A New Nuclear Century: Strategic Stability and Arms Control by Stephen J. Cimbala,James Scouras

By Stephen J. Cimbala,James Scouras

Cimbala and Scouras learn the problems regarding the regulate of nuclear guns within the early twenty first century. those matters are either technical and coverage orientated; technology and values are commingled. which means arguments approximately nuclear process, fingers keep watch over, and proliferation are apt to be contentious and complicated. The authors search to supply readers with a fuller, extra exact realizing of the problems involved.

They start by way of interpreting the loopy arithmetic of nuclear palms races and palms regulate that preoccupied analysts and policymakers through the chilly struggle. After reading balance modeling, they argue for a extra complete definition of strategic balance and so they relate this extra inclusive suggestion to the present courting among the USA and Russia—one characterised by means of cooperation in addition to festival. They then use the idea that of friction to research how the space among thought and perform may well effect nuclear strength operations and palms keep an eye on. the matter of nuclear guns unfold or proliferation is then thought of from the vantage aspect of either thought and coverage. They finish with an research of no matter if the USA may possibly get by way of within the twenty first century with fewer legs of its strategic nuclear triplet than guns in keeping with land, at sea, and airborne. A provocative research for hands regulate policymakers, strategists, and scholars, students, and different researchers concerned with nuclear guns issues.

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