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Nuclear, radiological, and related weapons

Patrice M. Sutton and Robert M. Gould

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes nuclear, radiological, and related weapons; their use, their proliferation, and adverse consequences of production and use. It describes international measures to control ... More


Futility of Nuclear Weapons Risk Management in a Consensual Regime

Jack I. Garvey

in Nuclear Weapons Counterproliferation: A New Grand Bargain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199841271
eISBN:
9780199332649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841271.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The present capabilities and limitations of counterproliferation are dependent on the voluntary adherence of governments to the different agreements and structures that are its components. These ... More


Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Michael Krepon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In 2008, the iconic doomsday clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistswas set at five minutes to midnight—two minutes closer to Armageddon than in 1962, when John F. Kennedy and Nikita ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Political Will

Jack I. Garvey

in Nuclear Weapons Counterproliferation: A New Grand Bargain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199841271
eISBN:
9780199332649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841271.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The proliferation of nuclear weapons-related material and technology threatens to disrupt the nuclear weapons status quo. There is clear perception of clear and present nuclear danger, at least among ... More


Japan–India Relations from the Perspectives of Global Governance and International Institutions

Shinichi Kitaoka and Naoko Kumagai

in Poised for Partnership: Deepening India-Japan Relations in the Asian Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199466481
eISBN:
9780199087044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466481.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This article examines Japan’s cooperation with India from the perspectives of Japan’s national interests, bilateral cooperation, and regional and global governance. We focus on four areas of ... More


Introduction

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The world has struggled for over six decades with the dangers posed by huge quantities of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, the chain reacting fissile materials that are the key ingredients of ... More


Master Builders and Deconstructionists

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The global system was developed to forbid any form of nuclear proliferation which could be connected to a construction project. The building's load-bearing walls consist of agreements, rules, and ... More


Ending the Use of HEU as a Reactor Fuel

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Highly enriched uranium (HEU) was used in the Hiroshima bomb, a gun-type device the design of which is well within the capabilities of terrorist groups. This chapter explores the Use of HEU as fuel ... More


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