Experts Say

The Enduring Hypocrisy of Nuclear No First Use

Modern Diplomacy
August 22, 2017
By Ahsan Ali Zahid & Hasan Ehtisham

In realist paradigm of International relations, one shall not solely trust the words of another state when it is a matter of a threat to national security. States can abrogate even a mutual pact when it is conflicting with their national interests. For instance, in December 1940, several sources warned Stalin about the imminent threat of a Nazi invasion, but he remained oblivious and assumed that Hitler would abide by the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
Share |

Back to top

Terms of Use