AUTHORCampbell, Kurt M. / Einhorn, Robert J. / Reiss, Mitchell B., Eds.
TITLEThe Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider Their Nuclear Choices
PUBLISHERBrookings Institution Press
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2004
ISBN0-8157-1330-4


This collection of essays about nuclear proliferation in nations is edited by three distinguished foreign policy practitioners with extensive government experience. It analyzes past nuclear non-proliferation attempts and the possibility of a future that includes many countries with nuclear weapons. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which evaluates why certain countries may originally have decided to renounce nuclear weapons and considers why they might now want to proceed with nuclear development. The second part presents case studies of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan and discusses factors that may influence their future nuclear status. The third part outlines the future of nuclear weapons and advocates prevention of the “tipping point," at which many countries find development of nuclear weapons to be desirable.


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