Based on an international symposium held in Korea in January 1979, this collection of essays, seven of which deal with Asia, is an unusually good introduction to the subject of nuclear proliferation as well as to the Asian strategic scene more broadly. What makes the collection so valuable is that none of the authors treats the proliferation problem as primarily a technical one, a vice common to much discussion of the subject elsewhere. Rather, they place the nuclear problem in its proper political-strategic context. The contributions by Asian scholars and officials are consistently of high quality.
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