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The dangers of nuclear fatalism


December 8, 2017
By Tanya Ogilvie-White

The rapid expansion of nuclear weapons capabilities in Northeast Asia has narrowed policy options to the extent that nuclear fatalism has taken hold in the expert community. This fatalism, the belief that disarmament diplomacy is permanently moribund and that only military responses to rising regional threats have any chance of success, could very well lead us down a path to further nuclear proliferation, nuclear accidents and nuclear war.
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