Accession Number : ADA601869


Title :   Perspectives on Security, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation: Views from the United States and South Africa


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT


Personal Author(s) : Piombo, Jessica


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601869.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : This project convened a dialogue between civil societies in the United States and the Republic of South Africa (RSA) to deepen understanding of the ways in which each nation views its most critical strategic security concerns and the domestic debates that shape those views. This project engaged in dialogue through the lens of nuclear disarmament, energy, and proliferation/nonproliferation issues. Despite cooperation on a number of matters in this area, U.S.- South African relations have not always been cordial and the two have come into open disagreements on a number of occasions. South Africa is a key force for regional stability in Africa. It maintains an active and expanding nuclear energy industry, is an influential country within the African Union (AU), has the largest economy on the continent of Africa, and maintains the most well- equipped and trained military in sub- Saharan Africa. In the framework of the narrative United States- South Africa Relationship: Going Global 1 the question is how the two countries can improve their cooperation and decrease tension in this area for greater global security. To promote dialogue on these issues, in September 2013, Drs. Jessica Piombo of the Naval Postgraduate School and Joelien Pretorius of the University of the Western Cape facilitated a two- day workshop, entitled Perspectives on Security, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation: Views from the United States and South Africa. The event brought together sixteen participants to discuss how they perceived each country s views on a set of issues related to nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, nuclear energy, and international cooperation on nuclear and nonproliferation issues.


Descriptors :   *DISARMAMENT , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , DETERRENCE , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , SOUTH AFRICA


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


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