Minimum nuclear deterrence in a new world order

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Published by Canadian Centre for Global Security = Centre canadien pour la sécurité mondiale in Ottawa .

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  • Deterrence (Strategy),
  • Nuclear weapons.,
  • Nuclear disarmament.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementedited by Peter Gizewski.
SeriesAurora papers -- 24
ContributionsGizewski, Peter., Canadian Centre for Global Security.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 88 p. ;
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19175987M
ISBN 100920357512

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Numerous books were published on topics like brinkmanship, MAD, limited retaliation, and first strikes. In many ways, Nuclear Deterrence Theory is the culmination of this literature and the answer to many of questions posed within it.

In Nuclear Deterrence Theory, Cited by: MINIMUM NUCLEAR DETERRENCE RESEARCH FINAL REPORT Prepared for: Defense Threat Reduction Agency Advanced Systems and Concepts Office Contract No: DTRAD, Delivery Order Prepared by: Team Lead – Gregory Giles Christine Cleary Michèle Ledgerwood This report represents the views of its authors, not necessarily.

From a “New World Order” to a New Era of Confrontation and Uncertainty Each Nuclear Posture Review, including the NPR, has emphasized that US nuclear policy and deterrence strategy must be responsive to the evolving character of the threat environment in which US nuclear policy and deterrence must operate.

This is a significant point. 10 The Morality of Nuclear Deterrence statements were subsequently issued by the Episcopal Conferences of various nations.2 But with the end of the Cold War, assessments of deterrence by representatives of the Church have grown increasingly more negative.

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In order to address the nuclear question, it is useful to examine both the relevance of both countries’ deterrence policies to the current scenario and how these policies have played out across previous conflicts between India and China.

Both countries have adopted nuclear policies of credible minimum deterrence and No First Use (NFU). The current U.S. nuclear strategy goes beyond the legitimate objective of survivable strategic forces to active preparation for nuclear war.

The Reagan administration strategy rejects minimum deterrence and prepares for a nuclear war that might be protracted and controlled.

The strategy reflects the understanding that a combination of counterforce targeting, crises location of urban.

the US nuclear policy regarding our adversaries and how the US handles adversaries that have a different perspective, the new nuclear weapons states, and non-state actors with no return address who have nothing to lose. A further examination of deterrence, identifying what it takes to deter, in today‘s environment is included.

UNTIL RECENTLY, nuclear deterrence was not a fashionable topic of conversation. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the break-up of the USSR and the appearance of asymmetric warfare and terrorism as patterns of armed conflict in the closing years of the last century and the opening years of this, all gave the so-called new strategic thinkers cause to persuade us that nuclear deterrence was at best an.

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The hoped-for “new world order” has been superseded by the emergence of a new threat environment that includes expanding nuclear and non-nuclear threats. US nuclear policy must now shift to address these new threat realities and again promote as priority US goals the deterrence of enemies, the assurance of allies, and the limitation of.

March By Edward Ifft. Seventy years into the nuclear age, something revolutionary is about to occur. It is likely that, within the next year or two, a majority of the world’s countries will declare in a legally binding document that they no longer accept nuclear deterrence as a valid concept in international relations.

The two words – “nuclear deterrence” – remain ludicrously attractive to policy classes who learned to love the nuke from its inception. The nuke is paternally comforting, a stabilising. A text on the traditional questions of nuclear deterrence and the unconventional answers suggested by the emerging new world order.

The essays present rival ideas about the morality of alternative means for preserving mutual security as the world moves beyond the Cold War.

This illustrates the impotence of nuclear deterrence in preventing conventional conflict—the Yom Kippur War was the most intense episode of combat in the world since the Battle of Kursk in The more recent example of the Kargil War, a limited conflict between two nuclear armed states, reinforces this point.

Book Description: Deterrence remains a primary doctrine for dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. The author reviews the history of nuclear deterrence and calls for a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of concepts such as first strike, escalation, extended deterrence, and other Cold War-era strategies in today's complex world of additional.

Reviewed by Michael Krepon. A Perpetual Menace: Nuclear Weapons and International Order. By William Walker.

Routledge,pp. William Walker is a rare find: a humanist and elegant writer conversant with technical detail, as well as a specialist in nuclear proliferation who is intrigued by the subject of how power has been applied to create, maintain, and shape nuclear order.

Rodney W. Jones, Minimum Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: An Overview (Reston, VA: Policy International Architects International, Octo ); other sources include the Pakistan and India. Deterrence has kept the nuclear arms race on and promises no end to it.

B.S. Gupta rightly says, “Deterrence has not fulfilled one of its early expectations that, armed with nuclear weapons, nations will not be required to maintain large conventional forces”, A nation’s deterrent theory has to convince not only its adversary, but also the nation itself.

Nuclear deterrence is a myth. And a lethal one at that A test launch of a nuclear missile in North Korea. Perhaps the most frightening thing about nuclear deterrence is its many paths to failure. Nuclear Deterrence: Hardest Argument in the World to Refute 05/30/ am ET Updated THE DEPROLIFERATOR -- Whether from the mouths of foreign-policy professionals or members of the public, we're all familiar with this refrain: "Sure, it would be nice to get rid of nuclear weapons.

Deterrence theory is the idea that an inferior force, by virtue of the destructive power of the force's weapons, could deter a more powerful adversary, provided that this force could be protected against destruction by a surprise attack. This doctrine gained increased prominence as a military strategy during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons and is related to, but distinct.

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Balancing and nuclear deterrence, closely related to the logic of the balance of power school, were the major instruments for maintaining the international order during the postwar era.

They might be still relevant for certain purposes but three other mechanisms could become increasingly effective in the post‐postwar era. That said, realists do not view sustaining nuclear deterrence as a superior alternative to a new world order that would, in fact, provide confident, enduring security for all.

It is painfully obvious that in a new world order where all security concerns are resolved and none can emerge in the future, disarmament would be the preferred alternative. First use, which is what giving up NFU means, is incompatible with nuclear deterrence of nuclear weapons.

First use can have a non-nuclear deterrence purpose but only if a non-nuclear threat to national survival exists or is perceived to exist. Pakistan and Israel are two countries that perceive such non-nuclear threats to national survival. This emerging, recognizable nuclear order diminished the interest in an indigenous nuclear weapons capability and led Canberra to rely on US extended nuclear deterrence.

This order has remained fairly robust for more than 30 years. However, beyondwe may yet witness a breakdown in this order. (6) It is said that with sufficient political will, action, vision, and faith, world leaders can agree to renounce nuclear weapons via the creation of international legal structures and institutions that will provide peaceful approaches to conflict resolution as an alternative to nuclear arms and deterrence.

Kissinger took on an easy target in the doctrine of massive retaliation, but this is nonetheless an ambitious book — and one that opened up a Pandora’s box of nuclear. The world, Mr. Clinton suggested during a stop in Lisbon, can be divided between ''civilized nations,'' and ''irresponsible new nuclear powers and their possible alliances with terrorists and.

More to the point is the elevation of extended nuclear deterrence to the level of a state religion, streaked with schizophrenia.

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