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Interview with Alexsandr Krasulin, 1986

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Title:
Interview with Alexsandr Krasulin, 1986
Description:
Alexsandr Krasulin was associated for many years with the Soviet Institute for Nuclear Research in Moscow. He opens with a discussion of nonproliferation, calling it the only area of common ground between the superpowers in the area of disarmament. Among other related topics he describes Moscow’s nonproliferation policies toward its allies. He is asked about the Atoms for Peace program, noting that the Soviets had their own version, complete with international conferences starting in 1954. He gives his reactions to the programs of France, China, and India, and delineates his concerns about possible developments on the Korean peninsula, and the Middle East. He rejects the proposition that there is a nuclear club that arrogates nuclear-related decisions and standard-setting to itself. He criticizes Israel’s 1981 strike against Iraq’ reactor, and comments on U.S. nuclear exports and the contradiction between commercial and nonproliferation priorities.
Interviewee:
Krasulin, Alexsandr B.
Date:
December 12, 1986
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Subjects:
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
International Atomic Energy Agency
Nuclear nonproliferation
Nuclear disarmament
Nuclear-weapon-free zones
Nuclear weapons
Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (1967)
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963)
United Nations
Places:
Russia
Iraq
Germany
Israel
United States
India
Japan
Pakistan
China
France
Lebanon
South Africa
Extent:
00:41:46:02
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_E50A09667FDF48D5813F71B27A409F6F