Within each topic, resources are organized in chronological order

The US-Soviet Arms Race and US Nuclear Primacy

Link | Kahn (1960) ‘The Arms Race and Some of Its Hazards,’ Daedalus, 89(4) 744-780

Link | Bundy (1969) ‘To Cap the Volcano,’ Foreign Affairs, 48(1) 1-20

Link | Wohlstetter (1974) ‘Is There a Strategic Arms Race?’ Foreign Policy, No. 15 (Summer 1974) 3-20

Link | Wohlstetter, Netze, Alsop, Halperin & Stone (1974) ‘Is There A Strategic Arms Race? Rivals But No “Race”‘, Foreign Policy, No.16 (Autumn 1974) 48-92

Link | Warnke (1975) ‘Apes on a Treadmill,’ Foreign Policy, No.18 (Spring 1975) 12-29

Link | Jervis (1978) ‘Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma,’ World Politics, 30(2) 167-214

Link | Diehl (1983) ‘Arms Races and Escalation: A closer look,’ Journal of Peace Research, 20(3) 205-212

Link | Lieber & Press (2006) ‘The End of MAD?  The Nuclear Dimension of US Primacy,’ International Security, 30(4) 7-44

Link | Lieber & Press (2006) ‘The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy,’ Foreign Affairs, March/April 2006

Link | Flory et al (2006) ‘Nuclear Exchange: Does Washington really have (or want) nuclear primacy,’ Foreign Affairs, Sep/Oct

First Strike Policy

Link | Levine (1993) ‘Uniform Deterrence of Nuclear First Use,’  (RAND MR231)

 

Link | Gompert, Watman & Wilkening (1995) US Nuclear Declaratory Policy: the question of nuclear first use, (RAND MR596)

Link | Kaplan (2001) ‘JFK’s First-Strike Plan,’ The Atlantic, October 2001

‘Atoms for Peace’ and International Control of Atomic Energy

Link | Acheson-Lilienthal (1946) A Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy, 16 March

Strategic vs Tactical Nuclear Weapons

Link |  Brodie (1954) ‘Nuclear Weapons: strategic or tactical?’ Foreign Affairs, Vol.32, No.2 (Jan 1954), 217-229

Nuclear Non-Use and the Nuclear Taboo

Link | Gizewski (1996) ‘From Winning Weapon to Destroyer of Worlds: the nuclear taboo in international politics,’ International Journal, 51(3) 397-419

Link | Tannenwald (2005) ‘Stigmatizing the Bomb: origins of the nuclear taboo,’ International Security, 29(4) 5-49

Link | Farrell (2010) ‘Nuclear Non-use: constructing a Cold War History,’ Review of International Studies, 36, 819-829

Casualties and Effects of Nuclear War

Link | Batten (1966) ‘The Effects of Nuclear War on Weather and Climate,’ RAND Corporation (RAND RM4989)

Link | Lowry (1966) ‘The Post-Attack Population of the US,’  (RAND RM5115)

Link | Sagan (1983) ‘Nuclear War and Climatic Catastrophe: some policy implications,’ Foreign Affairs, 62(2) 257-292

Link | Sakharov (1983) ‘The Danger of Thermonuclear War,’ Foreign Affairs, Summer 1983

Link | Eden (2004) ‘City on Fire,’ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 60(1) 32-37

Link | Perry, Carter & May (2007) ‘After the Bomb,’ The New York Times, 12 June, 2007

Miscellaneous

Link |  Brodie (1947) ‘The Atomic Dilemma,’ The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol.249 (Jan 1947), 32-41

Link | Brodie (1948) ‘The Atom Bomb as Policy Maker,’ Foreign Affairs, October 1948

Link | Brodie (1949) ‘Strategy as a Science,’ World Politics, 1(4) 467-488

Link |  Brodie (1955) ‘Some Notes on the Evolution of Air Doctrine,’ World Politics, Vol.7, No.3 (Apr 1955), 349-370

Link | Kissinger (1958) ‘Nuclear Testing and the Problem of Peace,’ Foreign Affairs, October 1958

Link | Wohlstetter (1963) ‘Scientists, Seers and Strategy,’ Foreign Affairs, 41(3) 466-478

Link | Hsieh (1963) ‘Communist China and Nuclear Force,’  (RAND P2719-1)

Link | Brodie (1971) ‘The Impact of Technological Change on the International System: Reflections on prediction,’ Journal of International Affairs, 25(2) 209-223

Link | Brodie (1971) ‘Why Were We So (Strategically) Wrong?’ Foreign Policy, No.5 (Winter 1971-72) 151-161

Link | Nye (1987) ‘Nuclear Learning and US-Soviet Security Regimes,’ International Organization, 41(3) 371-402

Link | Trachtenberg (1988) ‘A Wasting Asset – American Strategy and the Shifting Nuclear Balance, 1949-54,’ International Security, 13(3) 5-

Link | Jervis (1988) ‘The Political Effects of Nuclear Weapons: a comment,’ International Security, 13(2) 80-90

Link | Waltz (1990) ‘Nuclear Myths and Political Realities,’ The American Political Science Review, 84(3) 731-745

Link | Smetana, Nuclear Weapons and Strategy, lecture slides