Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

Joseph Cirincione

There is a excessive threat that somebody will use, accidentally or layout, a number of of the 17,000 nuclear guns on this planet this day. Many inspiration such threats ended with the chilly struggle or that present regulations can hinder or comprise nuclear catastrophe. they're lifeless wrong―these guns, possessed via states huge and small, strong and volatile, stay an ongoing nightmare.

Joseph Cirincione surveys the simplest considering and worst fears of specialists focusing on nuclear conflict and assesses the efforts to lessen or dispose of those nuclear risks. His ebook bargains wish: within the Nineteen Sixties, twenty-three states had nuclear guns and study courses; this day, simply 9 states have guns. extra nations have deserted nuclear weapon courses than have constructed them, and international arsenals are only one-quarter of what they have been in the course of the chilly conflict. but can those traits proceed, or are we close to a brand new palms race―or worse, nuclear battle? A former member of Senator Obama's nuclear coverage crew, Cirincione contributed to shaping the guidelines unveiled in Prague in 2009, and, as president of a firm reason on decreasing nuclear threats, he operates on the heart of debates on nuclear terrorism, new nuclear international locations, and the dangers of current arsenals.

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