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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
  • Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert L. Beckman.
SeriesA Westview special study
LC ClassificationsJX1974.73 .B43 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 446 p. :
Number of Pages446
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2862753M
ISBN 10081337040X
LC Control Number84025644

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The sixth and largest nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 3, raised more questions about the success of the current non-proliferation regime.   Washington, D.C., Ma – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), widely accepted today as a global standard for international nuclear policy, was in fact a source of significant tension between two staunch allies, the United States and West Germany, in the mids, as illustrated by declassified documents published for the first time today by the National Security . The volume discusses the legal interpretation and implementation of the three pillars of the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, , regarding the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons; the right to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; and issues relating to nuclear disarmament. The most difficult step in the development of an improvised nuclear device is acquiring weapons-usable nuclear material. NNSA’s Material Management and Minimization program reduces the risk of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium falling into the hands of non-state actors by minimizing the use of and, when possible, eliminating weapons-usable nuclear material around the world.

The fundamental test of the nuclear era—balancing non-proliferation with peaceful uses of nuclear energy—has persisted into the 21 st century and grown more complex, with the rise of new technologies, increased political instability, and a renewed interest in nuclear energy to combat climate change. The good news is that there are new tools.   Second, the contracting states must find new common ground and unity. The NPT remains an indispensable framework for nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nuclear- and non-nuclear-weapon states share an interest in effectively preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. to restrict trade in nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and missile technologies, and to monitor their civil applications. Congress may consider the efficacy of these regimes in the th Congress. This report provides background and current status information on the regimes. German Nuclear Non‐Proliferation Policy During the s: A Case of Regime Compliance. The International Spectator, Vol. 27, Issue. 3, p. Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Congress and the Control of Peaceful Nuclear Activities (Boulder: Westview, );.