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 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.

  • October 1, 2006

    Iran's Nuclear Ambitions. By Shahram Chubin, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 2006, 244 pp.

    Opinion on Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism, and Security. By Kerry G. Herron and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, University of Pittsburgh Press, August 2006, 264 pp.

    Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network. By Gordon Corera, Oxford University, September 2006, 304 pp.

  • July 1, 2006

    Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo. By George H. Quester, The John Hopkins University Press, February 2006, 155 pp.

    Impossible Allies: Nuclear India, United States and the Global Order. By C. Raja Mohan, India Research Press, May 2006, 311 pp.

    Negotiating Minefields: The Landmines Ban in American Politics. By Leon V. Sigal, Routledge, March 2006, 294 pp.

  • May 1, 2006

    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.

  • March 15, 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.

  • December 1, 2005

    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.

  • May 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.