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Understanding nuclear weapon risks, John Borrie, Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan, editors

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Understanding nuclear weapon risks
Title
Understanding nuclear weapon risks
Statement of responsibility
John Borrie, Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan, editors
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Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Policy attention to date has focused predominantly on understanding the consequences of nuclear weapon detonations. The probability side of the risk equation, by contrast, is less well understood. Risk assessment and risk management warrant more attention. In response, this study seeks to contribute to the facts-based discourse about nuclear weapons by drawing on a range of expert perspectives. It explores various sources of nuclear weapon risk, from technological aspects to military strategy to political considerations, among others, and considers recent security developments of relevance. In disaggregating the causes and level of nuclear weapon risk, the study provides a foundation for further dialogue and information-sharing. It seeks to identify common ground for reducing the risk of detonation of nuclear weapons for any reason
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HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
U264
LC item number
.U534 2017 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1974-
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  • Borrie, John
  • Caughley, Tim
  • Wan, Wilfred
  • United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
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Nuclear weapons
Label
Understanding nuclear weapon risks, John Borrie, Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • Risk and nuclear deterrence
  • Mark Fitzpatrick and Marc Barnett
  • Introduction
  • Nuclear deterrence: theory, practice, and pitfalls
  • Nuclear deterrence in South Asia
  • Nuclear deterrence in Northeast Asia
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Quest for more useable nuclear weapons
  • Executive summary
  • Hans M. Kristensen
  • Introduction
  • United States of America
  • Russian Federation -- Conclusion
  • Chapter 4.
  • The
  • unique risks of nuclear-armed cruise missiles
  • Christine Parthemore
  • Introduction
  • Risks of nuclear-armed cruise missiles
  • Chapter 1.
  • A
  • risk-reduction path
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5.
  • Risks of nuclear command and control accidents
  • Pavel Podvig
  • Introduction
  • The
  • risks of launch-on-warning
  • Contemporary challenges
  • Understanding nuclear weapon risks
  • Risk mitigation options and their limits
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6.
  • Cyber threats and nuclear weapons systems
  • Beyza Unal and Patricia Lewis
  • Introduction
  • Cyber technology vulnerabilities
  • Space-based systems and cyber vulnerabilities
  • Insider threats
  • Conclusion
  • Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan
  • Chapter 7.
  • The
  • safety of nuclear weapons and materials: lessons from the assessment of nuclear power plant risks
  • Reza Lahidji
  • Introduction
  • Accident scenarios
  • The
  • engineering of safety
  • Probabilistic criteria as a measure of risk acceptability
  • Governance structures and transparency
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8.
  • Non-state actors and nuclear weapons
  • Elena K. Sokova
  • Introduction
  • Security and control of nuclear weapons
  • Security of nuclear materials
  • Spoofing, cyber, and other threats
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9.
  • Risk and nuclear weapons
  • Reducing nuclear weapon risks
  • John Borrie, Tim Chaughley, and Wilfred Wan
  • The
  • state of play
  • Preventive measures
  • The
  • limits of risk reduction
  • Trends in nuclear risks
  • List of acronyms
  • Elements of nuclear risk
  • Significance of risk today
Control code
988256224
Extent
1 online resource (103 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988256224
Label
Understanding nuclear weapon risks, John Borrie, Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • Risk and nuclear deterrence
  • Mark Fitzpatrick and Marc Barnett
  • Introduction
  • Nuclear deterrence: theory, practice, and pitfalls
  • Nuclear deterrence in South Asia
  • Nuclear deterrence in Northeast Asia
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • Quest for more useable nuclear weapons
  • Executive summary
  • Hans M. Kristensen
  • Introduction
  • United States of America
  • Russian Federation -- Conclusion
  • Chapter 4.
  • The
  • unique risks of nuclear-armed cruise missiles
  • Christine Parthemore
  • Introduction
  • Risks of nuclear-armed cruise missiles
  • Chapter 1.
  • A
  • risk-reduction path
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5.
  • Risks of nuclear command and control accidents
  • Pavel Podvig
  • Introduction
  • The
  • risks of launch-on-warning
  • Contemporary challenges
  • Understanding nuclear weapon risks
  • Risk mitigation options and their limits
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6.
  • Cyber threats and nuclear weapons systems
  • Beyza Unal and Patricia Lewis
  • Introduction
  • Cyber technology vulnerabilities
  • Space-based systems and cyber vulnerabilities
  • Insider threats
  • Conclusion
  • Tim Caughley and Wilfred Wan
  • Chapter 7.
  • The
  • safety of nuclear weapons and materials: lessons from the assessment of nuclear power plant risks
  • Reza Lahidji
  • Introduction
  • Accident scenarios
  • The
  • engineering of safety
  • Probabilistic criteria as a measure of risk acceptability
  • Governance structures and transparency
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8.
  • Non-state actors and nuclear weapons
  • Elena K. Sokova
  • Introduction
  • Security and control of nuclear weapons
  • Security of nuclear materials
  • Spoofing, cyber, and other threats
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9.
  • Risk and nuclear weapons
  • Reducing nuclear weapon risks
  • John Borrie, Tim Chaughley, and Wilfred Wan
  • The
  • state of play
  • Preventive measures
  • The
  • limits of risk reduction
  • Trends in nuclear risks
  • List of acronyms
  • Elements of nuclear risk
  • Significance of risk today
Control code
988256224
Extent
1 online resource (103 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988256224

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