There has been an ongoing policy battle in Congress between those who would impose strong nonproliferation conditions and those who don’t want them—for fear of jeopardizing commercial opportunities.
If civilian nuclear energy provides vital support for nuclear weapons, do we really want to offer a leg up to states overseas?
France is helping to support industrial policies that make no economic sense and potentially threaten a nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia.
There is no substitute for non-proliferation strategies with clear, country-specific objectives.
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