Nuclear deterrence

  • Reigniting a Nuclear Arms Race is the Wrong Take-Home from Ukraine

    by David P. Barash

    A simplistic assumption of nuclear deterrence – that having nuclear weapons protects a nation against aggression – has frequently failed in practice. The Ukraine invasion should be a call to rethink deterrence and move toward abolishing nuclear weapons. 

  • The Madness of Nuclear Deterrence

    by Mikhail Gorbachev

    The dangers have only become more acute in the decades since I tried to convince Thatcher.

  • The deterrence myth

    by David P Barash

    Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will.