American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or calling for an end to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by additional nations: a nonproliferation treaty.
- n. the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
“However, the UAE’s commitment to nonproliferation is contingent upon the ability of the UAE to source nuclear fuel from “reliable and responsible foreign suppliers.””
“Indeed, when the objective was to affect a "modest policy change," which is described as nonproliferation or human rights issues, sanctions succeeded only thirty-three percent of the time (Pape, 1997, p. 99).”
“But as I'm sure you know, Mr. Talbott has been to the region numerous times and has worked very hard in trying to bring the parties together on a wide variety of issues, including nonproliferation, which is an issue that we take quite an important interest in.”
“But it's also important to understand, for example in the arms control issue and nonproliferation, that is an issue that I think will see some progress at this summit -- not going to, by any means, resolve all questions that we have about Chinese behavior.”
“So I would see the summit focusing -- and I will just conclude with this -- on these issues: the general strategic relationship between the countries; the question of how we can work together on stability and peace, on nonproliferation, which is extraordinarily important; on human rights and rule of law; on economic and commercial cooperation, including American exports to China and the trade deficit; on science and technology, where we have had a very active and robust relationship, 30 or so agreements, and hopefully we will continue that; and finally on energy and the environment, a dialogue begun when the Vice President was in China.”
“In this way, "nonproliferation" as we have practiced it so far, has only increased the number of nuclear weapons and the number of countries that possess them.”
“Bush appointed him, he led the redirection of CIA efforts away from their Cold War orientation, and toward a focus on issues such as nonproliferation, terrorism, and drug trafficking.”
“In other words, the U.S. is going to wink at the proliferation of nuclear know-how to an American enemy in the Middle East in the name of declaring a great "nonproliferation" victory.”
“He talked to the Defense Minister -- as he has said to you all and also in his discussions with the Chinese President, that he views our engagement with China as a way to further our cooperation where we can, on areas, for example, such as nonproliferation, and to address our differences where they exist on issues such as human rights.”
“For the third group of countries, Group C, this includes countries about which we still do have some concerns and which perhaps do not have the same kind of nonproliferation credentials that the first two groups have.”
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