Bonn and the Bomb : German Politics and the Nuclear Option
After World War II Germany was denied access to nuclear technology, yet this study reveals that German governments of all persuasions have, over the post-war years, planned for Germany to become a nuclear power. Dr Kuntzel has examined confidential papers and interviewed government officials and diplomats in Europe and North America to produce a book that challenges accepted beliefs about Germany's role in the nuclear world. He argues that the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which the USA and the Soviet Union were striving to achieve, was sabotaged in the 1960s by high-level West German intervention, resulting in loopholes which are of vital importance for international security today.
- Hardback | 210 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jan 1995
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- bibliography, index
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Table of contents
Adenauer and the bomb; Germany's battle against the NPT; political parties and the nuclear option; the NPT on the bargaining table; the EURATOM controversy; loopholes within loopholes; Germany and the bomb - what next?
About Matthias Küntzel
Matthias Kuntzel is a political consultant and journalist based in Hamburg and a former senior advisor on nuclear proliferation and nuclear power within the Federal Parliamentary Fraktion of Germany's Green Party. He is the editor of Atombomber: Made in Germany? (Kolner Volksblatt Verlag, 1986) and the author of numerous articles and studies on the subject.