By David A. Cooper
Preventing the unfold of guns of mass destruction (WMD) is an pressing nationwide and overseas defense target. the right way to observe this objective is a debatable subject, notwithstanding. Chemical and organic guns and missile know-how are threats to peace equaled simply by way of nuclear guns. but for the grave risks they pose, and regardless of the serious alarm expressed over the proliferation of non-nuclear WMD over the last decade, scholarly reviews of nationwide endeavors to forestall the unfold of those guns is scant. Cooper treatments this by means of constructing conceptual and normative frameworks to higher comprehend nationwide non-proliferation efforts, then examines competing U.S. and Australian techniques, respectively, of strength denial, non-possession norm development and final result administration. whereas no longer thoroughly incompatible, those competing recommendations frequently bog down one another's growth and remove darkness from better fissures in Western non-proliferation rules; fissures that eventually may perhaps splinter overseas coordination and enervate destiny makes an attempt to avoid the pernicious multiplication of WMDs.
Based on huge fundamental learn, together with hundreds and hundreds of formerly categorized files, and interviews with dozens of current and earlier officers starting from table officials to cupboard ministers, Cooper's ebook will attract anyone drawn to the problems of enforcing powerful non-proliferation guidelines. coverage analysts and students alike will enjoy the scholarly account written by means of a U.S. hands regulate expert.
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