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10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

The Nuclear Weapons Anachronism: A Historical Perspective

The Nuclear Weapons Anachronism: A Historical Perspective

With the existence of international norms on the prohibition of other WMD, why has one not emerged for nuclear weapons?

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

The United States may not be able to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, but it can encourage them to use diplomacy instead of throwing nuclear tantrums.

Winning Hostilities Without War: United States-North Korea Machinations

Winning Hostilities Without War: United States-North Korea Machinations

Despite the threats of Kim Jong-Un to destabilize the region, the US and North Korea are both intent on winning the hostilities without going to war.

A No-First-Use Policy Would Make the United States Less Secure

A No-First-Use Policy Would Make the United States Less Secure

The benefits of a no-first-use policy are unlikely to materialize. Rather, the US is much more likely to see a number of negative consequences.

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy?

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy?

As long as military and political leaders are aware of the effects of nuclear weapons, the barrier to crossing the nuclear threshold would remain prohibitively high.

Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility and Nuclear Custodianship

Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility and Nuclear Custodianship

Hillary Clinton quite literally turned the tables on Trump – inverting the gender binary that had for centuries kept women from public office

Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability

Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability

India and Pakistan should exercise restraint, resume dialogue, institutionalize arms reduction mechanisms and focus on diplomacy.

India-Pakistan Relations:  A Brief Survey of the Evolving Conflict Terrain

India-Pakistan Relations: A Brief Survey of the Evolving Conflict Terrain

It is pertinent for India to realise that the use of force, which comes with risk of self-destruction, will not coerce neighbours to change course, even for its own good.

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

There are reasons to doubt whether extended sanctions against North Korea will produce the outcomes that key players want to achieve

International Monitoring of North Korea’s 2016 Nuclear Test

International Monitoring of North Korea’s 2016 Nuclear Test

Sanctioning the North Korean economy and its leadership seems to be the best possible short-term option available to the international community to curb its nuclear proliferation.

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To Press, Or Not to Press the Button?

The foundation of British strategic security requires ideas and assumptions that we can no longer be sure of; in the long run, nuclear deterrence seems unconvincing.

India and the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

India and the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

India must play a crucial role in the Hague Nuclear Security Summit to assure the world its nuclear security and safety is dealt with by a responsible nation.

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