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The proposal set forth in ... this Article admittedly is no full solution to the problem of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. Just as important as the control over nuclear materials and technology is the political effort to provide nations with sufficient security so that they perceive little need to develop or acquire nuclear weapons. This Article does assert, however, that a necessary part of any full solution is the cooperative development of a new international consensus regarding the policies governing the international nuclear market and the means to effectuate these policies. Based on the success of the regime that governed the international nuclear market from 1954 to 1973, the awareness of new needs engendered by changes in the world energy market since 1973, and the present willingness, both within and without the United States, to respond to new proposals, there is good reason to rely on international cooperation rather than unilateral activity in developing a stable international nuclear regime.