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Nonproliferation and U.S. Foreign Policy
Nonproliferation and U.S. Foreign Policy
Edited by Joseph A. Yager
Brookings, 1980, 438 pp

The value of this study on the spread of nuclear weapons lies in its region-by-region approach and the emphasis given to national political factors in the ten most likely proliferators. Overall, the authors see a decline in the ability of the United States to check or retard nuclear proliferation. Comprehensive in scope and rich in detail, this is an excellent survey flawed only by the lack of a cutting edge in its policy recommendations.