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Finding Common Ground: U.S. Export Controls in a Changed Global Environment
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Protecting U.S. security by controlling technology export has long been a major issue. But the threat of the Soviet sphere is rapidly being superseded by state-sponsored terrorism; nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile proliferation; and other critical security factors.

This volume provides a policy outline and specific steps for an urgently needed revamping of U.S. and multilateral export controls.

It presents the latest information on these and many other pressing issues:

  • The successes and failures of U.S. export controls, including a look at U.S. laws, regulations, and export licensing; U.S. participation in international agencies; and the role of industry.
  • The effects of export controls on industry.
  • The growing threat of "proliferation" technologies.

World events make this volume indispensable to policymakers, government security agencies, technology exporters, and faculty and students of international affairs.


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412 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-04392-2

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Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Engineering. Finding Common Ground: U.S. Export Controls in a Changed Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1991.

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