Announcing the publication of a new book, Nuclear Latency and Hedging: Concepts, History, and Issues from the Nuclear International History Project.

Edited by Joseph F. Pilat of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the book compiles the presentations from two workshops on nuclear latency in 2014 and 2017 with chapters from:

Michael Nacht, Ariel E. Levite, Andreas Persbo, Kory Sylvester, Leopoldo Nuti, Richard Nephew, Matias Spektor, Akira Kurosaki, Lyong Choi, Toby Dalton, Matthew Fuhrmann, Tristian A. Volpe, and Joseph F. Pilat.


1. Introduction - Joseph F. Pilat

2. Observations on Latency and Hedging - Michael Nacht

3. Nuclear Hedging and Latency: History, Concepts, and Issues - Ariel E. Levite

4. Latent Nuclear Power, Hedging, and Irreversibility - Andreas Persbo

5. Future Directions in Nuclear Latency and Its Management - Kory Sylvester

6. Italy as a Hedging State? The Problematic Ratification of the Nonproliferation Treaty - Leopoldo Nuti

7. Nuclear Latency in Iran - Richard Nephew

8. Without Reversal: Brazil as a Latent Nuclear State - Matias Spektor

9. International Nuclear Cooperation and Nuclear-Weapon Potential: Japan's Reprocessing Capability Development in the 1950s and 1960s - Akira Kurosaki

10. Bluff and Bluster: South Korea's Nuclear Latency in the 1970s - Lyong Choi

11. Policy Implications of Nuclear Hedging: Observations on East Asia - Toby Dalton

12. Nuclear Latency, Deterrence, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament - Joseph F. Pilat

13. Explaining the Proliferation of Latent Nuclear Capabilities - Matthew Fuhrmann

14. Atomic Leverage: Compellence with Nuclear Latency - Tristan A. Volpe