At the Nuclear Precipice
Catastrophe or Transformation?

Krieger, David
Publisher:  Palgrave Macmillan
Date Written:  01/09/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Pages:  316pp   Price:  $110.00   ISBN:  9780230608955
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18175

This book explores the present nuclear predicament, and how to step away from the precipice. It examines the intersections between international law and national policies; and between nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear disarmament.

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Table of Contents:

Preface: The Human Right to a Nuclear Free World; M. Maguire
Foreword: Illegal Under Any Circumstances Whatsoever; D. Roche
Introduction: R. Falk & D. Krieger

PART I: AT THE NUCLEAR PRECIPICE
Where We Stand: A Dialogue; D. Krieger & R. Falk
Sleepwalking into Our Century of Last Opportunity; C. G. Weeramantry
Still Standing at the Nuclear Precipice After All These Years: Why?; J. Cabasso

PART II: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
Non-Proliferation Treaty Illusions and International Lawlessness; R. Falk
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and International Law; T. Graham, Jr.
The 'Inalienable Right' to Peaceful Nuclear Power: A Recipe for Chaos; A. Slater

PART III: NUCLEAR WEAPONS POLICY
Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy; M. D. Intriligator
NATO Nuclear Weapons: The International Face of U.S. Nuclear Policy; M. Martin
Ending Nuclear Terrorism: By America and Others; D. Ellsberg
Iranian Nuclear Policy; A. Ü. Bâli
Nuclear Dangers and the Challenge of a New Nuclear Policy; D. Krieger

PART IV: A NEW DIRECTION
Roadmaps to Disarmament: A Strategy for the Second Nuclear Era; W. Huntley
Strengthening International Security through International Law: The Case of Nuclear, Missile and Space
Weapons; J. Scheffran
Citizens and Elected Officials Uniting to Create a Nuclear Free World; P. Meidell

PART V: STEPPING BACK FROM THE PRECIPICE
The Inextricable Link Between Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; K. Annan
Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe: Where Do We Go From Here?; M. ElBaradei
Nuclear Weapons, War and the Discipline of International Law; R. Falk
Turning Away from the Nuclear Precipice; D. Krieger

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