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The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons



The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons

T. V. Paul 

Rs.695 | $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.

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
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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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