nuclear arms control

Thinking the Unthinkable: Could Australia ever contemplate nuclear weapons?

John Gee Memorial Lecture

Professor Hugh White’s latest book How to Defend Australia has raised some challenging questions. One of them is whether there could be circumstances under which Australia might in future think about getting nuclear weapons. This clearly raises many grave issues - above all strategic and moral issues. In this 2019 John Gee Memorial Lecture, Professor White explores these questions further, in the light of the debate which his book has provoked.

Nuclear Deterrence at Risk

Taking up a year-long research fellowship at Harvard University in August, Dr Ben Zala will be looking for cracks in US nuclear deterrence strategies.

The Korean Nuclear Issue

Song Young Sun, ‘The Korean Nuclear Issue’, IR Working Paper 1991/10, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National Unive

Moving Target – Korea’s Nuclear Proliferation Potential

Peter Hayes, ‘Moving Target – Korea’s Nuclear Proliferation Potential’, IR Working Paper 1992-5, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies

Australia and Nuclear Arms Control as 'Good International Citizenship'

Good International Citizenship, as applied to Australian foreign policy from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, incorporated elements of pragmatism as well as

Nuclear 'Breakout': Risks and Possible Responses

Critics of nuclear weapons abolition have long argued that, in an ostensibly disarmed world, ‘rogue’ states could renege on their treaty commitments, secretl

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