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Never Say Never: Considerations about the Possibility of Australia Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

Fruehling, Stephan


Australia's decision to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and forego the acquisition of nuclear weapons was taken on medium-term strategic grounds. While similar circumstances prevail today, it is possible to identify three conditions for the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Australia to be a credible option: the existence of a major threat to Australia; a loss of confidence in US guarantees; and allied acquiescence to an Australian nuclear program. These conditions interact with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Security
DOI: 10.1080/14799851003756618


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