TITLE

Preventing proliferation: the impact on international politics

AUTHOR(S)
Quester, George H.
PUB. DATE
January 1981
SOURCE
International Organization;Winter81, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p213
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
“Nine predictions are advanced on the impact of a successful effort to contain nuclear proliferation on the International system. “The world will see a modest dilution of the prerogatives of sovereignty, very much tailored to the halting of nuclear weapons spread. Some breakthroughs will be achieved in the multinational management of nuclear industry. Current “pariah states” may escape such status, simply through the latent possibility of nuclear proliferation. Nuclear weapons will continue to go unused in combat, just as they have since 1945. Soviet‐American cooperation on the nuclear proliferation front will continue. The traffic in conventional arms may by contrast go relatively unchecked, as most countries conclude that this kind of weapons spread is less bad than nuclear proliferation. All of this will be carried through by statements distorted by the normal deceptions of diplomacy. The world will nonetheless generally become more sophisticated in discounting any glamour or political clout in nuclear weapons programmes. Most of the barrier to proliferation will come through normal political and economic exchange, rather than through any military or violent intervention.
ACCESSION #
5181970

 

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