Nuclear Deterrence or Disarmament!


Artikel & Kommentare 01.11.2014

Comment from Heinz Gärtner in Global View No.3 (2014)


In an April 2009 speech in Prague US President Barack Obama spoke of a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama stated that the United States would maintain nuclear deterrence during the disarmament process. This article discusses the limitations and deficiencies of the traditional mutual nuclear deterrence and assesses why progress in nuclear disarmament since the end of the Cold War has fallen short of expectations.

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