Nonsequitur: A Brief History of Nuclear Nonproliferation

April 16, 2015

Officials in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have already demanded the exact same nuclear rights and capabilities granted to Iran in a final deal, and South Korea is expressing an interest in reprocessing for peaceful purposes.

The Obama Administration has changed, some would say eliminated, the US “zero tolerance” stance to the development of new nuclear weapons in foreign countries. We were not always successful in stopping nuclear proliferation (e.g. North Korea), but it was understood that building nukes would carry a heavy price in the international community. The Iranian Deal has changed this. Matthew Kroening offers a brief but excellent history of nuclear nonproliferation to the present day here.

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