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 But the threat of the Soviet sphere is rapidly being superseded by state-sponsored terrorism; nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile proliferation; and other critical security factors.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.