Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Atomic AssistanceHow "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew Fuhrmann

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801450907

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 25 September 2021



What Peaceful Nuclear Assistance Teaches Us about International Relations

(p.239) Conclusion
Atomic Assistance

Matthew Fuhrmann

Cornell University Press

This book has examined how states use economic statecraft to achieve foreign policy objectives and the ways in which attempts to influence the behavior of other states can have unintended consequences for international security. It has discussed why nuclear weapons suppliers provide peaceful nuclear assistance to other countries, whether assistance raises the likelihood of nuclear weapons proliferation, and, whether international institutions have influenced the nuclear marketplace and mitigated the potential perils of atomic assistance. Using statistical tests and qualitative historical analysis, it has shown that suppliers use aid to strengthen their allies and alliances, to forge partnerships with enemies of enemies, and to prop up existing democracies (if the supplier is also a democracy). Suppliers also resort to oil-for-nuclear technology swaps when they are worried about their energy security. The book concludes by considering some of the lessons that can be drawn from peaceful nuclear cooperation within the context of international relations. It also offers recommendations to reduce—although probably not eliminate—the perils of atomic assistance.

Keywords:   economic statecraft, foreign policy, international security, nuclear weapons, peaceful nuclear assistance, proliferation, oil exchange, nuclear technology, energy security, international relations, peaceful nuclear cooperation

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.