Would the U.S. Sanction Allies Seeking the Bomb?

In recent decades, the U.S. government accumulated considerable experience implementing a range of sanctions on Iran, Iraq, and North Korea for illicit nuclear activities. Not since the 1998 nuclear tests by India and Pakistan has the United States had to sanction the government of an international partner for its pursuit of nuclear weapons. However, the shifting geopolitical landscape and growing regional threats have spurred active discussions about nuclear acquisition in South Korea and periodic hints of nuclear interest by Saudi Arabia , among others. It is therefore an opportune moment to review U.S. nuclear sanctions laws and policies. Such […]

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