The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation

  • Wyn Q. Bowen

Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Wyn Q. Bowen
      Pages 1-9
  3. Ballistic Missile Proliferation and the American Response, 1950–89

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation, 1989–93

  5. Conclusion

    1. Wyn Q. Bowen
      Pages 170-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-276

About this book


During the presidency of George Bush (1989-93), the proliferation of nuclear chemical and biological weapons, and the ballistic missiles capable of delivering them, rose greatly in significance as issues on the American security agenda. In the missile field, this became evident by the efforts of certain elements in the executive branch and several congressmen to improve domestic and international implementation of the Missile Technology Control Regime. The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation examines the political, bureaucratic and systemic issues that interacted to determine the outcome of these efforts.


executive Policy politics Proliferation technology weapons

Authors and affiliations

  • Wyn Q. Bowen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonUK

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