Nonproliferation Primer

Nonproliferation Primer

Preventing the Spread of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons

By Randall Forsberg, William Driscoll, Gregory Webb and Jonathan Dean





This primer provides an overview of the technical background needed to understand today's nonproliferation issues. It describes all the existing types of weapons of mass destruction and examines the threats they pose and their implications for regional and international security. The authors identify countries that have, or may have, programmes to develop such weapons, describe the technology needed to continue such programmes, and examine the extent to which these programmes violate existing international agreements. They also outline existing unilateral and multilateral measures designed to curb proliferation and discuss new measures that could strengthen current nonproliferation efforts.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262061834 157 pp. | 5.9 in x 8.9 in


$20.00 X ISBN: 9780262560955 157 pp. | 5.9 in x 8.9 in


  • This collaborative effort demystifies nuclear proliferation. Whether you are concerned, confused, or merely curious, this bookshould be on your shelf. It is a rich resource and a valuableguide to action.

    James Leonard

    former U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva


  • Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 1996.