Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
International Studies (Arts and Sciences)
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Over 30 countries have embarked on a nuclear weapons program, but only five additional states have joined the original five members of the nuclear club. With adequate supply and demand for many states to conceivably obtain nuclear capability, it is still puzzling why the success rate is poor. This paper adds a different supply variable and argues successful proliferation depends on having the tacit or overt support of a Great Power where they cannot otherwise provide credible deterrence.
nuclear; nonproliferation; international; security
Garvin, Justin, "The Derelicts and Delinquents of Nuclear Nonproliferation" (2017). Open Access Dissertations. 1846.