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ACA’s journal, Arms Control Today, remains the best in the market. Well focused. Solidly researched. Prudent.

– Hans Blix,
former IAEA Director-General

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.

  • March 31, 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.

  • November 4, 2008

    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 Asia
    Edited 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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness. By Bernard Lown, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008, 426 pp.

    South Asia's Cold War: Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective. By Rajesh Basrur, Routledge, 2008, 184 pp.

    Nuclear Safeguards, Security, and Nonproliferation: Achieving Security With Technology and Policy. Edited by James E. Doyle, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008, 592 pp.

  • July 2, 2008

    Pakistan’s Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War. Edited by Henry D. Sokolski, U.S. Army War College, 2008, 378 pp.

    Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East. By Etel Solingen, Princeton University Press, 2007, 420 pp.

    Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security. Edited by Jody Williams, Stephen D. Goose, and Mary Wareham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, 348 pp.

  • April 1, 2008

    The Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World's Most Dangerous Secrets...And How We Could Have Stopped Him. By Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, Twelve Books, 2007, 413 pp.

    Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise of Peril? Edited by Alan M. Pearson, Marie Isabelle Chevrier, and Mark Wheelis, Lexington Books, 2007, 306 pp.

    Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices, 1980-2004. By Evan S. Medeiros, Stanford University Press, 2007, 357 pp.

  • December 1, 2007

    Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons. By Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark, Walker & Co., 2007, 608 pp.

    Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance. By Mike Moore, The Independent Institute, 2007, 416 pp.

    Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War. By Bob Drogin, Random House, 2007, 343 pp.

  • July 1, 2007

    Breaking the Nuclear Impasse: New Prospects for Security Against Nuclear Weapons. Edited by Jeffrey Laurenti and Carl Robichaud, The Century Foundation Press, May 2007, 142 pp.

    Arms Control After Iraq: Normative and Operational Challenges. Edited by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu and Ramesh Thakur, The United Nations University Press, 2006, 452 pp.

    Global Non-Proliferation and Counter-Terrorism: The Impact of UNSCR 1540. Edited by Olivia Bosch et al., Brookings Institution Press, 2007, 226 pp.

  • May 1, 2007

    The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor. By William Langewiesche, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, May 2007, 179 pp.

    Space as a Strategic Asset. By Joan Johnson-Freese, Columbia University Press, March 2007, 304 pp.

    The Small Arms Trade: A Beginner's Guide. By Rachel Stohl, Matt Schroeder, and Dan Smith, Oneworld Publications, February 2007, 192 pp.

  • March 1, 2007

    Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. By Joseph Cirincione, Columbia University Press, March 2007, 192 pp.

    Arms Control in the Middle East: Cooperative Security Dialogue and Regional Constraints. By Emily B. Landau, Sussex Academic Press, July 2006, 172 pp.

    Small Arms and Security. By Denise Garcia, Routledge, October 2006, 266 pp.

  • December 1, 2006

    India's Nuclear Bomb and National Security. By Karsten Fey, Taylor & Francis Books, August 2006, 208 pp.

    Japan's Nuclear Disarmament Policy and the U.S. Security Umbrella. By Anthony DiFilippo, Palgrave-Macmillian, October 2006, 288 pp.

    Verifying Treay Compliance: Limiting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol Provisions. By Rudolf Avenhaus et al., eds., Springer, July 2006, 629 pp.

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