The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: History and Current Problems
Bunn, George, Arms Control Today
Fifty years ago this month, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his "Atoms for Peace" address to the UN General Assembly. He proposed to share nuclear materials and information for peaceful purposes with other countries through a new international agency. That speech led to negotiations which, several years later, created the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA today has the dual responsibility of helping countries that do not have nuclear weapons to engage in peaceful nuclear programs while ensuring that they do not make nuclear weapons. In the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) of 1968, the IAEA gained authority for policing the nuclear activities of member countries …
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Publication information: Article title: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: History and Current Problems. Contributors: Bunn, George - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 33. Issue: 10 Publication date: December 2003. Page number: 4. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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