AUTHORSolingen, Etel
TITLENuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East
PUBLISHERPrinceton University Press
CITYPrinceton, NJ

Using international relations theory, this book seeks to understand why some countries attempt to acquire nuclear weapons while others attempt to denuclearize. The author argues that international relations theory can provide a unique perspective on the question, bringing students, scholars, and practitioners alike to a better understanding of the different logics behind the nuclear choices that countries make. Divided into four parts, the book first introduces important ideas to provide the conceptual framework for the rest of the discussion. In part two, the author examines East Asia, where denuclearization is the norm, and part three focuses on the Middle East, where nuclearization is the norm. Several countries warrant entire chapters: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (Republic of China), North Korea (DPRK), Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Egypt. The final section considers how the author's conclusions might influence political policy. References, detailed notes, and a highly specific index are included.

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