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

Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig

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
Genre
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
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kroenig, Matthew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Arms transfers
  • Technology transfer
  • Military assistance
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Security, International
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Arms transfers
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Security, International
  • Technology transfer
Label
Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig
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
Contents
Explaining nuclear assistance -- The correlates of nuclear assistance -- Israel's nuclear program : French assistance and U.S. resistance -- Common enemies, growling dogs, and A.Q. Khan's Pakistan : nuclear supply in other countries -- Importing the bomb : nuclear assistance and nuclear proliferation
Control code
ocn744545702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458910
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rbcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744545702
Label
Exporting the bomb : technology transfer and the spread of nuclear weapons, Matthew Kroenig
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
Contents
Explaining nuclear assistance -- The correlates of nuclear assistance -- Israel's nuclear program : French assistance and U.S. resistance -- Common enemies, growling dogs, and A.Q. Khan's Pakistan : nuclear supply in other countries -- Importing the bomb : nuclear assistance and nuclear proliferation
Control code
ocn744545702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458910
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rbcq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744545702

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