Human dimensions in foreign policy, military studies, and security studies ; 4.
"Russia's annexation of Crimea and involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has in many respects set back post-Cold War improved relations between Russia, the United States, and Europe. The continued war in Syria threatens the security and stability of many countries in the Middle East and attacks by ISIS and other terrorist organizations are causing increased fear and instability in Iraq and in neighbouring countries. In many areas negotiations on disarmament and arms control are at a standstill. In Disarmament under International Law John Kierulf examines and discusses how disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction are regulated in existing treaties and conventions. From his perspective as a former disarmament negotiator, Kierulf explains the United Nations' disarmament machinery and procedures, and describes the UN's essential role in promoting disarmament. Underlining the continued and serious threat posed by nuclear weapons, Kierulf appeals for increased and effective international efforts to reduce their number and ultimately eliminate them. Presenting information and analysis on a comprehensive range of issues, Disarmament under International Law is an essential guide for anyone interested in gaining knowledge about the current state of international security."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part One. Background, context, history, negotiation, interpretation, compliance, and enforcement of agreements. 1. Background and context in international law 2. Historical development of disarmament and arms control 3. Negotiation of agreements 4. Interpretation, compliance and enforcement of agreements Part Two. Disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation agreements. Weapons of mass destruction 5. Nuclear weapons 6. Biological weapons 7. Chemical weapons 8. Other types of weapons of mass destruction 9. Weapons of mass destruction in outer space 10. Delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction Conventional weapons 11. Heavy conventional weapons 12. Small arms and light weapons, inhumane conventional weapons, anti-personnel mines, and cluster bombs 13. Arms trade, export control regimes, and world military expenditure Part Three. Recommendations for further development of international law on disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation. 14. Recommendations for further development of international law on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation Epilogue: The threat of nuclear weapons and the necessity of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation Appendices. A. List of agreements B. Classification of agreements.
Issued also in electronic format.
KZ5624 .K54 2017
Montreal ; Kingston ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press,