Deterrence

Coercing North Korea

James Davis | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

The dangers involved are now on clear display in the escalating crisis in North Korea as the United States seeks to strike a delicate balance between deterring an unknown adversary and reassuring a nervous ally. What's more, the drama plays out in full view of an international audience, some of whom are watching for clues about the utility of nuclear weapons in the 21st Century.

New Missiles for Old?

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Nuclear weapons may be filthy, but they are a comparatively clean way of deterring people from using biological and chemical weapons which are worse.

Iran Can Be Deterred? Let's Not Go There

Toby Greene | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Last week, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, was sounding pretty relaxed about the prospect of Iran getting nuclear weapons.