Nuclear proliferation strengthens international peace and stability, optimists argue, because the prospect of nuclear devastation would make state leaders ever more cautious in conducting external relations.
Pessimists counter that the wider the ownership of nuclear arms, the greater the danger of nuclear calamity, which could result not only from deliberate release of nuclear forces but also from accidental or unauthorized detonation of nuclear devices as well as nuclear terrorism. Representing the most thorough scholarly discussion of the political and military effects of nuclear spread in twenty-first century Asia, The Long Shadow is remarkable for its endorsement of the Most users should sign in with their email address.
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These are not the only lenses through which to view nuclear weapons, however. A substantial number of states of all stripes continue to attach value to the security roles of their nuclear arsenals.
To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Muthiah Alagappa Find more information about: Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Please verify that you are not a robot. English View all editions and formats Summary: There is nothing like it in scope or quality on the subject of nuclear weapons in Asia.
The management and control of nuclear weapons requires that we understand the roles such weapons perform or are deemed to perform. The ethics of responsibility requires us to address the roles and implications of nuclear weapons in all their dimensions. Thus, a security perspective that attaches importance to but does not prejudge the salience of nuclear weapons in national security strategies intentionally girds inquiry in The Long Shadow.
Taking seriously the security rationales advanced by nuclear weapons states, including the United States, does not imply uncritical acceptance of the party line.
It is thus unfortunate that concern with proliferation has dominated the reviews. An excessive focus on proliferation and a failure to recognize the substantial differences in the purpose and scope of the books under review have prevented reviewers except for Christopher Ford from direct and substantial engagement with the main propositions advanced in The Long Shadow.
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In fact, if a reader were only to rely on the reviews, he or she would be misinformed of the purpose and the key propositions advanced in the book. Describe the connection issue.
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