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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
February 16, 2017
By Polina Sinovets

Up to a certain point, nuclear arms control and disarmament walk hand in hand. But when they encounter the issue of deterrence and its utility, they quickly part ways. This is the central point that my roundtable colleague Joelien Pretorius made in her third essay, and I concur with it. But why exactly do arms control and disarmament part ways? I believe it's because these two approaches to nuclear weapons depend on fundamentally different worldviews.
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