferation and Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreements - Matthew Fuhrmann Importing the Bomb: Sensitive Nuclear Assistance and Nuclear Proliferation - Matthew Kroenig Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation? - Steven Miller and Scott Sagan Proliferation Rings: New Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime - Chaim Braun and Christopher Chyba Multilateral Cooperation and the Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism: Pragmatism Over Idealism - Wyn Bowen, Matthew Cottee and Christopher Hobbs A Security System Commensurate with the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism - Kenneth Brill and Kenneth Luongo Engaging India, Israel and Pakistan in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - Jenny Nielsen Can the NPT Regime Be Fixed or Should It Be Abandoned? - Ramesh Thakur, Jane Boulden, and Thomas Weiss VOLUME TWO: NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION The Brooding Shadow: Systemic Incentives and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation - Benjamin Frankel Why Nuclear Superiority Doesn't Matter - Robert Jervis Exploding the Black Box: The Historical Sociology of Nuclear Proliferation - Steven Flank Why Do States Build Nuclear Weapons? - Scott Sagan Is There A Theory of Nuclear Proliferation? An Analysis of the Contemporary Debate - Tanya Ogilvie-White The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Normative Basis of Nuclear Non-Use - Nina Tannenwald Taboo or Tradition: The Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons in World Politics - T.V. Paul Nuclear Myths and Political Realities - Kenneth Waltz The Perils of Proliferation: Organization Theory, Deterrence Theory, and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons - Scott Sagan The Myth of Nuclear Deterrence - Ward Wilson Bringing Israel's Bomb Out of the Basement: Has Nuclear Ambiguity Outlived Its Shelf Life - Avner Cohen and Marvin Miller The South Asian Nuclear Challenge - Ramesh Thakur India's Pathway to Pokhran II: The Prospects and Sources of New Delhi's Nuclear Weapons Program - Sumit Ganguly Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Program: Turning Points and Nuclear Choices - Samina Ahmed North Korea's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Badges, Shields, or Swords? - Victor Cha Nuclear Proliferation and Regional Security Orders: Comparing North Korea and Iran - Amitav Acharya The Correlates of Nuclear Proliferation: A Quantitative Test - Sonali Singh and Christopher Way The Perils of Predicting Proliferation - Alexander Montgomery and Scott Sagan VOLUME THREE: NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION The Political Psychology of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime - Glenn Chafetz Constructivism and Social Psychology in Peace Studies: Understanding Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament in East Asia - Maria Rost Rublee Domestic Sources of Preferences for Arms Cooperation: The Impact of Protest - Jeffrey Knopf The Political Economy of Nuclear Restraint - Etel Solingen Never Say Never Again: Nuclear Reversal Revisited - Ariel Levite Botching the Bomb: Why Nuclear Weapons Programs Often Fail on Their Own - and Why Iran's Might, Too - Jacques Hymans Of Gauchos and Gringos: Why Argentina Never Wanted the Bomb, and Why the United States Thought It Did - Jacques Hymans Civil-Military Affairs and Security Institutions in the Southern Cone: The Sources of Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Cooperation - Arturo Velazquez Egypt's Nuclear Weapons Program: Lessons Learned - Maria Rost Rublee German National Identity and WMD Proliferation - Harald Muller Lessons of UNSCOM and UNMOVIC for WMD Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament - Trevor Findlay The Soviet Union and Nuclear Proliferation - William Potter Nuclear U-Turns: Learning from South Korean and Taiwanese Rollback - Rebecca Hersman and Robert Peters Non-Proliferation and Counter-Terrorism Cooperation in Southeast Asia: Meeting Global Obligations Through Regional Security Architectures? - Tanya Ogilvie-White Libya's Nuclear Turnaround: Perspectives from Tripoli - Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer Tito's Nuclear Legacy - William Potter, Djuro Miljanic and Ivo Slaus Discursive Foundations of Iran's Nuclear Policy - Homeira Moshirzadeh VOLUME FOUR: NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT AND ALTERNATIVE VOICES ON NUCLEAR ISSUES Is Nuclear Zero the Best Option? - Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz What's Next? - George Perkovich and James Acton Abolishing Nuclear Armouries: Policy or Pipedream? - Michael Quinlan Verification and Security in a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Elements and Framework of a Nuclear Weapons Convention - Jurgen Scheffran North Korea Test as Spur to Nuclear Disarmament - Ramesh Thakur If You Want Nonproliferation, Prepare for Disarmament - Ramesh Thakur Ideas, Beliefs, and Nuclear Policies: The Cases of South Africa and Ukraine - William Long and Suzette Grillot The Nuclear Threshold States: Nuclear Disarmament and the Challenges and Opportunities Posed by Brazil and Japan - Maria Rost Rublee Regulating the Possession and Use of Nuclear Weapons: Ideas, Commissions and Agency in International Security Politics - Marianne Hanson Tacit Knowledge, Weapons Design, and the Uninvention of Nuclear Weapons - Donald MacKenzie and Graham Spinardi Putting Disarmament Back in the Frame - Neil Cooper Nuclearism, Human Rights and Constructions of Security (Part 1) - Ken Booth Nuclear Reason: At the Limits of Strategy - Anthony Burke Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals - Carol Cohn Gender and the Nuclear Weapons State: A Feminist Critique of the UK Government's White Paper on Trident - Claire Duncanson and Catherine Eschle Reconstituting Security? : The Practices of Proliferation Control - David Mutimer Relinquishing Nuclear Weapons: Identities, Networks and the British Bomb - Nick Ritchie Reviving Nuclear Ethics: A Renewed Research Agenda for the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Doyle