Weapons of Mass Destruction and Emerging Technologies | Rowman & Littlefield
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Emerging Technologies
This series focuses on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) (nuclear, chemical, radiological, biological) and the consequences or threats deriving from the advent of new and emerging technologies (AI, cyber, autonomous weapons, drones, and a range of others).

The series welcomes a variety historical, contemporary, traditional, and non-traditional approaches from emerging scholars, established academics and/or those involved in the IR, foreign policy, and security domains.

The series seeks to attain assessments that unpack the concerns and complexities deriving from nuclear weapons and the other WMD variants. Clearly, today, more states in more unstable regions have attained such weapons, terrorists continue to pursue them, and the command and control systems in even the most sophisticated states remain susceptible not only to system and human error but, increasingly, to cyber-attacks. The failure of armed states to disarm, the inability to prevent new states and non-state actors from gaining access to WMDs, and the expansion of nuclear energy plants present a real security danger. All views across the disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and deterrence spectrum in addressing such concerns are welcome.

The series also extends its reach and engagement with the emergence of new technologies in the context of global security, including: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as drones; and the advent of Lethally Autonomous Weapons (LAWs) which raise ethical questions about the use (and misuse) of military power. Additionally, other emergent technologies contributing to the complexity of security dynamics including 3D printing, nanotechnology and quantum computing, bioengineering, and digitisation technologies are also explored. The contribution of the volumes in the series are timely and necessary.

International Advisory Board:
Philip Baxter, Center for Policy Research at the University of Albany, SUNY
Elisabeth Röhrlich, University of Vienna
Sarah Kreps, Cornell University
Reuben Steff, University of Waikato
Julia Macdonald, University of Denver



Editor(s): Aiden Warren and Joseph M. Siracusa
Staff editorial contact: Dhara Snowden (dsnowden@rowman.com)