"The Spread of Nuclear Weapons"--a Review
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This paper reviews the book "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons" through comparing and contrasting the viewpoints of its authors, Kenneth Waltz and Scott Sagan. The claims of both Waltz and Sagan are examined as well as the larger arguments from realists and liberals regarding the spread of nuclear weapons. Waltz's realist arguments are contrasted with the more international liberalism of Sagan's protests against adding nuclear weapons in nations which have not traditionally had such programs. The current situation in North Korea is highlighted as an example for each perspective.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Allison, Graham. Essence of Decision: explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. London: Harper-Collins, 1971, pp. 10-38.
- Cha, Victor, "Korea's Place in the Axis," Foreign Affairs, 81:3.
- Cha, Victor in "Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and Stability: A Case for Sober Optimism," in Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features, Muthia Alagappa, ed., Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002, pp. 458-498.
- Cheng, Joseph Yu-shek, "China and the Korean Situation: The Challenge of Pyongyang's Brinkmanship," in East Asia, Winter 2003.
- Kang, David and Victor Cha Nuclear North Korea, Kang and Cha, New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
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