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"The Nonproliferation Emperor Has No Clothes: The Gas Centrifuge, Supply-Side Controls, and the Future of Nuclear Proliferation"

Gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment recovered en route to Libya in 2003.
U.S. Department of Energy

"The Nonproliferation Emperor Has No Clothes: The Gas Centrifuge, Supply-Side Controls, and the Future of Nuclear Proliferation"

Journal Article, International Security, volume 38, issue 4, pages 39-78

Spring 2014

Author: R. Scott Kemp, Former Associate, Project On Managing the Atom, 2012–2014

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Quarterly Journal: International Security

 

SUMMARY

Policymakers have long focused on preventing nuclear weapons proliferation by controlling technology. Even developing countries, however, may now possess the technical ability to create nuclear weapons. The history of gas centrifuge development in twenty countries supports this perspective. To reduce the demand for nuclear weapons, policymakers will have look toward the cultural, normative, and political organization of the world.

 

Full text: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/isec/38/4

 

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For Academic Citation:

R. Scott Kemp. "The Nonproliferation Emperor Has No Clothes: The Gas Centrifuge, Supply-Side Controls, and the Future of Nuclear Proliferation." International Security 38, no. 4 (Spring 2014): 39-78.

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