By Malcolm M. Craig

This e-book analyses US and united kingdom efforts to close down Pakistan’s nuclear programme within the Nineteen Seventies, among the catalytic Indian nuclear attempt of could 1974 and the decline of sustained non-proliferation task from mid-1979 onwards. it's a story of cooperation among Washington and London, but additionally a narrative of divisions and disputes. The brutal monetary realities of the last decade, globalisation, and wider geopolitical demanding situations all advanced this courting. coverage and motion have been additionally plagued by adjustments somewhere else on the earth. Iran’s 1979 revolution introduced a brand new type of political Islamic radicalism to prominence. The fears engendered by way of the Ayatollah and his fans, coupled to the blustering rhetoric of Pakistani leaders, gave upward push to the ‘Islamic bomb’, a nuclear weapon supposedly created via Pakistan to be shared among the Muslim ummah. This research hence combines cultural, diplomatic, financial, and political background to supply a rigorous, deeply researched account of a severe second in nuclear history.

 

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