Nov 5- Nukes + Proliferation

Nov 5- Nukes + Proliferation - Nuclear Weapons and...

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Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation 05/11/2007 15:41:00 Demand Technology: Why? If you have the technology, why not go ahead?  Security:  o Self-help: In IR certain countries are more desperate than others (3 P’s)  Pygmies (like Israel) can’t afford to lose any territory, so they feel more  secure with nukes. Paranoid countries fear others (Pakistan). Pariahs:  they can’t rely on anyone else for their defense (North Korea, SA during  Apartheid) o Guarantees: Canada is under the US umbrella, doesn’t need weapons.  Those countries that have no guarantees proliferate (Pakistan, China,  NK) o Opaque Proliferation: Israel has let limited information get out.  Status: The nuclear weapons countries are at a different level. Permanent  security council members have nukes.  Domestic pol: In some countries, weapons programs are extremely popular  (Pak) Supply
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