Nuclear Security Summits

A History

Authors: Gill, Amandeep S.

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  • Explores the historical development of nuclear security over 1945-2006 and its contemporary practice in the Nuclear Security Summits between 2010-2016
  • Investigates the level of success of these forums and how they’ve affected the international effort to counter nuclear terrorism 
  • Uses a theoretical perspective of international learning to bring out attributes that maximise the chances of affecting change through multilateral and multi-stakeholder forums
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This book describes the four Nuclear Security Summits held over 2010-2016 at the initiative of U.S. President Barack Obama. The author draws upon his unique vantage point as a participant in the Summits, exclusive interviews with practitioners, and access to primary documents, to write an engaging history of the NSS and of nuclear security in general. The story of the NSS is also in part the story of multilateral nuclear forums, which have sprung up regularly since the dawn of the nuclear age to address perceived nuclear dangers. The success of these Summits in addressing the threat of nuclear terrorism holds important lessons for the design and work of nuclear forums today and into the future. The author presents a new approach to assessing ‘international learning’ that has important implications for the design of multilateral forums and updates the Cold War areas of nuclear knowledge being ‘learnt’ in the light of the NSS experience and other recent developments. This work will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in security studies, nuclear history, and International Relations.

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Amandeep Gill is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, UK, and Senior Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva where he leads the project on the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR). Previously, he was Executive Director of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Security Summits
Book Subtitle
A History
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28038-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28038-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28037-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-28040-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 293
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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