Book Security assurances and nuclear nonproliferation / edited by Jeffrey W. Knopf.
Associated Name: Knopf, Jeffrey W., editor of compilation.
Publication year: 
Call Number JZ5675 .S44 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Security Studies, an imprint of Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804778275- 0804778272-
Extent: xiv, 304 pages ; 24 cm
While policy makers and scholars have long devoted considerable attention to strategies like deterrence, which threaten others with unacceptable consequences, such threat-based strategies are not always the best option. In some cases, a state may be better off seeking to give others a greater sense of security, rather than by holding their security at risk. The most prominent use of these security assurances has been in conjunction with efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Ongoing concerns about the nuclear activities of countries like Iran and North Korea, and the possible reactions of other states in their regions, have catapulted this topic into high profile. This book represents the first study to explore the overall utility of assurance strategies, to evaluate their effectiveness as a tool for preventing nuclear proliferation, and to identify conditions under which they are more or less likely to be effective.
Introduction / Jeffrey W. Knopf -- Security assurances : initial hypotheses / Jeffrey W. Knopf -- The psychology of assurance : an emotional tale / Janice Gross Stein -- The role of security assurances in the nuclear nonproliferation regime / John Simpson -- Libya, nuclear rollback, and the role of negative and positive security assurances / Wyn Q. Bowen -- Security assurances and Iran : assessment and re-conceptualization / Jim Walsh -- Maintaining Japan's non-nuclear identity : the role of U.S. security assurances / Yuki Tatsumi -- Infusing commitment with credibility : the role of security assurances in cementing the U.S.-ROK alliance / Scott Snyder and Joyce Lee -- Assessing the role of security assurances in dealing with North Korea / John S. Park -- The United States and Swedish plans to build the bomb, 1945-1968 / Thomas Jonter -- The "model" of Ukrainian denuclearization / Sherman W. Garnett -- Conclusions / James J. Wirtz.