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The Spread of Nuclear Weapons

An Enduring Debate

Third Edition


Scott Douglas Sagan (Author, Stanford University), Kenneth N. Waltz (Author, Columbia University)

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A long-time staple of International Relations courses, this new edition continues the important discussion of nuclear proliferation, while looking at the regions and issues now at the forefront of the nuclear question.

Over the past fifteen years, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons has been a staple in International Relations courses because of its brevity and crystal-clear explanations. The new edition, An Enduring Debate, continues the important discussion of nuclear proliferation and the dangers of a nuclear-armed world. With new chapters on the questions surrounding a nuclear North Korea, Iran, and Iraq and the potential for a world free of nuclear weapons, this Third Edition will continue to generate a lively classroom experience.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-92010-9
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“This book is a lively and genuine dialogue between two leading authorities on an issue of great importance for both scholarship and public policy.” — Robert Jervis, Columbia University

“This important book clearly and succinctly lays out the opposing views on whether nuclear proliferation makes the world more or less peaceful. . . . I can’t think of a better book to recommend on the ABCs of nuclear proliferation.” — John J. Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

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