How can the world rid itself of nuclear weapons while at the same time developing more efficient nuclear weaponry technologies? In a world where the premise of deterrence justifies rather than discourages nuclear weapons, how can the nuclear club - the USA, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Israel - be persuaded to drop notions of deterrence? And how can the next entrants to the nuclear club - e.g. North Korea and Iran - be dissuaded from joining? _x000D__x000D_While many have explored the need for nuclear disarmament, few have studied the obstacles to disarmament and the ways to overcome them. This book fills that gap. _x000D__x000D_Under the direction of Jozef Goldblat, the distinguished arms control specialist, 17 renowned security scholars analyse the linkages between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons, as well as the linkage between conventional and nuclear disarmament. They define the prerequisites and the conditions for de-nuclearisation region-by-region and identify the political, technological and economic requirements to achieve a nuclear free world._x000D__x000D_For 50 years the sophistries of nuclear deterrence doctrine have obscured the reality that a resort to nuclear weapons is simply unthinkable. This book transforms the rationally unthinkable to the pragmatically undoable.
Obstacles to Banishing the Bomb