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.

  • July 9, 2024

    Nuclear Decisions: Changing the Course of Nuclear Weapons Programs

    Nuclear Weapons and International Law: Existential Risks of Nuclear War and Deterrence Through a Legal Lens 

  • June 1, 2024

    Germany and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century: Atomic Zeitenwende?

    Arms Control at a Crossroads: Renewal or Demise?

  • March 13, 2024

    Under the Cap of Invisibility: The Pantex Nuclear Weapons Plant and the Texas Panhandle

  • October 1, 2023

    Unparalleled Catastrophe: Life and Death in the Third Nuclear Age

  • June 1, 2023

    Forbidden: Receiving Pope Francis’s Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons
    By Drew Christiansen, SJ, and Carole Sargent
    Georgetown University Press
    February 2023

  • April 1, 2023

    Euromissiles: The Nuclear Weapons That Nearly Destroyed NATO
    By Susan Colbourn

    The Fragile Balance of Terror: Deterrence in the New Nuclear Age
    Edited by Vipin Narang and Scott D. Sagan
    January 2023

  • March 1, 2023

    Saving the World from Nuclear War: The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond
    By Vincent J. Intondi
    March 2023

    Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America
    By Joshua Frank 
    Haymarket Books
    January 2023

  • December 1, 2022

    Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War
    By Jayita Sarkar
    Cornell University Press
    July 2022

    The Nuclear Club: How America and the World Policed the Atom from Hiroshima to Vietnam
    By Jonathan R. Hunt
    Stanford University Press
    November 2022


  • November 1, 2022

    Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up the Bomb
    By Togzhan Kassenova

    Transforming Nuclear Safeguards Culture: The IAEA, Iraq, and the Future of Non-Proliferation
    By Trevor Findlay
    June 2022

  • July 1, 2022

    Averting Doomsday: Arms Control during the Nixon Presidency
    By Patrick J. Garrity and Erin R. Mahan

    Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons
    By Herbert Lin