Since 1966 – International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts – Italian Pugwash Group

Arms Control and Disarmament

50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education

Edited by Paolo Foradori, Giampiero Giacomello, Alessandro Pascolini

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
371 pages
ISBN 9783319622590

<strong>About the Book</strong>

This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of most prominent scholars and practitioners who contributed in fundamental ways to shaping policies, strategies, theories, scholarly studies, and debates in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. On the occasion of ISODARCO’s 50th anniversary this book revisits a selection of contributions that capture the pressing issues during the five decades of continuous engagement in disarmament and non-proliferation education.


List of acronyms 

Notes on Contributors

Introduction, Paolo Foradori, Giampiero Giacomello, Alessandro Pascolini

Part I – Early Attempts to Arms Control

Technological Aspects of World Security
Bernard T. Feld

Anti-ballistic Missiles
Francesco Calogero

International Relations and Game Theory
Anatol Rapoport

The Origins of MIRV
Herbert F. York

The Importance of Agreements
Thomas Schelling

The Fallacy of Thinking Conventionally about Nuclear Weapons
Hans J. Morgenthau

Strategic Arms Limitation and Military Strategic Concepts
Michail A. Milstein

Part II – The Hard Times, 1978-1989

Radiation Hazards in Fission Fuel Cycles
Joseph Rotblat

The Dilemma of European Theatre Nuclear Arms Control
Lawrence Freedman

Nuclear Arms Control: Obstacles to Agreement
George Bunn

International Systemic Features Inhibiting Disarmament and Arms Control
David Carlton

The Problem of the Nuclear First-Use Option
Cui Liru

The Problem of Extended Deterrence in NATO
Jane M. O. Sharp

Minimum Deterrence and International Security
Richard H. Ullman

Part III – After the Cold War

Weapons on Earth and in Space: Global Security in the New International Situation
Richard L. Garwin

The Non-Proliferation Treaty and the German Choice Not to Proliferate
Harald Müller

US-Russian Cooperation on Fissile Material Security and Disposition
Frank von Hippel and Oleg Bukharin

The New Verification Game and Technologies at our Disposal
Patricia Lewis

Nuclear Deterrence, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation
Alexei G. Arbatov

Nuclear Abolition or Nuclear Umbrella? Choices and Contradictions in United States Proposals
Matthew Evangelista

Conclusion: ISODARCO as an Epistemic Community
Paolo Foradori, Giampiero Giacomello, Alessandro Pascolini

Afterword. Historical notes on ISODARCO
Carlo Schaerf

Selected Bibliography