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Stopping the Bomb: The Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy

Nicholas L. Miller


This book examines the historical development and effectiveness of US efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Drawing on hundreds of declassified documents, the first part of the book shows how the anticipation of nuclear domino effects in the 1960s and 1970s led the United States to strengthen its nonproliferation policy, moving from a selective approach—which was relatively permissive toward allies acquiring nuclear weapons—and toward a more universal policy that opposed proliferation across the board. Most notably, Washington spearheaded the establishment of the Nuclear Non-Prolif ... More

Keywords: nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, international security, United States, sanctions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501717802
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501717802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas L. Miller, author