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To help allies, send security guarantees, not nuclear bombs

Fuhrmann, Matthew and Sechser, Todd S. (2014) To help allies, send security guarantees, not nuclear bombs. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Nov 2014). Website.

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Despite the end of the Cold War more than two decades ago, the U.S. still deploys nuclear weapons in several countries. But does deploying these weapons act as a deterrent to conflict, making these countries safer? In new research which analyses the effects of such nuclear deployments, Matthew Fuhrmann and Todd S. Sechser find that their presence does little, when compared with alliance guarantees. They write that having an alliance with a nuclear armed ally is actually more effective in preventing armed conflicts than the local deployment of the weapons themselves.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 16:00
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:21

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