Determinants of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

  title={Determinants of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation},
  author={Dong-joon Jo and Erik Gartzke},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={167 - 194}
Nuclear weapons proliferation is a topic of intense interest and concern among both academics and policy makers. Diverse opinions exist about the determinants of proliferation and the policy options to alter proliferation incentives. We evaluate a variety of explanations in two stages of nuclear proliferation, the presence of nuclear weapons production programs and the actual possession of nuclear weapons. We examine proliferation quantitatively, using data collected by the authors on national… 
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