Disarming proposals: controlling nuclear, biological and chemical weapons by Andy Butfoy [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2005) Disarming proposals: controlling nuclear, biological and chemical weapons by Andy Butfoy [Book review]. Australian Public Intellectual Network Review of Books (39).

[img]
Preview
Text (Acccepted Version)
Gerhmann_BR2005_AV.pdf

Download (110Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Review of Andrew Butfoy, Disarming Proposals: Controlling Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. Apart from the centrality of terrorism and the 2003 Iraq War (not to mention the question of North Korea), disarmament is of great interest to the wider community as well as practitioners of strategic studies and international relations. Butfoy provides a survey of the three types of weapons, nuclear, biological and chemical, enumerating the basic differences between them. The easy availability of biological compounds such as anthrax is balanced against the difficulty in successfully disseminating them as weapons, and the author makes his concerns with misinformation on this issue evident. Indeed, the vagaries of United States policy towards WMD are covered in their own chapter in which the conditions of American exceptionalism are outlined. His assessment gives the United States a mixed score card, with much criticism but some clear praise.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 21863
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted Author's version.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 05:04
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: defence, disarmament, diplomacy
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160604 Defence Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810107 National Security
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21863

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only