Nuclear Proliferation.docx

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International Affairs
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INTA 1110
Tarun Chaudhary

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Nuclear Proliferation 11/13/2012 12:05:00 PM In 1953, Eisenhower gave a speech to the UN in which he stated the US policy regarding Nuclear technology.  Called “Atoms for Peace” Speech Motivations  Nuclear weapons acquisition o Requires advanced technological infrastructure o Nuclear weapons are also the WMD, and the standard by which all others are judged  Why do states choose to pursue a weapon o Mixture of intent and means to do so o Who makes the decision o Theoretical lenses Contemporary Debates  Will nuclear deterrence maintain stability in the post-Cold War era o The Kenneth Waltz—Scott Sagan Debate o Waltz: Nuclear prevention will work in the post-CW era just as it did during the CW, even as new countries (India, Pakistan) gain nuclear weapons o Sagan: The nature of the states acquiring nuclear weapons is different, and this difference matters. In the ha
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