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

Getting to Zero

The Path to Nuclear Disarmament

ANDALO (Trento) 2009

Edited by Catherine M. Kelleher, Judith Reppy

Published by Stanford Security Studies, 2011
432 pages
ISBN 9780804777025

<strong>About the Book</strong>

President Obama’s steps toward nuclear disarmament have so far been “more expectable than revolutionary, but they do emphasize renewed American leadership,” according to a new book co-edited by long-time ISODARCO participants Catherine McArdle Kelleher of Brown University and the University of Maryland, and Judith V. Reppy of Cornell University. Getting to Zero: The Path to Nuclear Disarmament (Stanford University Press, 2011) takes on the much-debated goal of nuclear zero – exploring the serious policy questions raised by nuclear disarmament and suggesting practical steps for the nuclear weapon states to take to achieve it. The book documents the successes and failures of six decades of attempts to control nuclear weapons proliferation and asks the urgent questions about what else world leaders, politicians, non-government organizations, and scholars must address if nuclear zero is to be a real policy goal.
Published in hard and paperback versions and in e-book format, the collection emerged from a series of conversations and exchanges that took place under the Carnegie Corporation project “Dialogue among Americans, Russians, and Europeans” (DARE), which in turn influenced several ISODARCO programs led by Reppy and Kelleher. To cite only a few of the familiar ISODARCO lecturers included in Getting to Zero, there are articles by Alexei Arbatov, Nadia Arbatova, Marco DeAndreis, Matthew Evangelista, Venance Journe, and Jeffrey Lewis, as well as by Kelleher and Reppy themselves.


Catherine McArdle Kelleher

How We Got to Where We Are

The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
David Holloway

Advocacy for Nuclear Disarmament: A Global Revival?
Randy Rydell

Is a World without Nuclear Weapons Attainable? Comparative Perspectives on Goals and Prospects
Golz Neuneck.

Past Decisions, Future Perspectives

The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal and Zero: Sizing and Planning for Use-Past, Present, and Future
Lynn Eden

Nuclear Deterrence, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation
Alexei G. Arbatv

British Thinking on Nuclear Weapons
Ian Anthony

France’s Nuclear Stance: Independence, Unilateralism, and Adaptation
Venance Journé

Challenges for U.S.-China Strategic Stability in the Obama Administration
Jeffrey Lewis

Regional Consequences

Europe, Nuclear Disarmament, and Nonproliferation: What Next?
Nadia Alexandrova-Arbatova

Israel’s Nuclear Future: Iran, Opacity, and the Vision of Global Zero
Avner Cohen

Iran Policy on the Way to Zero
Jill Marie Lewis with Laicie Olson

India and Nuclear Zero
Waheguru Pai Singh Sidhu

Issues and Constraints

Fissile Materials and Disarmament: Long-term Goals, Short-term
Steps James M. Acton

Nuclear Zero at the Weapons Laboratories
Judith Reppy

Is the Civil Nuclear Industry Relevant to Nuclear Disarmament?
Marco De Andreis and Simon Moore

Nuclear Abolition or Nuclear Umbrella? Choices and Contradictions in U.S. Proposals
Matthew Evangelista

American Conventional Superiority: The Balancing Act 
Dennis M. Gormley

What Next?

Steps toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
David Holloway

Practical Steps toward Nuclear Zero
Peler Dombrawski