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Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Shane J. Maddock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After World War II, an atomic hierarchy emerged in the noncommunist world. Washington was at the top, followed over time by its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then Israel, with ... More


Nuclear Weapons Remain Elusive, 1982–1989

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/9781501702785.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents contemporary International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports, statements from scientists attempting to lay the foundation for nuclear research and development, and the ... More


The Nehru-Bhabha Years, 1947–64

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the events that occurred from 1947 to 1964, which are significant in the study of Indian nuclear history. It takes a look at the dominant role played by the political class ... More


Brazil: An Emerging Nuclear Power

Carlo Patti

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the past few years, Brazil has renewed its interest in nuclear energy both for peaceful and military use. Possessing the sixth largest reserve of the world’s uranium and the key technologies for ... More


Dissent and Development

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the arguments that had divided U.S. atomic science against a changing landscape of decision. These include: arguments about the feasibility of the Super, a matter only ... More


Building the Nation

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Anthropology has increasingly widened its field, to include not only primitive contemporaries but much more highly organized cultures as well. The processes entailed in the formation of a stratified ... More


Advising on the Super

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter looks into the business of campaigning for or against nuclear development. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and its committees were at the epicenter of this debate. Here, the array of ... More


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