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On December 8, 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower proposed in a speech to the United Nations that nuclear nonproliferation be promoted by offering peaceful nuclear technology to countries that would renounce nuclear weapons. Today the value of that basic trade-off — atoms for peace — is in question, along with the institutions that embody it. Deployment of weapons by India and Pakistan, noncompliance with safeguards by North Korea and Iran, and the threat of nuclear terrorism have weakened the image of the Nonproliferation Treaty. And new proposals and technologies for peaceful uses of nuclear power are coming forward, though they are accompanied by the realization that 1950s hopes for nuclear energy "too cheap to meter" were unrealistic.<P>The twenty-five contributors to Atoms for Peace grapple in many ways with nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy. They include officials and scientists from a wide range of agencies and institutions. Among them are officials or former officials from Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Korea, and Japan, from the U.S. departments of state, energy, and defense, the U.S. Senate, the National Security Council, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, MIT, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the College of William and Mary, and the University of California. <P>Atoms for Peace also includes a set of fundamental speeches and documents relating to Atoms for Peace and its institutions.

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the College of William and Mary teamed up to organize a December 2003 conference marking the 50th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower's Atoms-for-Peace speech to the United Nations. Nuclear scientists, politicians and diplomats, and scholars present 25 papers discussing the enduring legacy, addressing nuclear proliferation and terrorism, the promise of nuclear energy, and looking to the future. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780801885600
Author:
Pilat, Joseph F.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Foreword by:
Elbaradei, Mohammed
Foreword:
Elbaradei, Mohammed
Editor:
Pilat, Josephf
Author:
Pilat, Josephf
Subject:
Nuclear nonproliferation
Subject:
Nuclear industry
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
International Relations - Arms Control
Subject:
Nuclear terrorism
Subject:
Economics - General
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9.22x6.52x1.21 in. 1.40 lbs.

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