Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

ISBN-10: 0295977264

ISBN-13: 9780295977263

Edition: 1998

Authors: Robert F. Mozley
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.08" wide x 9.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Nuclear Confrontation
Dangers during the Cold War
Dangers from New Proliferation
The Threat of Anonymous Attack
Proponents of Proliferation
Introduction to the Technology
Requirements for Producing a Nuclear Weapon
Nuclear Physics
Sources of Uranium
Plutonium Production in Nuclear Reactors
Plutonium and Nuclear Weapons
Types of Nuclear Reactors
Reactor Construction by Less-Developed Nations
Chemical Reprocessing of Reactor Fuel
Proliferation Implications
The Threat of Plutonium Theft
Uranium Enrichment
Separative Work Unit
Electromagnetic Separation
Gaseous-Diffusion Enrichment
Centrifuge Enrichment
Aerodynamic Enrichment
Chemical Enrichment
Laser Separation
Combined Techniques
A Comparison of Technologies
Bomb Assembly
Gun-Barrel Weapons
Implosion Weapons
Weapons Using Reactor-Grade Plutonium
Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation
Atoms for Peace
The International Atomic Energy Agency
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
Enforcement of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
The World's Nuclear Development
The Original Nuclear-Weapon States
Other Western Nations
China and Northeast Asia
South Asia: India and Pakistan
Southeast Asia
The Middle East and the North African Coast
Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
The Theft of Nuclear Materials and the Effects of Uncontrolled Proliferation
The Theft of Nuclear Materials in Russia
The Effects of Uncontrolled Proliferation
Improved Control of Atomic Energy
Other Methods of Preventing Proliferation
International Control
Implications for U.S. Policy
Separative Work Unit
Supplemental Information on Calutrons
Text of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
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