Presentation made December 12, 2013 at the INDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations) meeting at the Indiana State Library-Indianapolis.


Provides highlights of my recently published book Export Controls: A Contemporary History. Describes the roles played by multiple U.S. Government agencies and congressional oversight committees in this policymaking arena including the Commerce, Defense, State, and Treasury Departments. It also reviews the roles played by international government organizations such as the Missile Technology Control Regime, export oriented businesses, and research intensive universities.


export controls, economic sanctions, foreign trade regulation, coercive diplomacy, weapons sales, smuggling, foreign policy, international security, anti-terrorism policy, weapons of mass destruction, nonproliferation, public administration

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