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1. What are nuclear weapons?

1. What are nuclear weapons?  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198727231
Atomic energy is the source of power for both nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. This energy comes from the fission or fusion of atoms. ‘What are nuclear weapons?’ explains how a nuclear ... More
7. Reflections on the Atomic Age

7. Reflections on the Atomic Age  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198727231
Does the spread of nuclear weapons make the world safer or more dangerous? ‘Reflections on the Atomic Age’ considers this debate's relevance now and in the future. The clarity of the Cold ... More
9. The politics of fear and control

9. The politics of fear and control  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0009
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9780199668533
Following the attacks of 9/11 politicians and analysts declared that a new age of terror was upon us and that new times called for new measures. ‘The politics of fear and control’ describes ... More
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Joseph M. Siracusa

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
Published Online: 
Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198727231
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction explains the history and politics of the bomb, from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the ... More

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