Arms Control and Disarmament

50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education

  • Paolo Foradori
  • Giampiero Giacomello
  • Alessandro Pascolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Bernard T. Feld
      Pages 5-12
    3. Francesco Calogero
      Pages 13-37
    4. Anatol Rapoport
      Pages 39-50
    5. Herbert F. York
      Pages 51-64
    6. Thomas Schelling
      Pages 65-78
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-107
    2. Joseph Rotblat
      Pages 109-123
    3. Jane M. O. Sharp
      Pages 169-181
    4. Richard H. Ullman
      Pages 183-209
  4. Part III

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 329-371

About this book


"Few volumes on nuclear weapons and nuclear policy can match the quality of the ISODARCO 50th Anniversary collection, which excels in the authors' thoughtfulness and the range and significance of the issues they clarify."

- Bruce D. Larkin, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

  "This interesting volume brings together a stellar cast of international experts on nuclear policy and arms control.  Their contributions echo the history of the nuclear age over more than five decades and display the evolution of thinking about the dangers and the imperatives associated with nuclear weapons.  This collection also reflects the unique role that ISODARCO has played in the field for more than half a century."

- Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

  "This collection of essays featuring many of the leading thinkers on nuclear disarmament, arms control and verification should be essential reading for both practitioners and researchers in the field.”

- Tariq Rauf, former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, International Atomic Energy Agency

This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of most prominent scholars and practitioners who contributed in fundamental ways to shaping policies, strategies, theories, scholarly studies, and debates in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. On the occasion of ISODARCO's 50th anniversary this book revisits a selection of contributions that capture the pressing issues during the five decades of continuous engagement in disarmament and non-proliferation education.


Nuclear education Education in arms control Education in nuclear disarmament Non-proliferation Non-Proliferation Treaty Global security Anti-Ballistic Missiles International relations Game theory MIRV Nuclear weapons Strategic Arms Limitation Military Strategic Concepts Nuclear Arms Control Cold War Europe America Russia Fission Fuel Cycles Nuclear First-Use Option

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Foradori
    • 1
  • Giampiero Giacomello
    • 2
  • Alessandro Pascolini
    • 3
  1. 1.School of International StudiesUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Astronomy “Galileo Galilei”University of PaduaPaduaItaly

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