Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Author: kroc.nd.edu

A few years ago, a world without nuclear weapons was only an aspiration. Now it has become a widely accepted goal of international policy.   

In this issue of Peace Policy, three nuclear policy experts explain why we must, we can, and we should work toward a world without nuclear weapons:  

  • David Cortright addresses the security dimensions of nuclear reduction and abolition. (We must.) 
  • Former UK Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett lays out policy steps for strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (We can.) 
  • Catholic ethicist Gerard F. Powers considers the moral and ethical implications of nuclear disarmament. (We should.) 

Peace Policy aims to contribute to the international conversation on issues of war, violent conflict, and peace. The journal is written by faculty, fellows, and friends of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. It is built on a blog platform, allowing readers to comment on articles and engage on the issues. We look forward to your comments. 

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Contact: David Cortright, (574) 514-8536, dcortrig@nd.edu