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“Being Nuclear on a Budget: Churchill, Britain and ‘Atoms for Peace,’ 1953-1955” by Martin Theaker was recently published in Diplomacy and Statecraft (2016; 27:4). The article considers the impact of President Dwight Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” initiative on Britain’s political and atomic interests as well as the role of Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s personal diplomacy in offering British support for the project. Theaker writes that Churchill pledged British support for the initiative “without properly consulting either his technical or diplomatic experts” and the pledge actually “jeopardised Britain’s influence overseas.” In offering support for “Atoms for Peace,” the author observes that “Churchill relegated Britain’s atomic objectives below his high-political aims.” The Diplomacy and Statecraft website is here.

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