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In Fall 2012 U.S. Foreign Policy Professor Sharon Weiner published her latest book, Our Own Worst Enemy?: Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise. The book explores U.S. efforts to prevent former Soviet nuclear experts from selling their knowledge on the open market after the end of the Cold War. Weiner outlines how these efforts were not as effective as planned, largely due to the organizational interests of the U.S. bureaucracies involved. Cindy Williams of the Security Studies Program at MIT is echoes the strong reviews the book has received when she writes: "Our Own Worst Enemy? is a must-read for scholars, policymakers, and other readers with an interest in how government decisions get made and why it has been so hard to control the spread of knowledge about nuclear weapons."