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Living in the real world: The nuclear posture review

Cameron, James (2010) Living in the real world: The nuclear posture review. International Affairs at LSE (08 Apr 2010). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

“We live in a real world, not a virtual world” was Nicolas Sarkozy’s veiled riposte to Barack Obama’s vision of a globe free from nuclear weapons, articulated in his Prague speech of April 2009. Some commentators on the right are echoing this criticism in response to the administration’s declaration in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), “that the United States will not use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapons states that are party to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) and in compliance with their nuclear non-proliferation obligations.” This would pertain even if the US came under biological or chemical attack.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ideas/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > International Affairs at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 14:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83110

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