Book Details

  Special Offer

AN ELUSIVE CONSENSUS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND AMERICAN SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR


By NOLAN, JANNE (Author)
mediamatics

Price : £11.75    Special Price : £7.05
ISBN : 9780815761013  
Dimension : 9 x 0.4 x 9.1 inch    Page : 100
Year of Publication : 1999    Edition : 1
Publisher : BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Subject : SECURITY



mediamatics

mediamatics

Description :

The United States continues to maintain a large nuclear arsenal guided by a deterrence strategy little changed since the collapse of the Warsaw Pact. Notwithstanding changes in the size and composition of nuclear forces since 1991, the fundamental rationales and planning principles which informed US nuclear policy for decades remain in place - despite the disappearance of a superpower nuclear enemy. In this work, Janne E. Nolan traces the effort to articulate a post-Cold War nuclear doctrine through decisions taken in the Bush and Clinton administrations, focusing on the leadership styles of presidents, bureaucratic politics, and broader foreign policy objectives. Based on in-depth interviews with policy participants, this study seeks to illuminate the dynamics by which the US government has tried to reflect the dramatically altered international arena in its nuclear policies. In two major policy developments - the 1994 Nuclear Posture Review and the decision to sign the African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty - US policy makers sought to define the utility of nuclear weapons after the Cold War and to gain broad-based consensus. For many reasons, these efforts were largely unsuccessful in developing coherent policies, with the absence of sustained presidential leadership proving most decisive.



Janne Nolan is director of the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C.. She has published several works on American security, including Global Engagement: Cooperation and Security in the 21st Century (Brookings, 1994).



Content :

  • Introduction
  • The Role of Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War
  • The 1993-94 Nuclear Posture Review
  • Nuclear Deterrence in Third World and the Africa Nuclear Weapons
  • Conclusions and Recommnedations
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Copyright
Related Books :
INDIA, PAKISTAN AND THE BOMB: DEBATING NUCLEAR STABILITY IN SOUTH ASIA (CONTEMPORARY ASIA IN THE WORLD)
By GANGULY, SUMIT
mediamatics  Price:$ 21.50
 
THE FUTURE OF ARMS CONTROL
By LEVI, MICHAEL A.
mediamatics  Price:£ 14.99
 
mediamatic
FUTURE OF EUROPEAN SECURITY : AN INTERIM ASSESSMENT (Brookings Occasional Papers)
By KELLEHER, CATHERINE McARDLE
mediamatics  Price:£ 11.75
 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND NONPROLIFERATION
By DIEHL
mediamatics  Price:$ 45.00
 
mediamatic
A CASE FOR NUCLEAR-GENERATED ELECTRICITY
By HEABERLIN, SCOTT W.
mediamatics  Price:$ 29.95
 
ELUSIVE PEACE: NEGOTIATING AN END TO CIVIL WARS
By ZARTMAN, I. WILLIAM
mediamatics  Price:£ 15.50
 
mediamatic
OUTER SPACE WEAPONS, DIPLOMACY AND SECURITY
By ARBATOV
mediamatics  Price:£ 13.99
 
ULTIMATE SECURITY : COMBATING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
By NOLAN, JANNE
mediamatics  Price:£ 12.00
 
mediamatic
STATE OF THE STRUGGLE: Report on the Battle against Global Terrorism
By HAMILTON, LEE
mediamatics  Price:£ 9.99
 
CONSENSUS AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVER
By 
mediamatics  Price:$ 25.00
 
mediamatic
No other Books by the same author

Popular Picks on the Month


REPORTING THE UNIVERSE
By DOCTOROW
 
Price : $22.95
ISBN : 9780674004610
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  CULTURE STUDIES

DNA: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE MOLECULE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By ROSENFIELD, ISRAEL, ZIFF, EDWARD, LOON, BORIN VAN VAN
 
Price : $19.95
ISBN : 9780231142717
Publisher : COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  BIOLOGY

EMBEDDED LIBRARIANSHIP: What Every Academic Librarian Should Know
By DAUGHERTY, ALICE L., RUSSO, MICHAEL F.
 
Price : $65.00
ISBN : 9781610694131
Publisher : ABC-CLIO INC.
Subject :  MANAGEMENT

DARWIN AND DESIGN: DOES EVOLUTION HAVE A PURPOSE? (HB)
By RUSE, MICHAEL
 
Price : $29.95
ISBN : 9780674010239
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  BIOLOGY

BALANCING ON A PLANET : THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
By CLEVELAND, DAVID A.
 
Price : $34.95
ISBN : 9780520277427
Publisher : UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Subject :  AGRICULTURE

BUDDHISM IN WORLD CULTURES:COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
By BERKWITZ
 
Price : $85.00
ISBN : 9781851097821
Publisher : ABC-CLIO INC.
Subject :  RELIGION