This book investigates drivers and trends in nuclear proliferation in the Global South. Based on an in-depth analysis of South Africa's nuclear history, it examines general causes of proliferation, such as technical capabilities and constraints; a country's motivation to build a nuclear bomb; and particular domestic and international situations. It also highlights Britain's role in the development of techlogical capability in South Africa and explains how nuclear weapons influence international relations. Finally, the study offers effective solutions to the problem of nuclear proliferation in developing countries.
Lucky E. Asuelime is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Ag. Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Zululand. He is a specialist on African Security, Political Economy and Nuclear History/Politics. His recent publications include a co-authored book entitled: Boko Haram: The Socio-Economic Drivers, Springer 2015; and a Journal article: Churchill's British Atomic Relations with Malan's Government in South Africa, 1951 - 1954? New Contree, No. 71, 137-151, December 2014. Raquel A. Adekoye is completing her PhD research on the title: The Independence of Kashmir State: A Panacea for Indo-Pakistani Conflict and South Asian Security Crises? She is a research assistant in the Politics and International Studies department, University of Zululand.