Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and options for India (NIAS Working Paper No. WP1-1999)

Rajagopal, S (1999) Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and options for India (NIAS Working Paper No. WP1-1999). Working Paper. NIAS, Bangalore.

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    Abstract: Fissile material cut-off was first proposed as a U.S-U.S.S.R arms control measure by President D. Eisenhower in 1956* but was rejected by U.S.S.R., since it felt that it was an American tactic to freeze them at an inferior level. In the intervening years, between 1956 and January 1989 when President Mikhail Gorbachev was willing to discuss the proposal, several developments took place (Annex-1), and attempts were made to stop production of fissile material but without any success. Despite the new Russian flexibility under Gorbachev, however, the Bush administration was opposed to the idea, most likely due to the U.S.S.R.’s nuclear stockpile being higher than that of the U.S. Indeed until 1993, the U.S. remained an opponent to cut-off when President Clinton revised the policy position from “opposition
    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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    Keywords: FMCT
    Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Working Papers
    Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
    Depositing User: NIAS IR Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 10:30
    Last Modified: 08 May 2015 09:58

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