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The state of the nonproliferation movement

Posted by Christopher Shea  December 22, 2009 01:20 PM

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Graham Allison, director of Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, offers a chilling comparison of the current state of the nuclear nonproliferation movement to the world financial system, circa 2007:

Could the current global nuclear order be as fragile today as the financial order was two years ago when conventional wisdom declared it sound, stable, and resilient?

His rather grim assessment appears in the January/February 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs [subscribers only], and is reproduced in full on the Belfer Center's website).

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