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Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Alexander Lanoszka


How do alliances curb potential or actual cases of nuclear proliferation, if at all? Many scholars assert that alliances are effective tools for bridling the nuclear ambitions of states and that the United States can especially take credit for suppressing nuclear proliferation among its allies around the world. This book challenges this widely-held view by arguing that alliances can be most useful for preventing potential nuclear proliferation but much less useful for curbing actual nuclear proliferation. Drawing on deep archival research it shows how allied decision-makers often evaluate Amer ... More

Keywords: nuclear proliferation, alliances, coercion, grand strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501729188
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501729188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Lanoszka, author
University of Waterloo