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Title: Nuclear weapons. The balance of terror, the quest for peace

Abstract

This book provides a study from first principles of nuclear strategy and the balance of terror. This book addresses the most fundamental issues of our time - what is the balance of terror. How did it come to be. Is it necessary. How has it affected world politics. Will it keep the world at peace. Is it stable in an intrinsic and a dynamic sense. How real a threat is a first strike advantage. What can arms control agreements contribute. What should the objectives of such agreements be. How might a nuclear conflict begin. What would be the chance of containing such a conflict once begun. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the balance of terror. Are there any alternatives to a balance of terror, such as general or nuclear disarmament, which would be both attainable and preferable. If not, what can be done to make a better balance of terror. What are the main threats to stability. What should the West's policies be. What role is there for the independent nuclear deterrents of smaller countries. And how have recent developments such as the American 'star-wars' programme and the 'nuclear winter' hypothesis affected the answers to all these questions.

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OSTI Identifier:
5506048
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; ARMS CONTROL; BALANCE OF POWER; BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DECISION MAKING; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY; NUCLEAR WINTER; PROLIFERATION; STABILITY; TREATIES; WARFARE; AGREEMENTS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NATIONAL DEFENSE; WEAPONS; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy

Citation Formats

Edwards, A J.C. Nuclear weapons. The balance of terror, the quest for peace. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Edwards, A J.C. Nuclear weapons. The balance of terror, the quest for peace. United States.
Edwards, A J.C. Tue . "Nuclear weapons. The balance of terror, the quest for peace". United States.
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