The Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

  title={The Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation},
  author={Scott D. Sagan},
This critical review of the new political science literature on the causes of nuclear weapons proliferation consists of four parts. The first section briefly presents what we know about which states developed nuclear weapons and which states started but abandoned weapons development programs. I highlight the problems that result from uncertainty about the accuracy and completeness of the data. The second and third sections review the literature on the spread of the technical capability to… CONTINUE READING