- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Is the appearance of new nuclear weapon states inevitable? Who are the sponsors and apologists of nuclear weapons, and why are others in favour of renouncing them? What are the implications for international security of the increasingly wide use of nuclear energy? How can nuclear threats be defused?
SIPRI's study suggests some answers to these questions. The book examines the situation in a number of countries of key importance for non-proliferation: the two nuclear-weapon states which have declined to join the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (China and France); a group of nuclear 'threshold' states also remaining outside the Treaty (Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa and Spain); and a group of states, both developed and developing, which for various reasons have joined the Treaty (Canada, Egypt, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan).
The focus of the book is on motivations for and against nuclear proliferation. An analysis of these motivations leads the editor to make detailed recommendations aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons.
Appendices include a list of nuclear facilities in the countries studied, specifying the degree of their coverage by international controls, and other relevant documentation.
Part I. Discussion and recommendations
Discussion and recommendations
Part II. Motivations of states
I. Nuclear weapon states not party to the NPT
Wu Xiu Quan
II. Other non-parties to the NPT
Jorge A. Aja Espil
Rodney W. Jones
Zalmay M. Khalilzad
8. South Africa
III. Selected parties to the NPT
Gregory H. Kats
12A. South Korea
Joseph A. Yager
12B. South Korea
Choung Il Chee
Rudolf L. Bindschedler
George H. Quester
Part III. Summaries
Appendix 1. Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Appendix 2. Security Council Resolution on security assurances to non-nuclear weapon states
Appendix 3. Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Treaty of Tlatelolco)
Appendix 4. Status of the implementation of the NPT and the Treaty of Tlatelolco, as of 1 January 1985
Appendix 5. Final Declaration of the Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT, 30 May 1975
Appendix 6. Data on nuclear activities in the 15 countries studied