Assuring Destruction Forever: Nuclear Weapon Modernization Around the World
As of March 2012, the nuclear weapon possessors are estimated to possess approximately 19,500 nuclear weapons. All of them have plans to modernize—upgrade and/or extend the lives of—their nuclear weapons.
In this study, non-governmental researchers and analysts provide information on each country’s modernization plans. There are eight country chapters followed by three “thematic” chapters that address issues of international law, divestment, and political will. The country chapters are chock full of detailed information about nuclear weapon programmes and policies while the thematic chapters analyze these policies in a broader context.
Edited by Ray Acheson • Published by Reaching Critical Will, a project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
- John Ainslie, Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
- John Burroughs, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
- Merav Datan, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
- Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists
- Andrew Lichterman, Western States Legal Foundation
- Zia Mian, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
- Pavel Podvig, Russian Nuclear Forces Project
- M.V. Ramana, Princeton University
- Tim Wright, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Wepons
- Hui Zhang, Harvard University
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