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The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons

 

 

The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons


T. V. Paul 

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Rs.536 | $29.5 | HB | 329 Pages
ISBN: 9788175967724

Publisher: Foundation Books

Available for: SAARC Countries only

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Since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks, no state has unleashed nuclear weapons. What explains this? According to the author, the answer lies in a prohibition inherent in the tradition of non-use , a time-honored obligation that has been adhered to by all nuclear states thanks to a consensus view that use would have a catastrophic impact on humankind, the environment, and the reputation of the user. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the nuclear policies of the U.S. , Russia , China , the UK , France , India , Israel , and Pakistan and assesses the contributions of these states to the rise and persistence of the tradition of nuclear non-use. It examines the influence of the tradition on the behavior of nuclear and non-nuclear states in crises and wars, and explores the tradition's implications for nuclear non-proliferation regimes, deterrence theory, and policy. And it concludes by discussing the future of the tradition in the current global security environment.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Bases of the Tradition of Non-Use
The United States and the Tradition I: The Truman and Eisenhower Years (19451961)
The United States and the Tradition II: Kennedy to Clinton (19612001)
Russia, Britain, France, China, and the Tradition
The Second-Generation Nuclear States: Israel, India, Pakistan, and the Tradition
Nonnuclear States, the Tradition, and Limited Wars
The Tradition and the Nonproliferation Regime
Changing U.S. Policies and the Tradition
Conclusions
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

Author/Editor Details
T. V. Paul , James McGill Professor, International Relations, McGill University and Director, University of Montreal-McGill Research Group, International Security

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