Bridled Ambition

Bridled Ambition

Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities

By Mitchell Reiss

Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Paperback, 9780943875712, 356pp.

Publication Date: April 1995

"At a time when nuclear proliferation is becoming an increasingly ominous threat to global stability, Mitchell Reiss's book provides the much-needed perspective. Thoroughly researched, systematic and probing in analysis, and significant in its conclusions." -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser, 1977-1981

"Judiciously lays out the wins and draws of recent nonproliferation efforts, drawing our attention to the good policies and good fortune that can play a role in this struggle." -- S.S. Hecker, Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

"Matching a critical eye with meticulous research, Reiss slices through diplomatic smokescreens and uncovers a wealth of new information about nuclear programs in nine countries." -- Leslie H. Gelb, President, Council on Foreign Relations.

"A thought-provoking work -- one that offers some useful balm to the fevered discourse over nuclear proliferation... A valuable and well-written reminder that in fighting the world's fight we cannot ignore our occasional clear and even partial successes." -- R. James Woolsey, Director of Central Intelligence, 1992-1995

About the Author
Mitchell Reiss is a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a consultant to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.