Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation (Routledge International by Harsh V Pant

By Harsh V Pant

The chapters of this proposed quantity are meant to make clear the varied issues surrounding this vitally important factor region in foreign defense. all the six significant sections addresses a facet of nuclear proliferation that may be serious in choosing the longer term trajectory of world politics within the future years.

The first part examines the most important thematic concerns underlying the modern discourse on nuclear proliferation. How will we comprehend this era in proliferation? What debts for a taboo at the use of nuclear guns thus far and may it live to tell the tale? what's the current nation of nuclear deterrence versions outfitted through the chilly battle? what's the courting among the pursuit of civilian nuclear power and the dangers of proliferation? Why are we witnessing a flow clear of non-proliferation to counter-proliferation?

The moment part offers an summary of the evolving nuclear rules of the 5 proven nuclear powers: the united states, Russia, the uk, France and the People's Republic of China.

Section 3 appears at the 3 de facto nuclear states: India, Pakistan and Israel.

The fourth part examines the 3 areas of difficulty within the proliferation matrix this day – Iran, North Korea and the effective mixture of non-state actors and nuclear guns.

The 5th part sheds gentle on a massive factor usually missed in the course of discussions of nuclear proliferation – situations the place states have made a planned coverage collection of both renouncing their nuclear guns programme, or have determined to stay a threshold nation. The situations of South Africa, Egypt and Japan often is the concentration of this section.

The ultimate part will study the current kingdom of the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation regime, which such a lot observers agree is presently dealing with a drawback of credibility. the 3 pillars of this regime – the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the excellent try out Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Fissile fabric Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) – might be tested. this can be by means of an research of the current tendencies and customers for US-Russia nuclear palms keep an eye on. The effect of missile defenses and the US-India civilian nuclear strength co-operation pact may be tested with a view to verify whether or not they have weakened or reinforced the worldwide non-proliferation regime.

The chapters during this quantity target to document the expanding complexity of the worldwide nuclear proliferation dynamic and the shortcoming of the overseas neighborhood to return to phrases with a speedily altering strategic milieu. the long run, most likely, should be very diversified from the earlier, and the chapters during this quantity will try and advance a framework that can aid achieve a greater realizing of the forces that might form the nuclear proliferation debate within the years to come.

Proposed Contents

Introduction – Overview

Part 1: Thematic concerns

The moment Nuclear Age

The Nuclear Taboo

Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear strength and Non-Proliferation

Non-Proliferation and Counter Proliferation

Non-State Actors and Nuclear Weapons

Part 2: The 5 Nuclear Powers



United Kingdom


People's Republic of China

Part three: De Facto Nuclear States




Part four: The ‘Problem’ States


North Korea

Part five: The ‘Threshold’ States

South Africa



Part 6: the worldwide Non-Proliferation Regime




US-Russia Nuclear palms Control

The effect of Missile Defenses

The US-India Nuclear Deal

The destiny: What it could carry In Store


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