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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.

  • The Last Battle of the Cold War: An Inside Account of Negotiating the INF Treaty. By Maynard W. Glitman, Palgrave Macmillan, April 2006, 259 pp. Common Security in Outer Space and International Law. By Detlev Wolter, UN Institute for Disarmament Research, February 2006, 296 pp. Minimum Deterrence and India's Nuclear Security. By Rajesh M. Basrur, Stanford University Press, January 2006, 245 pp.
    May 1, 2006
  • Striving for Military Stability in Europe: Negotiation, Implementation, and Adaptation of the CFE Treaty. By Jane M. O. Sharp, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, January 2006, 292 pp. The Bomb in the Basement : How Israel Went Nuclear and What That Means for the World. By Michael Karpin, Simon & Schuster, January 2006, 416 pp. Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence: From Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea. By Jeffrey T. Richelson, W.W. Norton & Company, March 2006, 702 pp.
    March 15, 2006
  • Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction: Prospects for Effective International Verification. By Berhanykun Andemicael and John Mathiason, Palgrave Macmillan, June 2005, 224 pp. The Search for Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: Inspection, Verification and Non-Proliferation. By Graham S. Pearson, Palgrave Macmillan, October 2005, 352 pp. Beyond Hiroshima. By Douglas Roche, Novalis, October 2005, 280 pp.
    December 1, 2005
  • The Bomb: A Life. By Gerard DeGroot, Harvard University, May 2005, 397 pp. South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction. By Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess, Indiana University Press, May 2005, 322 pp. The Worlds of Herman Khan: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War. By Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, Harvard University Press, April 2005, 387 pp.
    May 1, 2005
  • Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. By Paul Lettow, Random House Inc., February 2005, 327 pp. Preventing Nuclear Meltdown: Managing Decentralization of Russia's Nuclear Complex. Edited by James Clay Moltz, Vladimir A. Orlov, and Adam N. Stulberg, Ashgate Publishing, November 2004, 258 pp. The Russian Military: Power and Policy. Edited by Steven E. MIller and Dmitri Trenin, MIT Press, September 2004, 239 pp.
    March 1, 2005
  • No End in Sight: The Continuing Menance of Nuclear Proliferation. By Nathan E. Busch, University Press of Kentucky, June 2004, 490 pp. The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind. By Mahdi Obeidi and Kurt Pitzer, John Wiley & Sons, September 2004, 256 pp. The Problem of Biological Weapons. By Milton Leitenberg, Swedish National Defence College, September 2004, 206 pp.
    November 1, 2004
  • Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence and Security Policy. By Jason D. Ellis and Geoffrey D. Kieffer, Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2004, 320 pp. Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space. By Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution Press, April 2004, 120 pp. Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. By Graham Allison, Times Books, August 2004, 272 pp.
    September 1, 2004
  • Raid on the Sun. By Rodger Claire, Random House, April 2004, 259 pp. Toward Nuclear Abolition: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to Present. By Lawrence S. Wittner, Stanford University Press, August 2003, 688 pp. Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War. By John Prados, The New Press, May 2004, 256 pp.
    June 1, 2004