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Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
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 th ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Cornell University Press
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Very fine reading although sometimes the author seems to be a little bit rush in pushing his ideas on the proliferation risks of nuclear cooperation. The qualitative analysis of cases study is equally impressive if one can discount the obvious (standard/traditional) American point of view when approaching the cases (if you cannot, then the cases will sometimes appear extraordinary in term of legal equal footing and global justice - but world politics is never about equality and justice, we have ...more