"This is certainly the best recent book in this field due to its depth of research and solid scholarship. The book will be a critical resource for scholars and policymakers because of its exceptionally detailed, carefully documented, and thorough analysis of the Soviet/Russian nuclear complex and weapons."--Bradley A. Thayer, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, DuluthPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote.
"No previous volume matches this book in comprehensive detail not only on the Russian nuclear forces themselves but also on the course of their development and the development of their supporting infrastructure."--Celeste A. Wallander, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
"A veritable treasure trove of information for all students of Russian nuclear weapons and strategic policy questions."--Sidney D. Drell, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
"An extremely useful volume."--Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky, Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
About the Author
Pavel Podvig is a Research Fellow at the Center for Arms Control Studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.