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The Resource Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig, (electronic book)

Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig, (electronic book)

Label
Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons
Title
Exporting the bomb
Title remainder
technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Kroenig
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a vitally important book for anyone interested in nuclear proliferation, defense strategy, or international security, Matthew Kroenig points out that nearly every country with a nuclear weapons arsenal received substantial help at some point from a more advanced nuclear state. Why do some countries help others to develop nuclear weapons? Many analysts assume that nuclear transfers are driven by economic considerations. States in dire economic need, they suggest, export sensitive nuclear materials and technology-and ignore the security risk-in a desperate search for hard currency. Kroenig challenges this conventional wisdom. He finds that state decisions to provide sensitive nuclear assistance are the result of a coherent, strategic logic. The spread of nuclear weapons threatens powerful states more than it threatens weak states, and these differential effects of nuclear proliferation encourage countries to provide sensitive nuclear assistance under certain strategic conditions. Countries are more likely to export sensitive nuclear materials and technology when it would have the effect of constraining an enemy and less likely to do so when it would threaten themselves. In Exporting the Bomb, Kroenig examines the most important historical cases, including France's nuclear assistance to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s; the Soviet Union's sensitive transfers to China from 1958 to 1960; China's nuclear aid to Pakistan in the 1980s; and Pakistan's recent technology transfers, with the help of "rogue" scientist A.Q. Khan, from 1987 to 2002. Understanding why states provide sensitive nuclear assistance not only adds to our knowledge of international politics but also aids in international efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kroenig, Matthew
Dewey number
327.1/747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5665
LC item number
.K76 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Arms transfers
  • Technology transfer
  • Military assistance
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Security, International
Label
Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig, (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
ebr10457686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801448577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig, (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
ebr10457686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801448577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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