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China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement

Nicola Horsburgh


This book explores China’s engagement with global nuclear order since 1949. Engagement refers to the process of creating, consolidating, and maintaining nuclear order by assessing the methods China adopts, as well as the motivations behind its policy and the implications of its actions for global nuclear politics. Overall, it is argued that in the 1950s and 1960s, even before nuclear order existed, China had an inadvertent hand in its creation, contributing to American and Soviet thinking about how best to build an order, as well as offering its own ideas based on socialist proliferation. Then ... More

Keywords: China, global nuclear order, multilateral arms control, nuclear strategy, Non-Proliferation Treaty, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706113
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706113.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Horsburgh, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford