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Homeland Security and Defense Studies

Added November 06, 2014
Type: Book
Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing: What Does History Teach? Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
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Ever since President Obama spotlighted nuclear terrorism as one of the top threats to international security, guarding and disposing of nuclear weapons-useable materials have become top international priorities.
Added July 17, 2014
Type: Monograph
European Missile Defense and Russia. Authored by Keir Giles, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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Strong Russian opposition to U.S. plans for ballistic missile defense (BMD) in Europe is likely to intensify further through 2015-16 as Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach is implemented. This monograph examines a number of fundamental reasons—some valid, some spurious—why Russia is alarmed at U.S. BMD plans, and provides recommendations for managing the missile defense dialogue with Russia in the future in order to mitigate potentially damaging responses.
Added June 17, 2014
Type: Book
Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation. Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
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The further proliferation and possible use of nuclear weapons are among the very greatest threats to U.S. and international security, yet most governments and industry officials downplay the risks of civilian nuclear technology and materials being diverted to make bombs. They use this optimistic assessment in formulating U.S. and international nuclear trade and nonproliferation policies. This volume taps the insights and analyses of 13 top nuclear and security experts to weigh the validity of their narrative. The result is a comprehensive counternarrative that recommends a significant tightening of current nonproliferation controls.