Post Tagged with: "nuclear weapons"

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

When U.N. requirements were not met by Iran, China allowed stricter sanctions to be passed. Each time, China’s goal was to have Iran come back to the negotiating table.

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Virginie Grzelczyk discusses North Korea’s status as a nuclear power, the ways in which they are
“mainstreaming”, and their relationship with South Korea and the US.

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Its time for Neo-Realists to quit using nuclear weapons as anomaly fixers, even if this necessities a fundamental reworking of their basic principles.

Review – America Abroad

Review – America Abroad

Brooks and Wohlforth’s book is a defense of deep engagement as a means to maintain a US-led international order but neglects the impact of domestic political issues.

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia’s desire to limit Ukraine’s independence and to retake control of Crimea did not emerge during the Putin era. Rather they were there from the very beginning.

The Nuclear Taboo and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The Nuclear Taboo and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ self-aware refashioning of the nuclear taboo draws attention to stigmatization processes in international politics.

Addressing Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges in South Asia

Addressing Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges in South Asia

This article highlights six challenges to the nuclear regime followed by a three-step approach to finding common ground to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan.

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.

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