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Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons: Can We Have One without the Other?by Paul Leventhal
Synopses & Reviews
In the wake of Californias energy crisis, policymakers rush to satisfy growing demand requirements may run the risk of naively ignoring the larger issues and dangers associated with increased reliance on nuclear power. A connection between national nuclear power programs and nuclear proliferation can be found in the strategic initiatives of North Korea, Iraq, Iran, India, and Pakistan.
In response to this threat, the Nuclear Control Institute has assembled a consortium of experts to underscore the connection that exists between nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. They evaluated proliferation risks and proposed viable alternative energy sources. This volume includes the analysis of such respected thinkers as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes; Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.); Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute; and Amb. Robert Galucci, dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Table of Contents
Introduction : nuclear power without proliferation? / Paul L. Leventhal — Rapporteur's summary of the Nuclear Control Institute twentieth anniversary conference / Steven Dolley — pt. 1. How essential is nuclear power? Nuclear power and nuclear weapons proliferation / Robert L. Gallucci — Nuclear power and proliferation / Richard Rhodes — Why nuclear power's failure in the marketplace is irreversible (fortunately for nonproliferation and climate protection) / Amory B. Lovins — Nuclear and alternative energy supply options for an environmentally constrained world : a long-term perspective / Robert H. Williams — A world with, or without, nuclear power? / Richard L. Garwin — pt. 2. Can nuclear power be made proliferation-resistant and free of long-lived wastes? Attempts to reduce the proliferation risks of nuclear power : past and current initiatives / Marvin Miller — Technical Opportunities for Increasing Proliferation Resistance of Nuclear Power Systems (TOPS) task force / James A. Hassberger — The limits of technical fixes / Edwin S. Lyman — pt. 3. The role of nuclear power in the acquisition of nuclear weapons. Overview of nuclear power and nuclear weapons / Zachary S. Davis — Nuclear power and nuclear weapons in India, Pakistan, and Iran / George Perkovich — The nonproliferation regime and fissile materials / Lawrence Scheinman — Closing thoughts on nonproliferation : the need for rigor / Paul L. Leventhal — pt. 4. Three closing views. An industrialist's view / Bertram Wolfe — An arms controller's view / Harold A. Feiveson — A historian's view / William Lanouette.
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