Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
November 16, 2009


Compiled by the Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach (ISN/SPO)
Washington, DC

Arms Control and Cooperative Security, Jeffery A. Larsen and James J. Wirtz, eds. Lynne Rienner Publishers, July 2009. *NEW*

Avoiding the Abyss: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating the WMD Threat. Jim A. Davis and Barry R. Schneider, eds. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: USAF Counterproliferation Center, March 2005.

Best of Intentions: America’s Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation, Henry D. Sokolski, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.

Biohazard, Ken Alibek and Stephen Handelsman, Delta, 2000.

Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 2004.

Bioviolence, Barry Kellman, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

The Bomb: A New History, Stephen M. Younger, Ecco Publishing, 2010. *NEW*

Bomb Scare: The History & Future of Nuclear Weapons, Joseph Cirincione, New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Containing Missile Proliferation: Strategic Technology, Security Regimes, and International cooperation in Arms Control, Dinshaw Mistry, Seattle: University Press of Washington, 2003.

Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defense, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century, Alexander T. Lennon, ed., Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.

Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear Biological and Chemical Threats, Joseph Cirincione, Jon B. Wolfsthal, and Miriam Rajkumar. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005.

Debating 21st Century Nuclear Issues, Owen C.W. Price, and Jenifer Mackby, eds., Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.

Deterring America: Rogue States and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Derek D. Smith, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives, Sohail H. Hashmi and Steven P. Lee, eds., Cambridge University Press, July 2004.

Future War and Counterproliferation: U.S. Military Responses to NBC Proliferation Threats, Barry R. Schneider, Westport: Praeger, 1999.

Germs, Judith Miller, Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Global Non-Proliferation and Counter-Terrorism: The Impact of UNSCR 1540, Olivia Bosch and Peter van Ham, eds. London: Chatham House, 2007.

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences, Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 2006.

Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis, Joel S. Wit, Brookings Institution Press, 2005.

The Hot Zone, Richard Preston, Random House, 1997.

In the Eyes of the Experts, Taylor Bolz, ed., United States Institute of Peace Press, 2009. *NEW*

India’s Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation, George Perkovich, University of California Press, 1999.

Know Thy Enemy: Profiles of Adversary Leaders and Their Strategic Cultures, Barry R. Schneider and Jerrold M. Post, eds., USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, November 2002.

Libya and Nuclear Proliferation: Stepping Back from the Brink, Wyn Q. Bowen, Adelphi Paper 380, London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2006.

Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, Mike Chinoy, St. Martin's Press, 2008.

Nuclear Deterrence and Non-Proliferation, Alexi Arbatov and Vladimir Dvorkin, eds.. Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center, 2006.

The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation, Thomas C. Reed, Zenith Press, 2009. *NEW*

Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia & the Middle East, Etel Solingen, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Global Order, Harald Muller, David Fischer, and Wolfgang Kotter, Oxford University Press, 1994.

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation, Robert F. Mozley, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.

Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East: Directions and Policy Options in the New Century, James A. Russell, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation, Jacques E. C. Hymans, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, George P. Shultz, Steven P. Andreasen, Sidney D. Drell, and James E. Goodby, Eds., Hoover Institution Press, December 30, 2008

Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network, Gordon Corera, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking, Jeffrey A. Larsen, Kerry M. Kartchner , and Jeannie L. Johnson, Palgrave Macmillan, January 2009. *NEW*

War of Nerves, Jonathan Tucker, Pantheon, 2006.

Weapons of Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, (www.wmdcommission.org), 2006.

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