By Wyn Q. Bowen
This Adelphi Paper examines the explanations for Libya's pursuit of a nuclear guns potential, from Gadhafi's upward thrust to energy in 1969 via to past due 2003. It assesses the proliferation pathways that the regime undefined, together with early dependence on Soviet know-how and information and, therefore, its reliance at the A.Q. Khan community. It examines the choice to renounce the search for nuclear guns, concentrating on the most elements that inspired the regime's calculations, together with the perceived have to re-engage with the overseas neighborhood and the USA specifically. the method of dismantling the nuclear programme is usually addressed, as is the query of no matter if Libya constitutes a ‘model’ for addressing the demanding situations posed through different proliferators.
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