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Author Lee, Rensselaer W., 1937-2018.

Title Smuggling Armageddon : the nuclear black market in the Former Soviet Union and Europe / Rensselaer W. Lee.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.32 LEE    DUE 14-10-19
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xvii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-193) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Setting -- Ch. 2. The Visible Face of the Nuclear Black Market -- Ch. 3. Causes of Nuclear Theft -- Ch. 4. The Organized Crime Connection -- Ch. 5. The View from the West -- Ch. 6. The View from Russia -- Ch. 7. Conclusion.
Summary Smuggling Armageddon looks at one of the most important and troubling international concerns of the 1990s and beyond: the illegal trade in nuclear materials that has erupted in the Newly Independent States (NIS) and Europe since the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Lee raises the central yet seldom-asked question of whether such traffic poses a threat to international security and stability. He unveils a grim picture that shows a Russia characterized by a variety of criminal proliferation channels; a Russia where smuggling operations are becoming progressively more sophisticated; and a Russia whose nuclear stockpiles already may have suffered serious leakages of weapons-usable materials. Lee concludes his groundbreaking work by assessing the implications of study findings for U.S. policy and by offering insights on the future of the NIS smuggling industry.
Subject Nuclear terrorism -- Former Soviet republics -- Prevention.
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Illegal arms transfers -- Former Soviet republics.
Black market -- Former Soviet republics.
Smuggling -- Former Soviet republics.
Nuclear terrorism -- Europe, Central -- Prevention.
Illegal arms transfers -- Europe, Central.
Black market -- Europe, Central.
Smuggling -- Europe, Central.
ISBN 0312211562