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Coercing nuclear proliferators: Libya, Iran and North Korea

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Comparative study using my own coercion theory to explain the successful efforts to coerce Libya (2003) and Iran (2015) to stop their nuclear weapons programmes as well as the failure to stop the North Korean nuclear programme (2000-2018). The comparison is worthwhile from a theoretical perspective, because coercion theory expects failures in all three cases. Understanding the unexpected successes against Libya and Iran may yield important insights that can inform the ongoing international efforts to coerce North Korea to stop its programme.
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