Experts Say

Predicting proliferation

The News
August 1, 2017
By Rizwan Asghar

One of the basic tenets of the realist theory of international politics is that power is based on the military capabilities and states always build on their military might to fortify themselves against their enemies. However, this does not seem to be the case when it comes to acquiring nuclear weapons. Despite the Cassandra-like predictions, only nine states across the world possess actual nuclear capability.
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