AUTHORPant, Harsh V., Ed.
TITLEHandbook of Nuclear Proliferation
CITYNew York, NY

This collection of papers by leading scholars provides information on the current (2012) state of global nuclear proliferation. Contributions in the first section address thematic issues including deterrence, energy, terrorism and why nuclear weapons have not been employed since their initial use on Japan. The next sections concern the five nuclear powers (the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China), the de facto nuclear states (India, Pakistan, and Israel), the problem states (Iran and North Korea), and the “threshold states” (South Africa, Japan, and Egypt). A final section contains chapters on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), missile defense, and space security.

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