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Making Historical Surveys of States Nuclear Ambitions: Experiences from the Baltic Sea Region
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2005 (English)In: Nonproliferation Review, ISSN 1073-6700, Vol. 12, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In signalling its wish to participate in the Additional Protocol at an early stage, Sweden took several steps at the national level long before it actually ratified the protocol in May 2004. In 1998, the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) initiated a project to conduct a historical survey of Swedish nuclear weapons research for the period 1945-72. Sweden thus took an important step for the sake of transparency. SKI worked out a general model of how a nationally based survey could be designed, and gradually other states approached SKI in order to learn more about the methods and goals of the historical surveys. In 2002, a cooperative project was initiated between Sweden and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Finland joined the cooperative effort, and it thus became a dialogue and project carried out by five neighboring states to make national surveys. This article presents summaries of the national reports from Sweden and the Baltic states.

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Monterey Institute of International Studies , 2005. Vol. 12, no 1
Keyword [en]
Historical Survey, States Nuclear Ambitions, Baltic Sea Region
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-48373OAI: diva2:375464
Available from: 2010-12-08 Created: 2010-12-08Bibliographically approved

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