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Australia and the non-proliferation treaty

Richardson, James L.

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On 1 July 1968 the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and some fifty other states signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Australia has not yet signed, and this monograph examines the issues the treaty raises for her. The study is intended as a contribution to the debate on a major issue in foreign policy. It is critical of the Government's attitude as manifest in the United Nations debate on the treaty and argues that three criteria should govern Australia's...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRichardson, James L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T05:55:34Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T05:55:34Z
dc.identifierb1066997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/114878
dc.description.abstractOn 1 July 1968 the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and some fifty other states signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Australia has not yet signed, and this monograph examines the issues the treaty raises for her. The study is intended as a contribution to the debate on a major issue in foreign policy. It is critical of the Government's attitude as manifest in the United Nations debate on the treaty and argues that three criteria should govern Australia's signing: the treaty's probable value as a brake on the further spread of nuclear weapons, its effect on Australia{u2019}s civil nuclear development, and its effect on Australia{u2019}s external security. It then proceeds to examine these considerations and concludes that Australia should sign, though not unconditionally. The issue is of fundamental importance for Australia; nor is it one whose relevant considerations are wholly technical or specialist. It is, therefore, a subject of unusual interest for those interested in Australia{u2019}s foreign policy, specialist and layman alike.
dc.format.extent24 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.ddc341.6/72/0994
dc.subject.lccJX1974.7 .R5
dc.subject.lcshNuclear nonproliferation.
dc.subject.lcshNuclear disarmament.
dc.subject.lcshAustralia Foreign relations Treaties.
dc.subject.lcshAustralia Foreign relations 1945-1965.
dc.subject.lcshAustralia Foreign relations.
dc.titleAustralia and the non-proliferation treaty
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1968
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T05:55:33Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC)
ANU Press (1965-Present)

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