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dc.contributor.authorGheorghe, E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T16:03:10Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T16:03:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-02en_US
dc.identifier.issn0707-5332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50080
dc.description.abstractBy 1970, the United States had undergone a remarkable volte-face on dealing with People’s Republic of China as a nuclear weapon state, from outspoken opposition to political recognition. Aware of the importance of co-opting Beijing in the emerging multipolar order, President Richard Nixon sought any possible opening to the Chinese leadership. One secret backchannel passed through Bucharest, whom Washington rewarded with sensitive atomic assistance for its good offices. If in the mid-1960s dealing with China was regarded as detrimental to the cause of nonproliferation, by the early 1970s, the United States relaxed its nuclear exports policy towards useful adversaries, such as Romania, all in pursuit of geopolitical interests.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author is grateful for comments and suggestions from Ma°lfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Anne Dei-ghton, Louise Fawcett, Adriana Gheorghe, John Harper, Fintan Hoey, David Holloway, Sven Holts-mark, Margaret MacMillan, Leopoldo Nuti, Christian Ostermann, the participants to the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project workshop in Rome, Italy (December 2015), and the anonymous reviewers. The research on which this article is based was financed by the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, the Graduate Scholarship at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, the Rat,iu Family Foundation Fellowship, the George L. Abernethy Predoctoral Fellowship at the School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University, the Stanton Foundation, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the International Security Studies program at Yale.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.source.titleInternational History Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2018.1425893
dc.subjectNuclear proliferationen_US
dc.subjectNuclear tradeen_US
dc.subjectSino-American rapprochementen_US
dc.titlePeace for atoms. US non-proliferation policy and the Romanian role in the Sino-American rapprochement, 1969-1971en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relations
dc.citation.spage1049en_US
dc.citation.epage1072en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber40en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber5en_US
dc.relation.projectSt. Anne’s College, University of Oxford - Yale University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, BCSIA
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07075332.2018.1425893
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.identifier.eissn1949-6540en_US


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