Policy Memos

The U.S.-EU-Russian Nonproliferation Triangle

Policy Memo:

359

Publication Date:

11-2004

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Description:

On the surface, the war on terror has brought the issue of WMD proliferation to the top of the list of national security concerns for the United States, Russia, and the European Union. The potential of a terrorist exploding a nuclear device somewhere in downtown New York, London, Paris, or Moscow heavily influenced decision makers and led them to immediately elevate nonproliferation in their priority lists and call for stronger international cooperation in the field. However, a broad acceptance of nonproliferation values should not camouflage considerable differences in the interests of these three entities. [...]

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