The Gravest Danger; Nuclear Weapons

Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xii, [2], 134, [4] pages. Figure. Index. Foreword by George P. Shultz. Hoover Institution Press Publication Number 524. The book is organized as follows: Introduction: The Nuclear Danger, Chapter I. From the Past to the Present; II. Looking Forward; III Denial Policies; IV. Defining Diplomacy's Task; V. Achieving Rollback: The Instruments of Diplomacy; VI. Applying Recommended Policies to Specific Cases; and VII. Conclusion. Sidney David Drell (September 13, 1926 – December 21, 2016) was an American theoretical physicist and arms control expert. He was professor emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Drell was a noted contributor in the fields of quantum electrodynamics and high-energy particle physics. The Drell–Yan process is partially named for him. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1949. He co-authored the textbooks Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Quantum Fields with James Bjorken. Drell was active as a scientific advisor to the U.S. government, and was a founding member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group. He was an expert in the field of nuclear arms control and cofounder of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, now the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He was a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. He was a trustee Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. James E. Goodby has served in the US Foreign Service, achieving the rank of Career Minister, and was appointed to five ambassadorial-rank positions by Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Clinton. Ambassador Goodby has worked with former Secretary of State George Shultz at Hoover since 2007. He is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 1989 to 1999 and is now a professor emeritus. During his Foreign Service career he was involved as a negotiator or as a policy adviser in the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the negotiation of the limited nuclear test ban treaty, START, the Conference on Disarmament in Europe, and cooperative threat reduction (the Nunn-Lugar program). Goodby is the author and editor of several books. With Sidney Drell he wrote The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons and the essay A World without Nuclear Weapons: End-State Issues. Goodby coedited Reykjavik Revisited: Steps toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (Hoover Institution Press, 2008) and contributed essays to Reykjavik Revisited and Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on Its Twentieth Anniversary. The mortal danger of nuclear weapons is unique in its terrifying potential for devastation on an unprecedented and unimaginable scale. In this book, Sidney D. Drell and James E. Goodby, each with more than twenty years' experience in national security issues both in public and private capacities, review the main policy issues surrounding nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. They address the specific actions that the community of nations, with American leadership, should take to confront and turn back the nuclear danger that imperils humanity. The nuclear genie, say the authors, cannot be put back in the bottle. Our most urgent task as a nation today is to successfully manage, contain, and reduce the grave danger of nuclear weapons, whether in the hands of adversaries or friendly states. This book hopes to stimulate active public dialogue on this important subject. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Nuclear Weapons, Diplomacy, Proliferation, Ballistic Missile Defense, IAEA, Atomic Energy, Security Assurances, Terrorism, Fissile Material

ISBN: 0817944729

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