Book title: Nuclear Weapons and International Security
Author(s): Ramesh Thakur
ISBN: 9781138787551
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 262
Price: Rs. 995
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About the Book:

This volume brings together more than three decades of   research and writing by Professor Ramesh Thakur on the challenge posed by nuclear weapons.

Following an introduction to the current nuclear state of play, the book addresses the challenge of nuclear weapons in three parts. Part 1 describes the scholar-practitioner interface in trying to come to grips with this challenge, the main policy impact in security strategy, and the various future nuclear scenarios. Part II addresses regional nuclear challenges from the south pacific to East, South and West Asia and thereby highlights serious deficiencies in the normative architecture of the nuclear arms control and disarmament regime. In the third and final part, the chapters discuss regional nuclear-weapon-free zones, NPT anomalies (and their implications for the future of the nuclear arms control regime) and, finally, assess the global governance architecture of nuclear security in light of the three nuclear Security summits between 2010 and 2014.The concluding chapter argues for moving in national security doctrines and, ultimately, a denuclearized world.

This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, global governance, international organization, and diplomacy and security studies.

About the Author:

Ramesh Thakur   is Director of the center for nuclear Non- Proliferation, and disarmament in the Crawford School of public policy, The Australian National University. A former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, he is the Editor-in- chief of global Governance  and the author/editor of 50 books and 400 journal articles and book chapters, including, most recently, The group of twenty (G20) (2013); Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play (2013);and The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Diplomacy(2013).

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