The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Arms Control
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This paper discusses the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its efforts to contain nuclear proliferation and nuclear arms control. The paper explains that the IAEA faces significant international challenges in meeting the goal of nuclear nonproliferation, a reality that is further complicated by the agency's own efforts to spread some nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.
From the Paper:"The history of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can be traced back to the early post-World War II years. Shortly after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, proposals were floated to create a multilateral United Nations commission on atomic energy. The purpose of this commission was to provide some international regulatory capacity to what was understood to be a truly dreadful new kind of weapon. Unfortunately that early attempt, made in 1946, did not gain the political traction necessary to develop and was shelved for several years more. Years later, it was still recognized that the spread of nuclear weapons..."
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