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Israel, India and Pakistan: Regional Security and Politics are the Solution, Not the NPT

Jon B. Wolfsthal, Rose Gottemoeller

The report addresses the proliferation challenge posed by the "Three State" problem: Israel, India, and Pakistan non-membership in the NPT. The authors argue that the nonproliferation regime itself is not a useful tool to address the proliferation issues arising these three countries. The authors stress that "these challenges must be addressed one-by-one, region-by-region, not as a common class defined by their non-membership in the NPT. The "Three State" problem will be solved by regional politics, diplomacy and, perhaps, military maneuvers, not by meetings of the IAEA in Vienna or the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva".

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The Second Moscow International Nonproliferation Conference, September 2003