The Development of Current Non-Proliferation Policies

  • M. J. Wilmshurst

Abstract

The problem of nuclear proliferation is as old as nuclear power and nuclear weapons: how to enable the world to enjoy the benefits of the former without spreading the ability to make the latter. A radical and simple solution, which has found some support from the beginning, is to do without nuclear power and to abolish nuclear weapons. Yet nuclear power exists and the need for it is widespread. Nuclear weapons also exist, and although those who possess them are the most concerned about limiting their spread, no nuclear-weapon state has set an example to the world by giving up its weapons, nor is there any evidence that the world would be greatly influenced by such an act of renunciation.

Keywords

Europe Benzine Uranium Brittle Explosive 

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© John Simpson and Anthony G. McGrew 1984

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