This book examines actors, tools, and issues associated with the changing nature of the environment in which the United Nations operates; the ways in which it has responded and might respond to technological and political problems; and the questions and difficulties that arise for the world organization. Issues covered in the book include doctrinal questions on the use of force, the regional dynamics of nuclear proliferation, and the growing concern that nuclear order established by the NPT may collapse or simply be overtaken by events.--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The United Nations and nuclear orders : context, foundations, actors, tools, and future prospects / Jane Boulden, Ramesh Thakur, and Thomas G. Weiss pt. 1. Actors. The Security Council and nuclear disarmament / Ernie Regehr General Assembly majorities on the preferred nuclear order / M.J. Peterson The Secretary-General and the Secretariat / Randy Rydell pt. 2. Actual and potential tools. United Nations sanctions and nuclear weapons / George A. Lopez and David Cortright The use of force / Ian Johnstone Verification and compliance / Harald Müller Codification and legal issues / Lori Fisler Damrosch pt. 3. Looming threats, new challenges. Technology proliferation, globalization, and the role of the United Nations / Brian Finlay and Rita Grossman-Vermaas Dealing with extra-NPT actors and non-state actors / Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu The international nuclear trade : harnessing peaceful use while preventing proliferation / Nicole C. Evans Nuclear proliferation and regional security orders : comparing North Korea and Iran / Amitav Acharya NPT regime change : has the good become the enemy of the best? / Ramesh Thakur.