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Books of Note

From time to time, Arms Control Today provides short reviews of upcoming or recent books on the subject of arms control, nonproliferation, and international security. Full-length reviews of upcoming books can be found in the Book Review section. To purchase any of these books, visit the link at the end of each review.

  • April 14, 2011
  • Arming Without Aiming: India’s Military Modernization Stephen P. Cohen and Sunil Dasgupta, Brookings Institution Press, 2010, 223 pp. The Missile Defense Systems of George W. Bush: A Critical Assessment Richard Dean Burns, Praeger, 2010, 198 pp.
    November 15, 2010
  • A Skeptic's Case for Nuclear Disarmament, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution Press, 2010, 166 pp. Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, Cory Hinderstein, ed., Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Hoover Institute Press, 2010, 322 pp.
    September 9, 2010
  • American Missile Defense, Victoria Samson, Praeger, 2010, 252 pp.  Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, Matthew Kroenig, CornellUniversity Press, 2010, 233 pp.  A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Edward M. Spiers, Reaktion Books, 2010, 224 pp.
    June 14, 2010
  • The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, David E. Hoffman, Doubleday, 2009, 577 pp. The International Arms Trade, Rachel Stohl and Suzette Grillot, Polity Press, 2009, 278 pp. South Asia at a Crossroads: Conflict or Cooperation in the Age of Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and a Space Race?, Subrata Ghoshroy and Götz Neuneck, eds., 2010, 330 pp.
    April 2, 2010
  • Inside Nuclear South Asia,Scott D. Sagan, ed., StanfordUniversity Press, 2009, 281 pp. Preventing Catastrophe: The Use and Misuse of Intelligence in Efforts to Halt the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Thomas Graham Jr. and Keith A. Hansen, StanfordUniversity Press, 2009, 300 pp. Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, Gregory D. Koblentz, CornellUniversity Press, 2009, 255 pp.
    November 5, 2009
  • In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age, Stephanie Cooke, Bloomsbury, 2009, 488 pp. The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: A History of Weapons and Delivery Systems Since 1945, Norman Polmar and Robert S. Norris, Naval Institute Press, 2009, 274 pp. Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism: Challenges and New Approaches, Magnus Ranstorp and Magnus Normark, eds., Routledge, 2009, 210 pp.
    September 4, 2009
  • The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, T.V. Paul, Stanford University Press, 2009, 319 pp.  International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Daniel H. Joyner, Oxford University Press, 2009, 378 pp.  The Future of Biological Disarmament: Strengthening the Treaty Ban on Weapons, Nicholas A. Sims, Routledge, 2009, 216 pp.
    June 5, 2009
  • The Bomb: A New History Stephen M. Younger, Harper Collins, 2009, 238 pp. The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation By Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman, MBI Publishing Co., 2009, 393 pp. Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behavior and the Bomb Edited by Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, Routledge, 2009, 251 pp.
    March 31, 2009
  • Terrorism, War or Disease?: Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons Edited by Anne L. Clunan, Peter R. Lavoy, and Susan B. Martin, Stanford University Press, 2008, 328 pp. The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century AsiaEdited by Muthiah Alagappa, Stanford University Press, 2008, 542 pp. Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis Mike Chinoy, St. Martin’s Press, New York, August 2008, 368 pp.
    November 4, 2008