The spread of nuclear weapons technology presents the greatest threat to world peace today, as a new nuclear arms race emerges in the Middle East.
Shopping for Bombs is the first detailed account of the emergence of Pakistan's nuclear hero AQ Khan as the world's leading black market salesman of nuclear weapons technology. It reveals the inside story of how he sold the most dangerous technology in the world to some of the world's most dangerous states, including Iran, North Korea, and Libya. In doing so it presents a detailed insight into Tehran's nuclear ambitions and how AQ Khan allowed countries to shave years off the time needed to acquire nuclear weapons.
Based on access to officials at the highest levels in Islamabad, London, and Washington, Shopping for Bombs reveals what was known of Khan's activities by Western governments and how he was eventually put out of business by an effective harnessing of intelligence and diplomacy.
Essential reading on the topic dominating international relations and world politics today.