- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
This study analyses the positions of 15 important near-nuclear countries—India, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, West Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland—on the Non-Proliferation Treaty. In doing this it also describes the civilian nuclear programmes of these countries and assesses the possibilities of any of these countries acquiring nuclear weapons for reasons of national security.
The book is a revised and expanded version of a paper originally published in World Armaments and Disarmament, SIPRI Yearbook 1972.
I. General background
II. Country studies
Appendix 1. Nuclear power reactors as a source of plutonium
Appendix 2. Enriched uranium technology
Appendix 3. Nuclear safeguards
Appendix 4. Test of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Appendix 5. List of states which have signed, ratified or acceded to the Non-Proliferation Treaty
Appendix 6. Summary of World Armaments and Disarmament, SIPRI Yearbook 1972