The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider their Nuclear Choices
Campbell, Kurt M.; Einhorn, Robert J. & Reiss, Mitchell B. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 26817
ISBN-10 : 81-7049-227-0 / 8170492270
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Language : English
With a foreword by Vartan Gregorian; xii, 367p., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreword; Acknowledgments; Part One: Nuclear Past and Present; 1. The Nuclear Tipping Point: Prospects for a World of Many Nuclear Weapons States; 2. Reconsidering a Nuclear Future: Why Countries Might Cross over to the other side; 3. Will the Abstainers Reconsider: Focusing on Individual Cases; Part Two: Case Studies; 4. Egypt: Frustrated but still on a Non-Nuclear Course; 5. Syria: Can the Myth Be Maintained without Nukes?; 6. Saudi Arabia: The Calculations of Uncertainty; 7. Turkey: Nuclear Choices amongst Dangerous Neighbors; 8. Germany: The Model Case, A Historical operative; 9. Japan: Thinking the Unthinkable; 10. South Korea: The Tyranny of Geography and the Vexations of History; 11. Taiwan's Hsin Chu Program: Deterrence, Abandonment, and Honor; Part Three: Prospects for a Nuclear Future; 12. Avoiding the Tipping Point: Concluding Observations; About the authors; Index.
The Nuclear Tipping Point provides a framework for understanding the myriad factors that shape nuclear policy. Case studies of eight long-term stalwarts of the nonproliferation regime-Egypt, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, and Turkey-Flesh out this framework and show how even these countries might be pushed over the edge of a nuclear tipping point.