As a principle and practice, deterrence existed long before nuclear weapons. The logic of deterrence is irrefutable to most, especially when applied to nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, its effectiveness is questioned by everyone […]
Historian Ward Wilson pokes holes in the mythology of nuclear weapons. Long awaited by many of us in the arms control and disarmament communities, historian Ward Wilson’s book, Five Myths About Nuclear […]
A pretext for the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in European states is to free them from the need to develop nuclear weapons.
The trouble with taboos is that they’re made to be broken. Realism and ethics converge in the belief that nuclear weapon use is unthinkable.
Nonproliferation is a non-starter when those who seek to enforce it refuse to convincingly disarm. Nuclear “apartheid” is a critical concern to many states.
Conservatives believe that U.S. disarmament holds no water with Tehran and that substantive disarmament measures on the part of the West would have no bearing on any aspirations Iran may have to nuclear weapons. Russ Wellen reports.
In the long run, the grassroots types sprouting by the side of the road may have a better chance of implementing disarmament than those steering policy limos down the middle of the road.
The Cold War was like two winos who’d dragged themselves from the gutter and stopped drinking. But, hedging their bets on sobriety, they carried around pints of Everclear 190 proof grain alcohol.
Looking gift horsemen in the mouth.
From poisoning disarmament protocols to thwarting development in India to even threatening corporate profits.