Introduction; 1. How are nuclear weapons special? 2. The theory of butter-for-bombs agreements: how potential power coerces concessions; 3. Does nuclear proficiency induce compliance? 4. The diplomacy of butter-for-bombs agreements; 5. Arms treaties and the changing credibility of preventive war; 6. You get what you give: endogenous nuclear reversal; 7. Preventive strikes: when states call the wrong 'bluff'; 8. Lessons learned.
This book uses formal models to explore the conditions under which nuclear agreements are credible.
William Spaniel is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously served as a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is also the author of Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook (2011).
'... this book is another useful contribution to the extensive literature on nuclear proliferation.' J. Fields, Choice