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The First Nuclear Age

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Cold War, nuclear overkill, and mutual assured destruction defined the first nuclear age. Nuclear negotiations naturally became a field of superpower rivalry. The existential facts of nuclear ... More


Arms Races

Matthew Kroenig

in The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190849184
eISBN:
9780190870591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849184.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the effects of a robust nuclear posture on nuclear arms races. Critics have argued that attaining nuclear advantages is difficult because the effort will provoke dangerous arms ... More


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