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Title Strategic stability : contending interpretations / Elbridge A. Colby, Michael S. Gerson, editors
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 440 pages)
Contents The origins of strategic stability : the United States and the threat of surprise attack / Michael S. Gerson -- Defining strategic stability : reconciling stability and deterrence / Elbridge Colby -- The geopolitics of strategic stability : looking beyond cold warriors and nuclear weapons / C. Dale Walton and Colin S. Gray -- Reclaiming strategic stability / James M. Acton -- Future technology and strategic stability / Ronald F. Lehman II -- Anything but simple : arms control and strategic stability / Christopher A. Ford -- Conventional weapons, arms control, and strategic stability in Europe / Jeffrey D. McCausland -- Russia and strategic stability / Matthew Rojansky -- Placing a renminbi sign on strategic stability and nuclear reductions / Lora Saalman -- Proliferation and strategic stability in the Middle East / Austin Long
Summary What is strategic stability and why is it important? This edited collection offers the most current authoritative survey of this topic, which is central to U.S. strategy in the field of nuclear weapons and great power relations. A variety of authors and leading experts in the field of strategic issues and regional studies offer both theoretical and practical insights into the basic concepts associated with strategic stability, what implications these have for the United States, as well as key regions such as the Middle East, and perspectives on strategic stability in Russia and China. Readers will develop a deeper and more developed understanding of this concept from this engaging and informative work
Notes "February 2013."
Title from title screen (viewed February 6, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Arms control
Balance of power
Deterrence (Strategy)
International relations
Nuclear nonproliferation
Arms control.
Balance of power.
Deterrence (Strategy)
International relations.
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Form Electronic book
Author Colby, Elbridge A., editor
Gerson, Michael S., editor
Army War College (U.S.). Press
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute