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Peter Lavoy


Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs and Director, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School.

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STOP THE MADNESS: Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

with Peter Lavoy, Jonathan Schellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 16, 2003

In 1998, India and Pakistan detonated nuclear weapons, becoming the first new nations in three decades to join the club of nuclear powers. Today other nations, such as North Korea and Iran, are on verge of doing so as well. Why is the nonproliferation regime, which seemed to work well for so many years, failing now? Has the Bush administration's response to the new dangers of proliferation been appropriate, or will it make the danger worse?