Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries by Lawrence Rubin and Adam N. Stulberg, Editors

Join us as Ambassador Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor, and Rebecca Hersman, Senior Adviser in the International Security Program and Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues at CSIS, discuss this new volume with the editors, Lawrence Rubin and Adam Stulberg of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

During the Cold War, many believed that the superpowers held a common view of strategic stability that bolstered nuclear deterrence. In reality, the United States and Soviet Union understood this concept quite differently. In today’s international system, with even more nuclear-armed states, alternative perspectives on how to avoid nuclear use could have enormous consequences. The End of Strategic Stability? Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries sheds light on this issue by examining how different states in different regions approach deterrence and view the prospects of nuclear use. The contributors to this volume explore policies of current and potential nuclear powers including the United States, Russia, China, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

The End of Strategic Stability? makes an important contribution toward understanding how nuclear weapons will impact the international system in the twenty-first century and will be useful to students, scholars, and practitioners of nuclear weapons policy.

About the editors:

Lawrence Rubin is an associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author and editor of three books, including Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics.

Adam N. Stulberg is Neal Family Chair and CoDirector of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy at the Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author and editor of five books including, the co-edited volume The Nuclear Energy Renaissance and International Security.