Nuclear deterrence has remained the global military strategy among nuclear powers since 1945. As it currently stands, this theory is outdated and impractical, as it rests upon assumptions which no longer encapsulate the present-day geopolitical landscape. As such, traditional nuclear deterrence poses an existential threat to us all, Emma Schubart argues. The doctrine needs to be revised in order to account for personalist dictators, the security dynamics of multiple nuclear states, instances of miscalculations and miscommunication, and the pitfalls of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Policy Paper – Emma Schubart, June 2021
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