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International Relations Since the End of the Cold WarNew and Old Dimensions$
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Geir Lundestad

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199666430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.001.0001

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Nuclear Weapons and International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

Nuclear Weapons and International Relations Since the End of the Cold War

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(p.149) 8 Nuclear Weapons and International Relations Since the End of the Cold War
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International Relations Since the End of the Cold War
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David Holloway

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0009

This chapter explores the ways in which the nuclear danger has been redefined since the end of the Cold War and the efforts that have been made to strengthen the nuclear order. A global nuclear war is no longer the main worry, but the danger that nuclear weapons will be used in regional conflicts has become more acute. Nuclear proliferation has become the central issue in nuclear politics, with North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Libya the focus of international attention. The United States and some (but not all) other countries see nuclear terrorism as the greatest threat. The Obama Administration has proposed measures to strengthen the nonproliferation regime and to move toward nuclear disarmament. The prospects for success remain unclear.

Keywords:   nuclear weapons, proliferation, Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, disarmament, terrorism

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