by David P. Barash
A simplistic assumption of nuclear deterrence – that having nuclear weapons protects a nation against aggression – has frequently failed in practice. The Ukraine invasion should be a call to rethink deterrence and move toward abolishing nuclear weapons.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Mikhail Gorbachev
The dangers have only become more acute in the decades since I tried to convince Thatcher.
by David P Barash
Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will.