Rethinking the Offer: The Impact on Nuclear Non-Proliferation of Providing North Korea or Iran with Light Water Reactors
Lee, Eun Joo
Pillar, Paul R.
This paper examines the impact on nuclear non-proliferation efforts of providing the DPRK and Iran with light water reactors (LWRs). I argue that LWRs in the hands of the DPRK and Iran will substantially increase nuclear proliferation risks in that the two countries have intentions to engage in proliferaiton activities and LWRs will assist them to realize their intentions. In conclusion, I suggest reversing the political decisions previously made to include the provision of LWRs to Pyongyang and Tehran as an inducement.
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