Nuclear Modernization in the 21st Century

Aiden Warren (Redaktør) ; Philip M. Baxter (Redaktør)

This collection examines the extent to which nuclear weapons modernization has become a significant point of concern and consideration in international security. Recent statements and substantial investments by nuclear weapon possessor states in the upkeep and modernization of their nuclear postures - particularly the United States, Russia and China - illustrate a return of primacy and the salience of nuclear forces in international politics. Les mer
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This collection examines the extent to which nuclear weapons modernization has become a significant point of concern and consideration in international security. Recent statements and substantial investments by nuclear weapon possessor states in the upkeep and modernization of their nuclear postures - particularly the United States, Russia and China - illustrate a return of primacy and the salience of nuclear forces in international politics. The upgrading of systems, the introduction of new capabilities, the intermingling of new technologies, and the advancement of new strategic models, are all indicative of their elevation in importance and reliance.


With contributions from leading thinkers in the nuclear weapons domain, this book elucidates the global strategic and policy implications such modernization efforts by the above-mentioned states will have on international security. In unpacking and conceptualizing this developing source of potential (in)security and tension, the collection not only provides a technical context, but also frames the likely effects modernization could have on the relations between these nuclear weapon powers and the larger impact upon efforts to curb nuclear weapons - both in terms of horizontal and vertical proliferation. The chapters have been arranged so as to inform a variety of stakeholders, from academics to policy-makers, by connecting analytical and normative insights, and thereby, advancing debates pertaining to where nuclear modernization sits as a point of global security consternation in the 21st century.


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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1: Introduction


Aiden Warren and Philip M. Baxter


Chapter 2: U.S. modernization efforts and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review


Hans M. Kristensen


Chapter 3: Russia's nuclear modernization


Philip M. Baxter


Chapter 4: U.S.-Russian bilateral disarmament


Cameron Trainer


Chapter 5: Chinese nuclear strategy


Susan Turner Haynes


Chapter 6: U.S. nuclear weapons modernization and the impact on the nuclear nonproliferation regime


Aiden Warren


Chapter 7: NATO nuclear modernization


Steven Pifer


Chapter 8: Through a crystal ball, dimly: nuclear modernization's anticipated effects on International Relations theory


Balazs Martonffy and Eleni Ekmektsioglou


Chapter 9: Modernization a determent to international security


Kingston Reif and Alicia Sanders-Zakre


Chapter 10: Modernization as a promoter of international security: the special role of U.S. nuclear weapons


Matthew Kroenig and Christian Trotti


Chapter 11: Afterword


Philip M. Baxter and Aiden Warren

Om forfatteren

Aiden Warren is Associate Professor of International Relations at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar in Australia-United States Alliance Studies, sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT).


Philip M. Baxter is a Research Fellow with the Center for Policy Research at the University of Albany, founder and director of a data analytics and consultancy firm, and a PhD candidate in International Affairs, Science, and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology.