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Simpson, John 1943-

Works: 58 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 1,878 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Treaties 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by John Simpson
The independent nuclear state : the United States, Britain, and the military atom by John Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Independent Nuclear State: The United States, Britain and the Military Atom is a chronological account and overview of the 40-year history of British military research, development and production work in atomic energy. The United Kingdom's efforts in this field have always had close links with equivalent activities in the United States, and have often been conducted on a mutually co-operative basis. Through its description of these secret Anglo-American interactions, this study serves to highlight the degree to which the public debate in Britain over nuclear weapons has been conducted in a vacuum, as has American public policy-making over its nuclear links with the United Kingdom. This book contains descriptions of the technical evolution of British nuclear weapon designs and production models, estimates of annual output figures for fissile material and weapon types, and indications of the nature of the weapon-testing programme. Decision points are charted, such as the H-bomb development, and the factors that led to existing plans being changed are identified. The demonstrative nature of the programme until the late 1950s is illustrated, together with the rapidity with which the stockpile targets were met at the turn of that decade. The impact of the agreements with the United States, both upon weapon development and production programmes and upon stockpiling is analysed, as well as their effects upon the nuclear submarine programme. The consequences of the mid-1960s termination of weapon development are discussed, as it the later decision to restart it for the Chevaline programme. The impact of these events upon Anglo-American relations is identified, together with the recent British attempts to move to a closer political association with Europe. The study concludes by evaluating the essential nature of four decades of United Kingdom military nuclear development, and identifying the practical limits imposed by past policies upon any attempt by a British government to implement a policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament
Nuclear non-proliferation : an agenda for the 1990s( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International nuclear non-proliferation system : challenges and choices by John Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the Non-proliferation Treaty by Darryl Howlett( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995 a Conference is to be convened to review and extend the Treaty on the NonProliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The Future of the NPT brings together a distinguished group of individuals, including the elected President of the 1995 NPT Conference, to analyse four crucial agenda areas relevant to the Conference: the preConference activities to be undertaken by both States Parties and the Conference Secretariat; those security issues that relate to a review of the treaty, such as nuclear disarmament and security assurances; peaceful uses and verification questions; and regional issues. With nuclear nonproliferation currently occupying a prominent position on the international security agenda, the 1995 Conference offers a unique opportunity for a constructive discussion on these areas and it is hoped that this volume will provide a contribution to that end
Deterrence and the new global security environment by Ian R Kenyon( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers rigorously examines the current place of deterrence in international security relations, delivering the best of contemporary thinking. This is a special issue of the leading journal Contemporary Security Policy. It shows how and why nuclear deterrence was the central organizing mechanism for international security relations in the second half of the twentieth century. It has been replaced by a new global security environment in which the central role of deterrence, both nuclear and otherwise, appears to have diminished. The Cold War has been succeede
Nuclear non-proliferation : a reference handbook( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical computer programs : a compilation by Jay Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis in procurement: a case study of the TSR-2 by Geoffrey Lee Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of nuclear non-proliferation : issues at the review and extension of the NPT by John Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ploughshares into swords? The international nuclear non-proliferation network and the 1985 NPT Review Conference by John Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NPT briefing book by John Simpson( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Briefing Book is the most comprehensive source of background and reference material on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its associated regime. It is regularly used by numerous delegations at NPT meetings as a key resource and reference. This edition has been updated and revised for the 2012 NPT Preparatory Committee meeting in Vienna, Austria. The Briefing Book is separated into two sections. The first offers a comprehensive background of the NPT review process from its inception in 1975 and its evolution to the present. The second section contains the texts of relevant treaties, agreements, NPT review process documentation, and UN and IAEA reports
The need for a strong nuclear non-proliferation treaty : issues at the fourth NPT review conference by John Simpson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear submarines & non-proliferation : cause for concern by Ben Sanders( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting the final document into practice : possible ways to implement the results of the 2000 Review Conference by Tanya Ogilvie-White( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Govans maritime past by John Simpson( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective non-proliferation : the European Union and the 2005 NPT Review Conference by Darryl A Howlett( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Union has identified the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as a key threat to its security, and considers the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a cornerstone of its strategy of fighting the spread of WMD. A successful outcome of the NPT Review Conference in May 2005 is thus of essential interest to the Union. However, the chances of achieving this objective are rather slim: the unresolved question of Iran, the unclear status of North Korea, a lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Nuclear Weapons States for further steps towards disarmament, limited progress in the conclusion and implementation of the IAEA's Additional Protocol - to name only a few - are all obstacles to a successful conference. In this situation the EU, as the main protagonist of a multilateral, treaty-based approach to the fight against proliferation, has a particular responsibility to avoid the Review Conference becoming a failure. To achieve the EU's objective, member states have to overcome their traditional divergences on nuclear issues and put forward innovative proposals. This Chaillot Paper demonstrates that there is enough common ground to do so: four distinguished experts assess the main challenges currently facing the NPT regime and develop ideas for the EU's contribution to a successful conference
The nuclear landscape in 2004 : past, present, and future by John Simpson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June/July 1941 the UK Maud Committee produced two fateful reports, one on the use of uranium for a bomb, the second on its potential as a source of power. The nuclear age had begun. Fifty-nine years ago nuclear weapons were used for the first time against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since that point, a global taboo has been sustained on their use despite the slowly accelerating dissemination of knowledge of nuclear bomb design and its enabling technologies. This can only be regarded as a remarkable achievement, but one that was not inevitable. Neither is it guaranteed to last. Its achievement appears to have been a product of two factors: the inherent structural characteristics of the nuclear landscape that evolved after 1945 and the positive attempts made by governments to prevent use occurring. Among other things these attempts involved the creation of global governance structures for nuclear energy and the use of traditional bilateral diplomatic tools and, in some cases, conventional arms transfers. For the first four decades of the nuclear-weapon age, despite decolonisation and the subsequent increase in the n umber of states, the global nuclear landscape was dominated by the ideological conflicts between the leaderships of the Western and Eastern blocs. It remains unclear to what degree ideological differences drove the nuclear arming that occurred or the degree to which it was fuelled by its own internal dynamics and technological logic. The end of the ideological divide brought with it first a reduction, and then an extinguishing, of most of the antagonistic relationships that drove the first nuclear arms race. However, it took over ten years for this fact to be formally recognised by the Treaty of Moscow in 2002. It has left an ongoing conceptual, doctrinal, hardware and military materiel overhang, which continues to impact upon the threat perceptions and political configurations found in the current nuclear landscape, as well as intellectual thought concerning ti. The degree of that impact and the extent to which it will continue to influence perceptions remains problematic. While the two variables of changes in international politics and the evolution and diffusion of technology will continue to dominate the nuclear landscape for the foreseeable future, two new variables have now entered the picture. These are non-state actors/global terrorism and nuclear-weapon procurement systems operating outside the control of nation states. These new elements may take years, if not decades, to be fully assimilated into perceptions of the global political system and domestic nuclear governance mechanisms
The birth of a new era? The 1995 NPT Conference and the politics of nuclear disarmament by John Simpson( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avoidance of nuclear proliferation : reflections on a Ditchley Conference, held 11-13 February 1983 by John Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The future of the Non-proliferation Treaty
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Alternative Names
Simpson, John Charles 1943-

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