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NPT regime change: Has the good become the enemy of the best?

Thakur, Ramesh


Since the end of the Cold War, the risk of total nuclear war between the major powers has diminished. Yet the prospect of nuclear weapons being used is more plausible. There were two great pillars of the normative edifice for containing the nuclear horror: the doctrines of strategic deterrence, which prevented their use among those who had nuclear weapons; and the non-proliferation regime, centered on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which both outlawed their spread to others...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.4135/9781473915527


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