nuclear weapons

When Australian nuclear weapons could make sense

Stephan Frühling on the possibility of Australia acquiring nuclear weapons

Thinking seriously about Asia's arms control

The time to think seriously about the prospects for controlling Asia’s nuclear arsenals has arrived, writes Dr Benjamin Zala

Partners in deterrence: US nuclear weapons and alliances in Europe and Asia

Since the dawn of the atomic age, nuclear weapons have been central to the internal dynamics of US alliances in Europe and Asia. But nuclear weapons cooperation in US alliances has varied significantly over time and space. Partners in Deterrence goes beyond traditional accounts that focus on US policy regarding deterrence and reassurance, and instead places the objectives and influence of US allies at the centre of analysis.

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

Nuclear Dilemmas: Korean Security in the 1990s

Andrew Mack, ‘Nuclear Dilemmas: Korean Security in the 1990s’, IR Working Paper 1992/9, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Austral

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

Nuclear Endgame on the Korean Peninsula

Andrew Mack, ‘Nuclear Endgame on the Korean Peninsula’, IR Working Paper 1994/9, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Aust

North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Options are Shrinking

Andrew Mack, ‘North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Options are Shrinking’, IR Working Paper 1994-5, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and As

Testing the Nuclear Stability-Instability Paradox Using Synthetic Control Method

Does acquisition of nuclear weapons by security rivals increase their level of conventional militarised conflict? Some recent theoretical and quantitative work has supported the ‘stability-instability paradox’, the proposition that while nuclear weapons deter nuclear war, they may also provide the conditions for nuclear-armed rivals to increase conventional military conflict with each other. However, other quantitative analysis and qualitative studies of the India–Pakistan dyad have delivered more equivocal assessments.

When Australian nuclear weapons could make sense

The debate of the possibility of Australia acquiring nuclear weapons is certainly being noticed by many Americans. ‘Is this serious?’ is a common question from security analysts here in Washington DC.

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