The Missile Defense Divide
"Europe's Aversion to NMD" by Justin Bernier and Daniel Keohane, in Strategic Review (Winter 2001), United States Strategic Institute, 67 Bay State Rd., Boston, Mass. 02215.
Why have America's European allies been so reluctant to go along with the U.S. effort to develop a defense against a potential "rogue state" missile attack? In part, they've deemed continued reliance on arms control and nuclear deterrence less risky; they've also worried about Russia's opposition (which has softened recently). And then there's the multibillion-dollar cost. But, say the authors, there's another, oft-ignored reason: "European governments do not believe that North Korea, Iran, and Iraq harbor …
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Publication information: Article title: The Missile Defense Divide. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Wilson Quarterly. Volume: 25. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2001. Page number: 86. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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