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When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises

Cohen, Michael

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Does state acquisition of nuclear weapons lead to stability and peace or instability and crises? This is one of the great debates in international relations scholarship. Michael D. Cohen argues that nuclear weapons acquisition often does dangerously embolden the acquiring state to undertake coercion and aggression, but that this behavior moderates over time as leaders learn the dangers and limitations of nuclear coercion. This book examines the historical cases of the Soviet Union and Pakistan...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204893
DOI: .1002/polq.12889

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