This title was first piblished in 2000: Christoph Bluth provides a comprehensive and timely analysis of strategic nuclear arms policy in the United States and Russia and examines the collaborative efforts to reduce nuclear weapons through arms control and render nuclear weapons and fissile materials in Russia secure. He concludes that the end of the Cold War has created new and unprecedented dangers and that these dangers require a greater political will and cooperation which have so far been lacking.
Table of Contents
The strategic paradox; The United States: a strategic power in the 21st century?; Russian strategic arms policy after the Cold War; Strategic nuclear weapons of the former Soviet Union outside Russia; Strategic arms control after the Cold War; Co-operative threat reduction: safe and secure dismantlement of nuclear weapons; Co-operative threat reduction: dealing with nuclear proliferation; The nuclear challenge; Bibliography; Index.
’...provides a valuable, authoritative and detailed assessment of the US-Russian strategic nuclear relationship...the author has published a study that provides a useful survey and summary, together with analytical insights, into the complex and important issues of strategic-nuclear weapons.’ Slavic Review ’...a useful study which provides concise summaries of Russian and American nuclear weapons policies...’ The Journal of Slavic Military Studies