The Resource Atomic assistance : how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity, Matthew Fuhrmann, (electronic book)

Atomic assistance : how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity, Matthew Fuhrmann, (electronic book)

Label
Atomic assistance : how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity
Title
Atomic assistance
Title remainder
how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Fuhrmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nuclear technology is dual use in nature, meaning that it can be used to produce nuclear energy or to build nuclear weapons. Despite security concerns about proliferation, the United States and other nuclear nations have regularly shared with other countries nuclear technology, materials, and knowledge for peaceful purposes. In Atomic Assistance, Matthew Fuhrmann argues that governments use peaceful nuclear assistance as a tool of economic statecraft. Nuclear suppliers hope that they can reap the benefits of foreign aid-improving relationships with their allies, limiting the influence of their adversaries, enhancing their energy security by gaining favorable access to oil supplies-without undermining their security. By providing peaceful nuclear assistance, however, countries inadvertently help spread nuclear weapons. Fuhrmann draws on several cases of "Atoms for Peace," including U.S. civilian nuclear assistance to Iran from 1957 to 1979; Soviet aid to Libya from 1975 to 1986; French, Italian, and Brazilian nuclear exports to Iraq from 1975 to 1981; and U.S. nuclear cooperation with India from 2001 to 2008. He also explores decision making in countries such as Japan, North Korea, Pakistan, South Africa, and Syria to determine why states began (or did not begin) nuclear weapons programs and why some programs succeeded while others failed. Fuhrmann concludes that, on average, countries receiving higher levels of peaceful nuclear assistance are more likely to pursue and acquire the bomb-especially if they experience an international crisis after receiving aid
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Fuhrmann, Matthew
Dewey number
327.1/747
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5675
LC item number
.F85 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Nuclear industry
  • Technology transfer
  • Technical assistance
  • Security, International
Label
Atomic assistance : how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity, Matthew Fuhrmann, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10580603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 319 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Atomic assistance : how "atoms for peace" programs cause nuclear insecurity, Matthew Fuhrmann, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10580603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 319 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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