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Arms control after Iraq [electronic resource] : normative and operational challenges / edited by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu and Ramesh Thakur.

Publication:
Tokyo : United Nations University, 2006.
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1 online resource (463 p.)
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Subjects:
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Arms control.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The stated reason for invading Iraq was its alleged clandestine pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of UN resolutions. Even though the allegation was proven false, the international community remains preoccupied with the threat of the proliferation and use of such terrible weapons. This has three interlinked components: non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. Some countries, from within the shelter of the NPT, could either develop a fully-fledged weapons capability, covertly and illegally, or else acquire all the materials and expertise needed for a weapons programme an
Contents:
Arms control after Iraq; Contents; Figures and tables; Contributors; 1 Managing the nuclear threat after Iraq: Is it time to replace the NPT paradigm?; The NPT regime; The nuclear landscape in 2005; A paradigm shift?; Outline of the book; The three pillars of arms control; Notes; Part I: Strategic doctrine, norms of non-proliferation and disarmament, and world order; 2 The use of force in international politics: Four revolutions; 3 From deterrence to compellence: Doctrinal implications of the Iraq crisis; 4 ''Do as I say, not as I do'': From nuclear non-proliferation to counter-proliferation
Part II: The centrality of the United Nations in non-proliferation and disarmament?5 The Security Council's role in addressing WMD issues: Assessment and outlook; 6 Dealing with WMD crises: The role of the United Nations in compliance politics; 7 Lessons of UNSCOM and UNMOVIC for WMD non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament; 8 Why we got it wrong: Attempting to unravel the truth of bioweapons in Iraq; Part III: Proliferation challenges and international responses in North-east Asia; 9 Nuclear threat reliance in East Asia
10 Non-proliferation after 9/11 and beyond: A Japanese perspectivePart IV: Proliferation challenges and international responses in the Middle East; 11 From bomb to fuel! Iran and the question of weapons of mass destruction; 12 Arab perspectives on the question of WMD proliferation in the Middle East; 13 An Egyptian perspective; Part V: The permanent five: Part of the problem or devising new solutions?; 14 An American perspective: The US response to proliferation in weapons of mass destruction; 15 UK perspectives on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and WMD use by non-state actors
16 Nuclear non-proliferation after Iraq: A French perspective17 Russia's perspectives on the world order and WMD proliferation; 18 China's perspectives on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and related threats from non-state actors; Part VI: The other nuclear powers and the non-proliferation regime; 19 Nuclear disarmament, nuclear proliferation and WMD proliferation: An Indian perspective; 20 Israel's updated perspective on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and related threats from non-state actors; Part VII: Broadening the scope of the non-proliferation regime
21 Nuclear threats from non-state actors22 Managing missiles after Iraq: Going off course; 23 Conclusion: Managing nuclear threats after Iraq; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sidhu, Waheguru Pal Singh.
Thakur, Ramesh Chandra, 1948-
ISBN:
1-4294-4169-0
92-808-7082-3
OCLC:
191039658