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Blocking the Spread of Nuclear Weapons: American and European Perspectives
Blocking the Spread of Nuclear Weapons: American and European Perspectives
By Gerard C. Smith, Chairman, U.S. Panel, and Johan Jørgen Hois
Council on Foreign Relations (with the Centre for European Policy Studies), 1986, 153 pp

This Council book presents the parallel reports of an American and a European panel that have studied approaches to nonproliferation of nuclear weapons over the past several years. The tone of both reports is sober and realistic. There are no grandiose solutions, but many sensible recommendations, both about the overall regime and six problem countries-Pakistan, India, Israel, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil. The Americans put more stress on comprehensive safeguards and sanctions while the Europeans emphasize the overall arms control context. By and large, however, there is impressive agreement between the two panels.