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Spreading Temptation: Why Nuclear Export Strategies Backfire

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines whether civilian nuclear assistance raises the likelihood that countries will begin nuclear weapons programs, particularly if they experience an international crisis after ... More


Have International Institutions Made the World Safer?

Matthew Fuhrmann

in Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines whether the policies instituted by the international community, led by major powers such as the United States, to separate the peaceful and military uses of the atom have been ... More


The Politics of Nuclear Weapons: China as a Nuclear Power

Rosemary Foot

in The Practice of Power: US Relations with China since 1949

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292920
eISBN:
9780191599286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292929.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the third of four chapters focusing on America’s perceptions of China’s capabilities, and dwelling on the correspondence between those perceptions and the projected consequences. It presents ... More


Sanctions, Centrifuges, and Exit, 1989–2003

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter narrates the period between 1989 and 2003 when the Libyan nuclear weapons program took a clandestine turn while the regime's ambivalence on the nuclear question deepened. The regime ... More


Saddam’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1981–1987

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the Iraqi nuclear weapons program, which was implemented after the strike on Osirak on June 7, 1981. In the wake of the strike, Saddam Hussein requested Jafar Dhiya Jafar to ... More


Introduction

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter claims that the way autocrats fare in their pursuit of nuclear weapons programs is related to the way they treat their states. For instance, Saddam Hussein solidified his ... More


Crises and a Crash Program, 1988–1991

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter narrates how tensions came to a head when the leaders of the nuclear weapons program accused the military–industrial complex of delaying their progress. After Jafar Dhiya Jafar and Humam ... More


Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Kevin P. Gallagher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

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 ... More


Iraq Explores the Atom, 1956–1973

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

in Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program and traces its fate between the 1958 coup d'état, the decisive ascent of the Baath regime in 1968, and Saddam Hussein's ... More


Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, but few manage to acquire them. Autocrats seeking nuclear weapons fail in different ways and to varying degrees—Iraq almost managed it; Libya did not ... More


Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea

Kyung-Ae Park (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837396
eISBN:
9780824871154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The concept of security has undergone significant change in the past few decades: it has been broadened to include a greater number of potential threats and an increased number of relevant actors. ... More


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