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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9781108779593  ISBN: 9781108489867 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108747707 (paperback) 
    Title: The revolution that failed
    Subtitle: nuclear competition, arms control, and the Cold War
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 278 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108779593 , 9781108489867 (hardback) , 9781108747707 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The study of nuclear weapons is dominated by a single theory - that of the nuclear revolution, or mutual assured destruction (MAD). Although such theorists largely perceive nuclear competition as irrational and destined for eventual stalemate, the nuclear arms race between superpowers during the second half of the Cold War is a glaring anomaly that flies in the face of this logic. In this detailed historical account, Brendan Green presents an alternate theoretical explanation for how the United States navigated nuclear stalemate during the Cold War. Motivated by the theoretical and empirical puzzles of the Cold War arms race, Green explores the technological, perceptual, and 'constitutional fitness' incentives that were the driving forces behind US nuclear competition. Green hypothesizes that states can gain peacetime benefits from effective nuclear competition, reducing the risk of crises, bolstering alliance cohesion, and more. He concludes that the lessons of the Cold War arms race remain relevant today: they will influence the coming era of great power competition and could potentially lead to an upsurge in future US government nuclear competition
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  • 2
    Contributer: Biswas, Shampa , Craig, Campbell , Fujiwara, Kiichi , Gavin, Francis , Goldstein, Avery , Gordin, Michael D. , Holloway, David , Ikenberry, G. John , Malloy, Sean L , Mukai, Wakana , Nehring, Holger , Raghavan, Srinath , Sasaki, Takuya , Schmid, Sonja D , Spektor, Matias , Tannenwald, Nina , Tomotsugu, Shinsuke , Wellerstein, Alex
    Title: The Age of Hiroshima
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691195292
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legaciesOn August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world.Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide new perspectives on Hiroshima as both a historical event and a cultural phenomenon. As an event, Hiroshima emerges in the flow of decisions and hard choices surrounding the bombing and its aftermath. As a phenomenon, it marked a revolution in science, politics, and the human imagination-the end of one age and the dawn of another.The Age of Hiroshima reveals how the bombing of Hiroshima gave rise to new conceptions of our world and its precarious interconnectedness, and how we continue to live in its dangerous shadow today
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781108562225  ISBN: 9781108473484 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108461719 (paperback) 
    Person(s): Jackson, Van
    Title: On the brink
    Subtitle: Trump, Kim, and the threat of nuclear war
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108562225 , 9781108473484 (hardback) , 9781108461719 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In 2017, the world watched as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded personal insults and escalating threats of nuclear war amid unprecedented shows of military force. Former Pentagon insider and Korean security expert Van Jackson traces the origins of the first American nuclear crisis in the post-Cold War era, and explains the fragile, highly unpredictable way that it ended. Grounded in security studies and informed analysis of the US response to North Korea's increasing nuclear threat, Trump's aggressive rhetoric is analysed in the context of prior US policy failures, the geopolitics of East Asia, North Korean strategic culture and the acceleration of its nuclear programme. Jackson argues that the Trump administration's policy of 'maximum pressure' brought the world much closer to inadvertent nuclear war than many realise - and charts a course for the prevention of future conflicts
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    First edition
    ISBN: 9780191881954 
    Person(s): Moody, Simon
    Title: Imagining nuclear war in the British Army, 1945-1989
    Edition: First edition
    Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780191881954
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Terms of use: This edition previously issued in print: 2019
    Abstract: The primary mission assigned to the British Army from the 1950s until the end of the Cold War was deterring Soviet aggression in Europe by demonstrating the will and capability to fight with nuclear weapons to defend NATO territory. This is a comprehensive account of how the British Army imagined nuclear war, and how it planned to fight it
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781501745287 
    Title: The Nuclear Future
    Publisher(s): Cornell University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781501745287
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: While specifically defining many of the technical terms that have made this subject so inaccessible, Michael Mandelbaum discusses the weapons systems and nuclear doctrine of both the United States and the Soviet Union along with their predicted impact on the future of the arms race
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781487596200 
    Contributer: Griffiths, Franklyn , Polanyi, John C. , Trudeau, Pierre Elliott
    Title: The Dangers of Nuclear War
    Subtitle: A Pugwash Symposium
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781487596200
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This collection of studies is one of the most lucid and sober analyses of the dangers of nuclear war, which mankind is facing. Written by natural and social scientists, the book should be read both by statesmen and by the general public. Looking towards the end of the century it makes clear the growing dangers. Avoiding complacency on the other hand, and prophecies of doom on the other, it contains a message of hope and an appeal to wisdom
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781501740398 
    Person(s): Avey, Paul C.
    Title: Tempting Fate
    Subtitle: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents
    Publisher(s): Cornell University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781501740398
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state leaders would believe that in the first place. In this superb unpacking of the dynamics of conflict under conditions of nuclear monopoly, Paul C. Avey argues that the costs and benefits of using nuclear weapons create openings that weak nonnuclear actors can exploit.Tempting Fate uses four case studies to show the key strategies available to nonnuclear states: Iraqi decision-making under Saddam Hussein in confrontations with the United States; Egyptian leaders' thinking about the Israeli nuclear arsenal during wars in 1969-70 and 1973; Chinese confrontations with the United States in 1950, 1954, and 1958; and a dispute that never escalated to war, the Soviet-United States tensions between 1946 and 1948 that culminated in the Berlin Blockade. Those strategies include limiting the scope of the conflict, holding chemical and biological weapons in reserve, seeking outside support, and leveraging international non-use norms. Counterintuitively, conventionally weak nonnuclear states are better positioned to pursue these strategies than strong ones, so that wars are unlikely when the nonnuclear state is powerful relative to its nuclear opponent. Avey demonstrates clearly that nuclear weapons cast a definite but limited shadow, and while the world continues to face various nuclear challenges, understanding conflict in nuclear monopoly will remain a pressing concern for analysts and policymakers
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  • 8
    Institution(s): Anti-Kriegs-Museum Berlin , Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum (Berlin) , Stiftung Deutsches Albert Schweitzer-Zentrum , Freie Universität Berlin. Universitätsbibliothek
    Title: Dr. Albert Schweitzer (14. Januar 1875-4. September 1965)
    Subtitle: "Mein Wort an die Menschen" Engagement gegen den Atomkrieg
    Other title(s): Doktor Albert Schweitzer (14. Januar 1875-4. September 1965)
    Publisher(s): Berlin : Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 46 Seiten Illustrationen
    ISBN: 978-3-96110-243-3 , 3-96110-243-0
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe: 978-3-96110-244-0
    Footnote: Bild- und Textnachweise: Seite 42-45
    Link(s): Verlag
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  • 9
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-3-8376-4454-8  ISBN: 3-8376-4454-5 
    Person(s): Klinke, Ian
    Institution(s): Transcript GbR
    Title: Bunkerrepublik Deutschland
    Subtitle: Geo- und Biopolitik in der Architektur des Atomkriegs
    Publisher(s): Bielefeld : transcript
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 253 Seiten Illustrationen
    ISBN: 978-3-8376-4454-8 , 3-8376-4454-5
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, PDF: 978-3-8394-4454-2
    Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, EPUB: 978-3-7328-4454-8
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  • 10
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-3-608-98179-7  ISBN: 3-608-98179-9 
    Title: Der Spieler
    Subtitle: wie Kim Jong-un die Welt in Atem hält
    Publisher(s): Stuttgart : Klett-Cotta
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: 383 Seiten Illustrationen
    ISBN: 978-3-608-98179-7 , 3-608-98179-9
    Classification (DDC): Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
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