The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation

Overview

During the presidency of George Bush (1989-93), the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and the ballistic missiles capable of delivering them, rose greatly in significance as issues on the American security agenda. In the missile field, this became evident by the efforts of certain elements in the executive branch and several congressmen to improve domestic and international implementation of the Missile Technology Control Regime. This book examines the political, bureaucratic and systemic ...
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Overview

During the presidency of George Bush (1989-93), the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and the ballistic missiles capable of delivering them, rose greatly in significance as issues on the American security agenda. In the missile field, this became evident by the efforts of certain elements in the executive branch and several congressmen to improve domestic and international implementation of the Missile Technology Control Regime. This book examines the political, bureaucratic and systemic issues that interacted to determine the outcome of these efforts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312226183
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Southampton Studies in International Policy
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Wyn Q. Bowen is Lecturer in the Department of War studies at King's College, London.
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Table of Contents

Ballistic Missile Proliferation and the American Response, 1950-89
Ballistic Missile Proliferation, 1950-89
The Pre-1989 Evolution of US Missile Nonproliferation Policy
The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation, 1989-93
The Bush Administration and the Missile Technology Control Regime
Congress and Missile Nonproliferation
Beyond the MTCR: Negotiating the Adherence of Non-Regime Suppliers to the Nonproliferation Norms
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