AUTHORWirtz, James J. / Lavoy, Peter R., Eds.
TITLEOver the Horizon Proliferation Threats
PUBLISHERStanford University Press
CITYStanford, CA
DATE PUBLISHED2012
ISBN978-0-8047-7401-7


This collection of essays addresses why some governments and policy makers in diverse nations have chosen not to produce nuclear weapons. Chapters written by different authors are grouped into two sections. The first section concerns the decisions of Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela to reject nuclear weapons. Authors in the second section discuss methods of fostering nonproliferation including strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), lessons learned from the efforts to halt Libyan proliferation, and the impact of changing nuclear strategies and biological weapons development. The book provides useful insights on why some nations have chosen not to acquire nuclear weapons and how that reasoning may be applied to strengthen global nonproliferation efforts.


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