Australia, India and the Uranium Question

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Title Australia, India and the Uranium Question
Author Clarke, Michael Edmund
Journal Name Australian Journal of Political Science
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article examines the bipartisan nuclear ‘grand bargain’, namely that Australia would only export uranium to states signatory to the Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT), in framing Australian policy and debate towards India. India has not signed the NPT, and shows no willingness to do so. Since 2006 the domestic political and media debate regarding uranium sales to India shows that this grand bargain is fraying. This article explores the major arguments that have been elucidated by Australian political party leaders either for or against uranium sales to India and concludes with a discussion of the opportunities and challenges presented to Australia if it were to make an exception for India.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 46
Issue Number 3
Page from 489
Page to 502
ISSN 1036-1146
Date Accessioned 2012-01-16; 2012-02-14T04:03:09Z
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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