Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy

ISBN-10: 0820332216

ISBN-13: 9780820332215

Edition: 2009

List price: $30.95 Buy it from $12.91
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: The spread of weapons of mass destruction poses one of the greatest threats to international peace and security in modern times-the specter of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons looms over relations among many countries. The September 11 tragedy and other terrorist attacks have been painful warnings about gaps in nonproliferation policies and regimes, specifically with regard to nonstate actors. In this volume, experts in nonproliferation studies examine challenges faced by the international community and propose directions for national and international policy making and lawmaking. The first group of essays outlines the primary threats posed by WMD proliferation and terrorism. Essays in the second section analyze existing treaties and other normative regimes, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Chemical Weapons and Biological Weapons Conventions, and recommend ways to address the challenges to their effectiveness. Essays in part three examine the shift some states have made away from nonproliferation treaties and regimes toward more forceful and proactive policies of counterproliferation, such as the Proliferation Security Initiative, which coordinates efforts to search and seize suspect shipments of WMD-related materials.

New Starting from $30.89
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought


Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction: Nonproliferation at a Crossroads
Framing the Issues
Dealing with Proliferation and Terrorism Involving WMD
WMD Terrorism
Nonproliferation Treaties and Regimes
The Future of the NPT
Chemical and Biological Weapons
WMD Inspection and Verification Regimes: Political and Technical Challenges
Trade Controls and International Security
The Proliferation Security Initiative
Force, Preemption, and WMD Proliferation
International Legal Responses to WMD Proliferation
Regional and Country Issues
The Role of the European Union in WMD Nonproliferation
South Asia and the Nonproliferation Regime
China's Changing Approach to Nonproliferation
North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program to 2015: Three Scenarios
The Iranian Nuclear Program
U.S.-Russia Cooperative Nonproliferation
Russia's Nuclear Security Culture
Contributor Biographies
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.