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Dr. Bruno Tertrais has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), the leading French think tank on international security issues, since 2001. His past positions include Research Assistant, NATO Assembly; Director, Civilian Affairs Committee, NATO Assembly; Europe Desk Officer, Ministry of Defense; Visiting Fellow, the Rand Corporation; Head of Defense Policy Planning Unit, Ministry of Defense; and Special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defense. Dr. Tertrais is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is also a member of the editorial boards of The Washington Quarterly and Survival. His recent publications include “The Demise of Ares: The End of War as We Know It?” in the Summer 2012 issue of The Washington Quarterly and Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme: A Net Assessment (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, 2012).
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Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski, Dr. Bruno Tertrais.
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What do China’s Cultural Revolution, a coup in French Algeria, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the changing nature of the Pakistani government have in common? All represent situations when the respective governments came close to losing control of their nuclear arsenals during political crises. This volume reveals previously unknown details about the four cases and offers additional analysis and lessons learned by leading scholars.