No Laughing Matter: Nuclear Policy and Dr. Strangelove

nuclear security

The threat of nuclear weapons has been prevalent since the second half of the 20th century. The size of nuclear arsenals worldwide has grown substantially, and now includes strategic and tactical weapons. The sophistication of nuclear technology has also grown, and countries seem to be in an arms race to develop and acquire the most advanced nuclear devices. There still exists a political dependence on the doctrine of deterrence, namely the threat of mutually assured destruction (MAD), which is used as a strategy for security. Read more