Nuclear Disarmament

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  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Volume 314
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 921507 25 0
  • Year: 2010

The threat of nuclear destruction has long loomed over the planet. Weapons stockpiles among the nuclear powers continue to proliferate, and a number of other nations including Iran are actively pursuing nuclear capability. Australia is directly involved in global negotiations to slow down the arms race as both a major supplier of uranium, and as co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, which recently reviewed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This book examines Australian and international efforts aimed at non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. What is the extent of nuclear weaponry around the globe, and how safe are we from the nuclear threat posed by rogue states and terrorist groups? Is there a risky link between nuclear power and arms production? Securing nuclear materials is one thing, but can nuclear weapons be eliminated altogether?

Chapter 1 of 1: Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Glossary; Fast Facts; Web Links; Index