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Title Arms control after Iraq : normative and operational challenges / edited by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu and Ramesh Thakur
Published Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University, [2006]


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 W'PONDS  327.174 Sid/Aca  AVAILABLE
Description x, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Contents pt. 1. Strategic doctrine, norms of non-proliferation and disarmament, and world order -- pt. 2. The centrality of the United Nations in non-proliferation and disarmament? -- pt. 3. Proliferation challenges and international responses in North-east Asia -- pt. 4. Proliferation challenges and international responses in the Middle East -- pt. 5. The permanent five : part of the problem or devising new solutions? -- pt. 6. The other nuclear powers and the non-proliferation regime -- pt. 7. Broadening the scope of the non-proliferation regime
Summary The stated reason for invading Iraq was its alleged clandestine pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of UN resolutions. Even though the allegation was proven false, the international community remains preoccupied with the threat of the proliferation and use of such terrible weapons. The questions discussed in this book include doctrinal issues regarding the use of force in general; the implications of a shift in the utility of nuclear weapons from deterrence to compliance and of a focus on non-proliferation to the neglect of disarmament; the place and role of the United Nations in controlling the spread and use of WMD; the regional dynamics of proliferation concerns in North-east Asia and the Middle East; and the threats posed by the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons and missiles by non-state actors.--Publisher's description
Notes "This is a joint project of the United Nations University (UNU) and the International Peace Academy (IPA), in partnership with the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, and Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto"--P. facing t.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Arms control.
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Author Sidhu, Waheguru Pal Singh.
Thakur, Ramesh Chandra, 1948-
ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 2006020917
ISBN 9280811312 (paperback)
9789280811315 (paperback)