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The Resource Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright

Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright

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Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies
Title
Peddling peril
Title remainder
how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies
Statement of responsibility
David Albright
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Peddling Peril David Albright offers a harrowing narrative of the frighteningly large cracks through which nuclear weapons traffickers - such as Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan - continue to slip. Six years after the arrest of Khan, the networks he established continue to thrive, with black markets sprouting up across the globe. The dramatic takedown of the leader of the world's largest and most perilous smuggling network was originally considered a model of savvy detection by intelligence and enforcement agencies, including the CIA and MI6. But, as Albright chronicles. the prosecutions of traffickers that were much anticipated have not come to pass, and Khan himself was released from house arrest in February 200. Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea all use state sponsored smuggling networks that easily bypass export regulations and avoid detection. Albright illuminates how these networks have learned many ways to trick suppliers across the globe, including many in the United States, into selling them vital parts, and why, despite the fact that, since 2007, several dozen companies have been indicted - with some pleading guilty - for suspicion of participating in illicit trade, very few prosecutions have been achieved. Peddling Peril charts the dealings of several of these companies. Albright also reports on the hopeful story of the German company Leybold's decision to become an industry watchdog, and shows how this story reveals just how effective corporate monitoring and government cooperation would be if more serious efforrs were made. Concluding with a detailed plan for clamping down tightly on the illicit trade, Albright shows the way forward in the vital mission of freeing the world of this terrifying menace.--
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Albright, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Khan, A. Q.
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology transfer
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Security, International
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • National security
Label
Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Out of the cold -- Pakistan gets the bomb -- It's just business -- Khan's first customers : Iran & Iraq -- Finding a new hideout : South Africa -- Libya : a major sale at last -- North Korea -- Al Qaeda's bomb -- Uncovering Iran's illicit gas centrifuge program -- Busting the Khan network -- Suppliers, first line of defense -- Illicit nuclear trade today and the way forward
Control code
FIEb16701884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781416549314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430344597
Label
Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Out of the cold -- Pakistan gets the bomb -- It's just business -- Khan's first customers : Iran & Iraq -- Finding a new hideout : South Africa -- Libya : a major sale at last -- North Korea -- Al Qaeda's bomb -- Uncovering Iran's illicit gas centrifuge program -- Busting the Khan network -- Suppliers, first line of defense -- Illicit nuclear trade today and the way forward
Control code
FIEb16701884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781416549314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430344597

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