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Without The Bomb: The Politics Of Nuclear Proliferation
Without The Bomb: The Politics Of Nuclear Proliferation
By Mitchell Reiss
Columbia University Press, 1988, 336 pp.

Nonproliferation has dropped sharply on the policy agenda, but it will return, spurred by the knowledge that missile technology is proliferating faster than nuclear capability. Reiss's careful study of six dogs who did not bark-technologically capable nations that chose not to go overtly nuclear- is valuable background. They were deterred partly by international sanctions but more by domestic politics and bilateral relations, and by their sense that their security would not be enhanced by openly joining the nuclear club.