Bloomfield, Lincoln P.
July 1975
Foreign Affairs;Jul1975, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p743
Until a year or two ago we were entitled to believe that the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty could successfully hold the line at five nuclear weapon powers, if only a few holdout countries would sign or ratify it. Two events have thrown into serious doubt the ability of present policies to stem the further proliferation of nuclear weapon capabilities among additional nations. The first event was the Indian 'peaceful' nuclear explosion in May 1974, which jumped the firebreak between the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and all other nations. The second event was the worldwide energy crisis. Predictions of numbers of future nuclear power plants now far exceed the figure planners had been using prior to the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74.


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