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Spreading Temptation: Proliferation and Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreements
  • M. Fuhrmann
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 9 March 2009
Peaceful nuclear cooperationthe transfer of nuclear technology, materials, or know-how from one state to another for peaceful purposesleads to the spread of nuclear weapons. In particular, countriesExpand
Signaling Alliance Commitments: Hand-Tying and Sunk Costs in Extended Nuclear Deterrence
How can states signal their alliance commitments? Although scholars have developed sophisticated theoretical models of costly signaling in international relations, we know little about which specificExpand
Targeting Nuclear Programs in War and Peace: A Quantitative Empirical Analysis, 1941-2000
When do states attack or consider attacking nuclear infrastructure in nonnuclear weapons states? Despite the importance of this question, relatively little scholarly research has considered when andExpand
Droning on: Explaining the Proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as "drones," have become emblematic of 21st century military technologies. Yet scholars have yet to convincingly explain the drivers of UAVExpand
Exporting Mass Destruction? The Determinants of Dual-Use Trade
This study applies well-known arguments on the effect of conflict, alliances, and democracy on international trade to identify the determinants of dual-use trade. Dual-use commodities are those thatExpand
Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity
Introduction: Unintended Consequences in International Politics1. Definitions and Patterns of Peaceful Nuclear CooperationPart I: Atoms for Peace2. Economic Statecraft and Atoms for Peace: A TheoryExpand
Why Civil Resistance Works
arly debates about the efacacy of methods of warfare is the assumption that the most effective means of waging political struggle entails violence.1 Among political scientists, the prevailing view isExpand
Taking a Walk on the Supply Side
When and why do states transfer nuclear technology, materials, and knowledge to other states for peaceful purposes? This question is important given the recent finding that countries receivingExpand
Almost nuclear: Introducing the Nuclear Latency dataset
The capacity to build nuclear weapons—known as “nuclear latency”—is widely believed to be important in world politics. Yet scholarly research on this topic remains limited. This paper introduces aExpand
Splitting Atoms: Why Do Countries Build Nuclear Power Plants?
Why do countries build nuclear power plants? This article develops a series of arguments for national reliance on nuclear power relating to economic development, energy security, nuclearExpand