The sharing of nuclear weapons technology between states is unexpected, because nuclear weapons are such a powerful instrument in international politics, but sharing is not rare. This book proposes a theory to explain nuclear sharing and surveys its rich history from its beginnings in the Second World War.
Julian Schofield is Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, Canada and a retired Army Engineer Officer. He is the author of Militarization and War (2007), and with Usama Butt, Pakistan: the US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies (2012). He has conducted research in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Egypt and Indonesia.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Nuclear Sharing and Why More May Be Better 2. Theories of Nuclear Non-Sharing 3. The Theory of Nuclear Sharing 4. Nuclear Proliferation Races and Nonproliferation Bargains 5. Wartime Cooperation: The Early Cases of Nuclear Sharing 6. The Nature of Off-The-Shelf Requests 7. French Nuclear Assistance to Israel 8. The USSR, China, the Warsaw Pact and Cuba 9. Sharing within the Western Alliance 10. Israel and South Africa - Nuclear Collaboration 11. Chinese Nuclear Assistance to Pakistan and North Korea 12. Nuclear Sharing and Pakistan, North Korea and Iran 13. Soft Nuclear Sharing 14. Conclusion