1st Edition

Postures for Non-Proliferation Arms Limitation and Security Policies to Minimize Nuclear Proliferation

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    To constrain nuclear proliferation, one must, in addition to designing a proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel cycle, identify a set of long-term arms limitation and security policies for the major states. These policies should be capable of satisfying various security and political objectives of non-nuclear weapon states, thereby minimizing their incentives to acquire independent nuclear weapon capabilities, and thus collectively minimizing future nuclear proliferation. Originally published in 1979, this book attempts to identify such a comprehensive arms limitation and security regime. It reviews negotiations concerning the NPT through the end of the Review Conference of the NPT in mid-1975 and the subsequent strategic debate concerning nuclear proliferation.

    Preface.  1. Introduction  2. Arms Limitation and Security Policies for Minimizing Nuclear Proliferation: The Strategic Debate  3. Negotiations on the NPT, 1965-68  4. The 1975 Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT  5. Conclusion.  References.  Appendix.  Index.

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    SIPRI
    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute