Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 21 September 2009

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195375237

Also Available As:


Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (06)

Shopping for Bombs

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Gordon Corera

  • The first comprehensive assessment of the career of AQ Khan, a man described as "at least as dangerous as Osama Bin Laden." Contains exclusive interviews and newsworthy material. Reveals new information US and UK participation in breaking the ring and how President Musharraf was persuaded to act against a national hero
  • The first account of how Iran was provided critical assistance in its nuclear weapons program
  • Inside story on the high-wire dealings with Gadaffi and Libya leading to their renunciation of nuclear weapons
  • Offers key insights on the United States' relationship with Pakistan, a significant collaborator in the ongoing "War on Terror" in Afghanistan