Missiles are a critical component of a country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, which is one reason why concern over missile proliferation is widespread among policy experts. Yet, there is no consensus on how to respond to the WMD missile challenge.
This week, the Bulletin closes the third and final round of our debate on this difficult topic, and asks what, if anything, can be done to constrain the spread of missile technology.
Our distinguished panel of authors includes Waheguru Pal Singh (WPS) Sidhu, senior fellow at NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Masako Ikegami, professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the previous director of the Center for Pacific Asia Studies at Stockholm University; and Sitki Egeli, a former foreign relations director of Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries who currently teaches at Izmir University of Economics.
Read on for more insights on how the world should respond to missile proliferation.
Why missile proliferation is so hard to stop, by WPS Sidhu
Missiles: The hidden force behind nuclear proliferation, by Masako Ikegami
How to revitalize missile nonproliferation, by Sitki Egeli
Missile proliferation—and ideas that might work, by WPS Sidhu
How to prevent theater nuclear warfare, by Masako Ikegami
How an emphasis on drones harms missile controls, by Sitki Egeli
To reduce missile threats, think outside the silo, by WPS Sidhu
Half-measures won't stop missile proliferation, by Masako Ikegami
Sitki Egeli's final entry is posting this week.
To limit—or expand—missile defense, Roundtable with Tatiana Anichkina, Liviu Horovitz, and Wu Riqiang
Test ban for hypersonic missiles? Roundtable with Mark Gubrud, Rajaram Nagappa, and Tong Zhao
From the John A. Simpson Archive:
Does India need ICBMs? by A. Vinod Kumar, 2012
Missile control: A multi-decade experiment in nonproliferation, by Joshua Pollack, 2011
How to avoid a new arms race, by Ivanka Barzashka, Timur Kadyshev, Göetz Neuneck, and Ivan Oelrich, 2011
Nuclear US and Soviet/Russian Intercontinental ballistic missiles, 1959-2008, by Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen
Time for a missile test ban, by Bharath Gopalaswamy and Jürgen Scheffran, 2009
Slowing the missile race, by Aluf Benn, 2002
Subcontinental missiles, by Andrew Koch and Wahegaru Pal Singh Sidhu, 1998
Do it better and smarter, by Michael Krepon, 1995
Missile mania some rules for the game, by Janne E. Nolan, 1990
The frantic Third World quest for ballistic missiles, by Aaron Karp, 1988
Missile accuracy – an arms control opportunity, by Donald MacKenzie, 1986
Two missiles in every garage, by Gerald M. Steinberg, 1983
Strategic balance and the ABM, by Franklin A. Long, 1968