Proliferation (tagged articles)
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Scientific Federal Agencies & the United States Negotiation for the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1962-1963
Helen Thompson - In October of 1962, the United States and Soviet Union’s arms race in ballistic missiles escalated to an unnerving confrontation that lasted thirteen days, while both world leaders waited on opposite sides of the world for the other to say the word and start... Keep Reading »
Theories of Nuclear Proliferation: Why Do States Seek Nuclear Weapons?
David A. Smith - Nuclear weapons are the most powerful and destructive weapons held in the aresenals of any modern states. Since the creation of the nuclear bomb, many have feared that a nuclear war could lead to the end of life on earth as we currently know it. The Treaty on the Non... Keep Reading »
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Denuclearization: A Models-Based Approach
Conor Hughes - With nuclear proliferation a major threat to international security, this study examines the factors that led three countries to denuclearize by applying Scott Sagan's three models: security, domestic politics, and norms. Rather than only observing security issues,... Keep Reading »
The New Geopolitics: Why Nuclear Weapons No Longer Serve U.S. Interests
Richard Burt - Richard Burt is the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, and recently played a critical leadership role in the ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Burt had previously served as a correspondent for the New York Times, and is a current managing... Keep Reading »
Containing the Atom: Paul Nitze and the Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons
Reid Pauly - Immediately following the first and only uses of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, President Truman described nuclear stewardship as “an awful responsibility that has fallen to us.”i The decision to use the bombs did clearly demonstrate the operational... Keep Reading »
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