and nuclear proliferation
"Meditation on war", image by Michele Leonardi © April 2022
The military arsenals are full of weapons.
And there are not only nuclear weapons, but also biological, chemical, etc.
Map of nuclear-armed states of the world.
From Wikipedia, "List of states with nuclear weapons".
The list of "banned" weapons it's only a declaration of intent, necessary but not sufficient:
All the largest nuclear explosions in history,
real nuclear explosions
A most likely computer graphics simulation of
A computer graphics simulation of atomic bomb
The biggest hydrogen bomb ever dropped
compared to other atomic bombs
Nuclear Explosion Power Comparison
First milliseconds of nuclear bomb test fireball
Atomic Fireball ultra slow motion
HD Ultra high speed camera filmed
atomic bomb fireball
Hydrogen Bomb test explosion
THE DAY AFTER
starring Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams,
Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum,
John Lithgow, Amy Madigan.
Directed by Nicholas Meyer, 1983
- Stephen M. Meyer: "The dynamics of nuclear proliferation", The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA, 1984-1986.
- Lewis A. Dunn: "Containing nuclear proliferation", Brassey's for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1991.
- Pierre Goldschmidt: "U.S.-Russia strategic partnership against nuclear proliferation: From declaration to action", Center for Strategic & International studies, Washington DC, USA, 2008.
- Robert Axelord: "The Evolution of Cooperation. Revised Edition", Basic Books, 1984-2006.
How can co-operation emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists - whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals - when there is no central authority to police their actions? The author explores this central question, and its implications in this age of nuclear weapons and arms talks.
- Marcus G. Raskin and Gregory D Squires: "Warfare Welfare. The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America's Permanent War Economy", Potomac Books, Dulles, Virginia, U.S.A., 2005.
This edited volume reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy abroad and has worsened domestic problems. The editors draw from classical readings in political theory, from primary documents (including key court decisions), and from social science research to analyze such issues as the effect of militarization and combativeness on the everyday lives of Americans. The editors also address the dire connection among banking losses, the housing recession, the welfare/national security state, and the challenge of rebuilding Americans infrastructure.
- Emmanuel Todd: "After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order", Constable, 2004.
In 1975, Emmanuel Todd predicted the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, drawing on research from cultural anthropology and demography as well as economics. At the time his findings challenged a conventional wisdom that saw in the Communist world a dynamic and growing challenge to the West. Generations of Kremlinologists may not have known much, but they knew that Todd was wrong - until 1989, that is, when conventional wisdom retired hurt. Now Todd returns to the debate on the future of international power relations with another startling prediction. Far from being at the apogee of its power, the United States of America is now locked in the messy and disruptive logic of decline. Because the world has long relied on America as a source of stability, it is now desperately important for us to find a way to contain the shock waves from America's impending collapse as the sole superpower. This is not a book from an anti-American, and you will not find a smooth recitation of the standard arguments of Left or Right. It is that unfashionable thing - a determined and unembarrassed attempt to tell the truth.