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The Resource Nuclear statecraft : history and strategy in America's atomic age, Francis J. Gavinches

Nuclear statecraft : history and strategy in America's atomic age, Francis J. Gavinches

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Nuclear statecraft : history and strategy in America's atomic age
Title
Nuclear statecraft
Title remainder
history and strategy in America's atomic age
Statement of responsibility
Francis J. Gavinches
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We are at a critical juncture in world politics. Nuclear strategy and policy have risen to the top of the global policy agenda, and issues ranging from a nuclear Iran to the global zero movement are generating sharp debate. The historical origins of our contemporary nuclear world are deeply consequential for contemporary policy, but it is crucial that decisions are made on the basis of fact rather than myth and misapprehension. In Nuclear Statecraft, Francis J. Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear revolution. On the basis of recently declassified documents, Gavin reassesses the strategy of flexible response, the influence of nuclear weapons during the Berlin Crisis, the origins of and motivations for U.S. nuclear nonproliferation policy, and how to assess the nuclear dangers we face today. In case after case, he finds that we know far less than we think we do about our nuclear history. Archival evidence makes it clear that decision makers were more concerned about underlying geopolitical questions than about the strategic dynamic between two nuclear superpowers. Gavin's rigorous historical work not only tells us what happened in the past but also offers a powerful tool to explain how nuclear weapons influence international relations. Nuclear Statecraft provides a solid foundation for future policymaking
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Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gavin, Francis J
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Nuclear arms control
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
Label
Nuclear statecraft : history and strategy in America's atomic age, Francis J. Gavinches
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, theory, and statecraft in the nuclear age -- The myth of flexible response -- Nuclear weapons, statecraft, and the Berlin crisis, 1958-1962 -- Blasts from the past : proliferation lessons from the 1960s -- Nuclear Nixon -- That seventies show : the consequences of parity revisited -- Same as it ever was? : nuclear weapons in the 21st century -- Global zero, history, and the nuclear revolution
Control code
ocn961676879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801465765
  • ebc3138390
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h9m5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961676879
Label
Nuclear statecraft : history and strategy in America's atomic age, Francis J. Gavinches
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, theory, and statecraft in the nuclear age -- The myth of flexible response -- Nuclear weapons, statecraft, and the Berlin crisis, 1958-1962 -- Blasts from the past : proliferation lessons from the 1960s -- Nuclear Nixon -- That seventies show : the consequences of parity revisited -- Same as it ever was? : nuclear weapons in the 21st century -- Global zero, history, and the nuclear revolution
Control code
ocn961676879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7591/9780801465765
  • ebc3138390
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h9m5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961676879

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