Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons


Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Can We Have One without the Other?

Edited by Paul Leventhal, Sharon Tanzer, and Steven Dolley

304 pages


August 2002


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About the Book

In the wake of California’s energy crisis, policymakers’ rush to satisfy growing demand requirements may run the risk of naively ignoring the larger issues and dangers associated with increased reliance on nuclear power. A connection between national nuclear power programs and nuclear proliferation can be found in the strategic initiatives of North Korea, Iraq, Iran, India, and Pakistan.

In response to this threat, the Nuclear Control Institute has assembled a consortium of experts to underscore the connection that exists between nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. They evaluated proliferation risks and proposed viable alternative energy sources. This volume includes the analysis of such respected thinkers as Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Rhodes; Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.); Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute; and Amb. Robert Galucci, dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Author Bio

Paul Leventhal is president and founder, Sharon Tanzer is vice president, and Steven Dolley is research director of the Nuclear Control Institute. Founded in 1981, NCI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy center that monitors worldwide nuclear activities and pursues strategies to halt the spread of nuclear arms. NCI is located in Washingon, D.C.