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Description - Nuclear Terrorism by Gavin Cameron

Will the twenty-first century see terrorist fingers on the nuclear trigger? How likely is it terrorists will obtain weapons of mass destruction? What factors would determine their decision to use them? Gavin Cameron assesses the causes for, and implications of, the escalating lethality of terrorism. The growing opportunities for nuclear proliferation, primarily arising from the collapse of the Soviet Union are explained. The book concludes that the organisational and psychological pressures within terrorist groups and the changing nature of political violence combined with the heightened danger of nuclear micro-proliferation have made mass-destructive terrorism the greatest non-traditional threat to international security in the world today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312219833
ISBN-10: 0312219830
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Palgrave USA
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 7-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gavin Cameron

GAVIN CAMERON is Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He previously taught at the University of St Andrews where he received his doctorate.