This book offers a comprehensive examination of the important security issue of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament have returned to the top of the international political agenda. The issue assumes particular importance in regard to NATO, given that some 150-200 US tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) are still present in five countries belonging to the Alliance (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey). The past few years have seen animated debate in the United States and Europe on the role of such weapons in the current scenario of international security, and whether they can be further reduced or completely removed from Europe. Bringing together leading scholars and analysts of TNW with country-specific competences, this volume improves our understanding of this issue by providing in-depth analysis of the presence, role, perceived value and destiny of TNW in Europe. The book addresses the issue in a systematic manner, taking into account the perspective of all main actors directly or indirectly involved in the debate. This approach provides new and important insights that can inform both theoretical and policy work on a very critical and timely international issue. This book will be of much interest to students of European Politics, European Security, nuclear proliferation, and IR in general.
|Titolo:||Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Euro-Atlantic Security: The Future of NATO|
|Luogo di edizione:||London and New York|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2013|
|N. di pagine:||190|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.2 Libro in qualità di curatore (Book as editor)|