The Rise and Fall of the South African Bomb

@article{Liberman2001TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Fall of the South African Bomb},
  author={P. Liberman},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={45-86}
}
  • P. Liberman
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • International Security
South Africa built six nuclear weapons in the 1970s and 1980s and then scrapped them in 1990–91. As one of the few states to produce nuclear weapons and the only one to dismantle an indigenous arsenal, the South African case presents a rare opportunity to study the causes of nuclear acquisition and disarmament. This article examines the political history of the South African bomb and the light it sheds on three general sources of nuclear weapons policy: security incentives, organizational… Expand
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