Month: June 2007

Capability versus intent: The latent threat of nuclear proliferation

Capability versus intent: The latent threat of nuclear proliferation

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as well as President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace proposal made a valiant attempt to have it both ways–stem nuclear proliferation and encourage civilian nuclear power. But can this work without conflict? The answer is maybe. Only if international steps additional to the NPT are taken, can the proliferation risks inherent in the nuclear fuel cycle be minimized.