Author: Rob van Riet

September 21, 2016

Untangling Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma: Deterrence before Disarmament

NOBUYASU ABE  AND HIROFUMI TOSAKI Introduction In his historic Prague speech in 2009, President Barack Obama committed the United States to take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons while maintaining a safe, secure and effective nuclear arsenal for deterrence and reassurance as long …

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September 21, 2016

Identifying Principles for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: The Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan as a Relevant Guide

MANPREET SETHI Since its birth as a nation state in 1947, India has never wavered in its desire for a nuclear weapons-free world (NWFW). Over nearly six and a half long decades, the country has presented several proposals and introduced many resolutions – some spanning …

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September 20, 2016

Going to Zero: A Sceptical French Position

Nuclear Abolition: Neither Desirable, Nor Feasible … At Least For Now Many believe that we should now seek the abolition of nuclear weapons. Three different motivations are put forward, yet none of them proves entirely persuasive. The first motivation for disarmament is a perceived increased risk of nuclear proliferation. However, two …

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September 13, 2016

Conceptual Challenges of Nuclear Deterrence

CHRISTOPHER FORD Good morning – or rather, good day, since while it is still morning here in Washington, it will be midafternoon for you in Vienna. Anyway, it is a pleasure to be able to take part in this discussion, and I hope our video connection holds up. I. …

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September 13, 2016

The Myth of Nuclear Necessity

WARD WILSON * This article is republished from the New York Times, January 13, 2013. Five years ago, four titans of American foreign policy – the former secretaries of state George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger, the former defense secretary William J. Perry and the former …

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