In This Review

The Nuclear Suppliers and Nonproliferation
The Nuclear Suppliers and Nonproliferation
Edited by Rodney W. Jones and others
Lexington Books, 1985, 253 pp
Limiting Nuclear Proliferation
Limiting Nuclear Proliferation
Edited by Jed C. Snyder and Samuel F. Wells, Jr.
Ballinger, 1985, 363 pp

The first of these books makes its most interesting contribution in the chapters on the emerging or "second-tier" suppliers of nuclear materials, devices and technologies: suppliers such as China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. These countries are usually motivated by financial considerations and in most cases do not subscribe to the Nonproliferation Treaty. Various proposals are made as to how most effectively to have them participate in international export controls. The second volume discusses the nonproliferation issue well, but less originally, by focusing on "threshold" states, the nonproliferation regime, and various strategies for managing the problem.