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The Sources of Regional Power Nuclear Postures: Posture Optimization Theory

Vipin Narang

in Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter identifies three main types of regional power nuclear postures, arrayed across a spectrum of capabilities and deployment procedures. This theory, the Posture Optimization Theory, ... More


Alternative Nuclear Futures

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/9780804760638.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Alternative nuclear futures do not come along in a vacuum or by happenstance. Nor can the future be masterfully engineered by deliberate choice. The countervailing trends are reviewed here and the ... More


Conclusion: Explaining Nuclear Policy Reversals

Christian Schulze

Wolfgang C. Müller and Paul W. Thurner (eds)

in The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747031
eISBN:
9780191809309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747031.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter first evaluates the hypotheses presented in Chapter 2, drawing on the book’s seven country case studies. Second, it extends the scope of analysis to all of Western Europe, with short ... More


Finding Safe Passage in the Second Nuclear Age

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/9780804760638.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the philosophy towards attaining the key elements for a safe passage into the nuclear future. American presidents employed five key elements to deal with the bomb during the ... More


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