Managing the nuclear threat after Iraq : is it time to replace the NPT paradigm? / Ramesh Thakur pt. I. Strategic doctrine, norms of non-proliferation and disarmament, and world order. The use of force in international politics : four revolutions / Kalevi J. Holsti From deterrence to compellence : doctrinal implications of the Iraq crisis / Kennedy Graham "Do as I say, not as I do" : from nuclear non-proliferation to counter-proliferation / Rebecca Johnson pt. II. The centrality of the United Nations in non-proliferation and disarmament? The Security Council's role in addressing WMD issues : assessment and outlook / Tsutomu Kono Dealing with WMD crises : the role of the United Nations in compliance politics / Harald Muller Lessons of UNSCOM and UNMOVIC for WMD non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament / Trevor Findlay Why we got it wrong : attempting to unravel the truth of bioweapons in Iraq / Patricia Lewis pt. III. Proliferation challenges and international responses in North-east Asia. Nuclear threat reliance in East Asia / Wade L. Huntley Non-proliferation after 9/11 and beyond : a Japanese perspective / Heigo Sato pt. IV. Proliferation challenges and international responses in the Middle East. From bomb to fuel! Iran and the question of weapons of mass destruction / Jalil Roshandel Arab perspectives on the question of WMD proliferation in the Middle East / Mohammad El-Sayed Selim An Egyptian perspective / Mohamed Shaker pt. V. The permanent five : part of the problem or devising new solutions? An American perspective : the US response to proliferation in weapons of mass destruction / Damon Coletta UK perspectives on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and WMD use by non-state actors / John Simpson Nuclear non-proliferation after Iraq : a French perspective / Philippe Errera Russia's perspectives on the world order and WMD proliferation / Andrei Zagorski China's perspectives on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and related threats from non-state actors / Dingli Shen and Jiadong Zhang pt. VI. The other nuclear powers and the non-proliferation regime. Nuclear disarmament, nuclear proliferation and WMD proliferation : an Indian perspective / Gopalaswami Parthasarathy Israel's updated perspective on WMD proliferation, arms control, disarmament and related threats from non-state actors / Shlomo Brom pt. VII. Broadening the scope of the non-proliferation regime. Nuclear threats from non-state actors / William C. Potter Managing missiles after Iraq : going off course / Christophe Carle and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu Conclusion : managing nuclear threats after Iraq / Cyrus Samii.
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 ddescription.
"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.
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