Friends Don't Let Friends Proliferate

Author
Scott Helfstein
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
125
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2010
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
SCOTT HELFSTEIN examines the efficacy of economic sanctions as a tool to counter nuclear proliferation. He argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, international cooperation is not a key determinant in sanction success. Instead, empirical evidence shows that sanctions have been effective at altering nuclear policies only when the sanction sender and target have had friendly relations.