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Nuclear Proliferation Policy
An examination of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the US policy regarding its involvement.
# 114136 | 3,084 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 31, 2009 in International Relations (Arms Control) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper examines the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which was signed in 1968 by 189 countries and which places limits on the amounts and types of nuclear weapons that a country can own. The paper discusses the goal of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and its limitations. The focus of the paper concerns whether total disarmament can be a reality and the United States' position on the issue.

Table of Contents:
Can Total Disarmament Be A Reality?
Shifting the Balance of Power
The Politics of Proliferation
Article X and General War Withdrawal
What is next for US Non-Proliferation Policy?

From the Paper:

"The US needs to provide the same transparency that it demands from others with nuclear capabilities. Cold War rhetoric and tactics are no longer valid stances in terms of nuclear proliferation. These additions to US nuclear policy reflect recognition that the atmosphere has changed in relation to nuclear arms and their use. New players in the game have caused a need to shift from a generalized nuclear policy to one that takes into account every individual circumstance. The US needs to adopt a new philosophy that reflects cultural sensitivity and that reflects the situation that exists between the US and each individual entity in the nuclear playing field."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Curtis, L. 2007. U.S. Policy and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons: Containing Threats and Encouraging Regional Security. The Heritage Foundation. July 6, 2007. (accessed August 21, 2008)
  • Kerr, P. 2004. Libya Vows to Dismantle WMD Program. Arms Control Today. January/February 2004. (accessed August 21, 2008)
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