Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions. This volume is a product of the Project on Rethinking Arms Control, sponsored by the Center for International and Security Studies in Maryland.
Nuclear arms control - finishing the Cold war agenda, Ivo H. Daalder, Terry Terriff; the "end" of nuclear arms control, Michael E. Brown; stepping down the thermonuclear ladder - how low-can we go? Ivo H. Daalder; Russian nuclear disarmament - problems and prospects, Alexei G. Arbatov; British and French nuclear forces after the Cold war, Michael Clarke; from nuclear deterrence to reassurance - the role of confidence-building measures and restrictions on military development, Lisbeth Gronlund; rethinking strategic ballistic missile defences, William J. Durch; zero ballistic missiles and the Third World, Lora Lumpe; multilateral management of international security - the non-proliferation model, George H. Quester; comprehensive control over nuclear weapons, Jonathan Dean; nuclear non-proliferation - new energy, new direction, John Hawes.