New York: Frederick A. Praeger, for the Institute for Strategic Studies, 1962. Presumed first U.S. edition/first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 216 p., 23 cm. Occasional footnotes. Index. This is Studies in International Security Number 5. Leonard Beaton was a noted Canadian journalist who also was long associated with the International Institute for Strategic Studies [IISS] (London). This study was undertaken for the IISS consistent with its aims of fostering public discussion of defense and disarmament. The possibility, in the early 1960s, that there might be a steadily increasing number of countries that would come to develop nuclear weapons was a daunting prospect that helped propel the international community to support measures such as the Non-Proliferation Treaty. This study looks as the drivers for a decision either to pursue or forego nuclear weapons on the part of a number of countries and expressed the hope that its approach could be applied to other countries over time. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket. Cover has slilght scuffing, wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on fep.
Keywords: Atomic Energy, Proliferation, Bhabba, James Conant, Dimona, James Eayrs, Denis Healty, Nuclear Tests, NATO, Plutonium, Uranium