Space Weapons and International Security

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorBhupendra Jasani

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The efforts of the United States to develop defences against ballistic missiles (the Strategic Defense Initiative) is one of the most hotly debated topics of our time. This authoritative book contributes to the debate by presenting th searching and wide-ranging views of twenty-sixinternational experts on the technical, legal, political, and military aspects of space weapons. They address such questions as: What are the technological promises and problems of strategic defence? What effects will SDI have on the arms race or on deterring nuclear war? How do China, India, andJapan perceive SDI? What can be done to guard international stability? These papers, which express every range of opinion on SDI, from an unqualified approval to total scepticism, are prefaced by an overview by the editor of the volume.

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The efforts of the United States to develop defences against ballistic missiles (the Strategic Defense Initiative) is one of the most hotly debated topics of our time. This authoritative book contributes to the debate by presenting th searching and wide-ranging views of twenty-sixinternational experts on the technical, legal, politica...

Bhupendra Jasani is Head of SIPRI's programme of research on the military use of outer space.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:382 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198291027

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'an exceptionally fine collection of detailed information on virtually every aspect of space weapons and their implications. As a work of reference it will be indispensable.' RUSI Journal