Experts Say

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump: The godfathers of the UN treaty to ban the bomb

The Globe and Mail
July 8, 2017
By Ramesh Thakur

With a protector-in-chief like Donald Trump, who needs enemies like Kim Jong-un? Clearly, history does irony: the president with the least previous foreign policy interest and experience could end up having the biggest impact on global affairs in a century. Advocates for nuclear disarmament have long argued that deterrence stability depends on rational decision makers being in office on all sides at all times. The world could survive on the brink of disaster with one of the nine leaders with their fingers on the nuclear button being volatile, but risks going over the brink with two such leaders. With Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim, the specialistsí warnings have become a global public nightmare.
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