Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Rethink the Nuclear Threat

Rethink the Nuclear Threat

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, the danger of the use of nuclear weapons is greater now than at any time since Hiroshima. The increased risks are due mainly to political instabilities throughout the world fueled by ethnic conflicts, militant fundamentalism, and terrorism; fundamental economic problems afflicting the nuclear republics of the former Soviet Union as well as many other nations; and unbridled proliferation of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery.

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