Accession Number : ADA304720

Title :   The Proposed Fissile-Material Production Cutoff: Next Steps.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Chow, Brian G. ; Speier, Richard H. ; Jones, Gregory S.

PDF Url : ADA304720

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : In September 1993 President Clinton announced that the United States will take a comprehensive approach to the growing global accumulation of fissile material. As an element of that approach, he proposed a multilateral convention banning the production of such material for nuclear explosives purposes or outside international safeguards. We examine and recommend next steps to the proposed convention. These negotiating steps or options are to further strengthen the worldwide control of weapon usable material. In addition, we analyze the political and economic obstacles that might hinder the negotiation of the recommended next steps, and suggest measures that would mitigate these obstacles.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION CONTROL, *FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, *ARMS CONTROL, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMICS, ACCUMULATION, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE