|Nuclear weapons in the 21st century : Old players, new game : New players, old game
|Magnus Eriksson ; Kari m. Osland
|Type de document :
|Oslo : Norwegian Defence Command & Staff College, 2008
|Article en page(s) :
|1 vol. (136 p.)
|Index. décimale :
|Nuclear weapons ; Nuclear disarmament
According to Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, never before has the risk of a nuclear weapon actually being used been greater than now.
Today, there are indications that both nuclear and non-nuclear states have come to ignore the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1968.
The world finds itself in a situation where the nuclear states upgrade their arsenals and incorporate them in strategies with conventional weapons, which can lower the threshold for actually using them. In addition, states that up to now have showed little interest in developing nuclear weapons or nuclear programmes have started to do so. And finally, the vast supply of fissile material and the link between weak states and terrorist organisations make it far too plausible that a nuclear weapon may come into the hands of a non-state actor.
These conference proceedings discuss the nuclear postures of the U.S. and Russia, «new» state and non-state nuclear players and provide the contextual and technological background for the discussion.
|355.825 119 ERI N
|Royal Military Academy