Journals Higher Education



15 April 2008

160 Pages | 20 b/w halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199229543

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Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

Joseph M. Siracusa

Very Short Introductions

  • An accessible and eye-opening overview of the most deadly weapon ever invented
  • Examines important and recurring questions about the role of nuclear weapons in modern-day international relations
  • Explores the history of the early arms races, through the dawn of nuclear deterrence politics, the Cold War, to what may lie ahead for us in the future
  • Takes a thoroughly up-to-date view, examining contemporary controversies such as the US National Missile Defence system and Star Wars, and the threat and role of nuclear weapons in global terrorism
  • The author's background in international relations puts some of the most important and enduring problems of nuclear weapons policy over the past 60 years into an historical and global context
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide